Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Mental Health

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Why join our Pharmacy Services?

Progressive learning environment in University Teaching Trust with excellent training opportunities to underpin your career development including Leadership and Change Management, Quality Improvement, Research and Development, Medicines Safety, Education and Training
  • No previous mental health experience necessary other than a drive and passion for enhancing the patient experience as full training is provided including funding to complete the well regarded Aston University Certificate in Mental Health Therapeutics
  • Opportunity for further qualifications such as a Clinical Diploma and IP in line with departmental strategy and to learn through local networks, study or conference days. Interests in developing physical healthcare knowledge may be explored through working at Trust's Haywood Community Hospital, Stoke on Trent which supports general admissions, stroke- and neuro-rehabilitation and rheumatology services
  • Contribute to development of other staff including through Post Grad Medical Education, Non-medical Prescribers and Pharmacy undergraduate and Trainee Pharmacist programmes
  • Embracing digital technologies - Trust has launched and continues to roll out Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) to inpatient areas and Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) from community teams
  • On-call advisory service only
  • Free parking
  • Relocation package available for successful candidate in line with Trust policy (available upon request)

Main duties of the job

Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Service

Based at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury

AFC Band 7 (�43,742 - �50,056 pa)

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you strive to make a positive difference in your patients' lives?

Are you looking to join a friendly, well motivated, patient focussed pharmacy team?

Representing an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and forward thinking team as a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist in Mental Health to support patient-centred care.

Working clinically within in-patient services with outreach clinical support to community teams as experience evolves.

If you are a dynamic, highly motivated individual looking to work within a friendly and supportive team which has a strong commitment to professional development and meeting individual career aspirations, we welcome your application.

About us

By joining Team MPUFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a stimulating post providing opportunity to develop many new skills practising clinically as a specialist mental health pharmacist to directly influence care provided to our service users through multidisciplinary involvement. Additional training and experience is provided through a planned programme of rotation through areas of Medicines Information, Clinical Trials, Audit (including Clinical Interventions and Prescribing Data feedback) and extended support to Community Mental Health Teams. There will be occasional attendance and shadowing opportunities in local governance meetings which includes Medicines Optimisation Committee.

MPFT provides an in-patient service to both The Redwoods Centre and St Georges Hospital and specialities include acute mental health wards, psychiatric intensive care, low and a medium secure forensic units, learning disabilities, eating disorders, perinatal services and child and adolescent mental health. Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation also support local Community Mental Health Teams including Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment, Mental Health Liaison, Hospital Avoidance as well as sexual health services and country-wide substance misuse and alcohol services.

In addition, Service Transformation programmes foster cross-sector working with local ICBs and PCNs with strong links to neighbouring Trusts through Trust Formulary and Shared Care Pharmacist.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. The post holder may be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Currently there is a requirement to work bank holidays per annum on a pro rata basis; there is no requirement to work late nights or weekends

Person Specification



  • MPharm (or equivalent)



  • Registered Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)



  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Therapeutics (or willing to undertake)



  • Evidence of relevant and up to date continued professional development (CPD

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