Community Mental Health Pharmacist- BCUHB West

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 8A
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our expanding pharmacy team, to lead new mental health clinical pharmacy services across our community teams as part of our mental health services. This role will lead a pharmacy team within BCUHB West to develop and improve the community mental health pharmacy teams across adult and older adult mental health services. This role is a great opportunity to individualise and develop the service. You should be patient focused and proactive in developing and using your clinical skills and knowledge to improve care through the delivery of efficient medicines optimisation to reduce inequalities and improve care of mental health patients in the community. Applicants need to be able to work well both within the pharmacy and wider community mental health teams but also be able to practice autonomously, undertaking individual patient assessments and consultations as required. Experience of working within community mental health teams is desirable but not essential and applicants should be or be willing to work towards independent prescriber within a mental health speciality. The base will be split between the main YG site and other community mental health bases in BCUHB West.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary/Job Purpose:
  • Lead a safe and effective specialist clinical pharmacy service in allocated area in community mental health settings
  • Undertake professional and clinical pharmacist's duties
  • Work within the scope of practice
  • Provides expert pharmaceutical advice and support within both primary and secondary care services as required
  • Develop policies, protocols and guidelines within allocated area.
  • Work in partnership with service users, other health and social care colleagues, to achieve the optimum health outcome for service users
  • Input into multidisciplinary team meetings within psychiatry
  • Provide specialist advice and support to health care professionals in community mental health teams and primary care to improve medicines optimisation in mental heath

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the \Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Pharmacy services: provide an advanced pharmacy service in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies

Human resources: undertake individual appraisals for appropriate staff within the allocated area and develop learning needs against a personal development plan with them.

Education, training, research and development: assist in the delivery of pharmaceutical education relating to medicines management for healthcare professionals and other working in health and social care.

Finance and performance: monitor cost of medicines used in area of responsibility and identifies more cost effective treatment when appropriate

Medicines information: Support BCU medicines information service in provision of specialist mental health pharmacy advice when requested

Person Specification



  • MPharm degree
  • GPhC registered
  • Experience in mental health


  • RPS registered
  • Independant prescribing qualifications



  • communication
  • good interpersonal skills


  • ability to use EMIS



  • manage workload


  • speak Welsh

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