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Pharmacist (Advanced) - Acute Liaison

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
The Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust [CWPT]provides comprehensive mental health/learning disability and community services to the population of Coventry and Warwickshire.

We are looking for a dynamic pharmacist to work within our psychiatric liaison service and local acute trust providers. Hosted by CWPT, this fixed term contract / secondment opportunity will focus on demonstrating the value of a clinical pharmacist supporting acute care for people with serious mental illness [SMI], within an acute physical hospital setting.

Main duties of the job

  • offering advice to the acute hospital staff on medication-based issues such as initiation, switching or ceasing psychotropic medications
  • liaising with the inpatient team on safe use of / managing the risks with clozapine in the acute hospital
  • safe use of rapid tranquillisation
  • Review of SMI patients and on-going psychotropic medication
  • develop and test a rolling programme of training for pharmacy and nursing staff at the acute trust to highlight the risks associated with psychotropic medicines, and safe use of psychotropics
  • support the acute team with risk recognition and prevention of adverse reactions, co-ordination of medication supply and monitoring arrangements with acute pharmacy teams, adherence to treatment guidelines and an enhanced patient experience.

About us

The Medicines Management Team is based at Wayside House, Coventry CV6 6NY however you must have an independent means of transport to travel around the Trust's geographic area.

You must be able to work flexibly to meets the needs of the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an advanced pharmacist you will have an excellent opportunity to play an instrumental role in developing clinical pharmacy advice services to acute trust clinicians, carers and service users. You will work within our psychiatric liaison service, and local Coventry and Warwickshire acute trusts. You will be supported by both the CWPT Medicines Management Team, and local acute trusts, and the wider Integrated Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation programme.

You will have a broad technical and pharmaceutical knowledge relating to the promotion of high quality, effective and safe use of medicines. You should possess excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills. Whilst experience of working within mental health/learning disabilities is desirable it is not essential.

Person Specification



  • Masters Pharmacy degree, or equivalent
  • Current and continued registration and membership with The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (practising member)
  • Specialist clinical post-graduate qualification (eg. Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy or Clinical Pharmacy or willingness to work towards a qualification)

Knowledge and Skills


  • Confident and assertive when dealing with other professionals
  • Have experience of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • A broad technical and pharmaceutical knowledge relating to the promotion of high quality, effective and cost effective use of medicines
  • Proficient IT skills eg. ability to use Microsoft Office programs.



  • Experience of working with people with mental health / learning disability problems or in Community Services
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of service review and design
  • Experience of managing staff

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


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