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Prison Services Pharmacist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inc
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you a qualified pharmacist wishing to gain experience working clinically in a prison setting, this post could be for you. The post-holder will provide pharmaceutical services to HMP Wandsworth, supported and trained by the Specialist Prison Services Pharmacist. You will work with a small pharmacy team, including medicines management technicians f and provide support to the dispensary.

The post-holder will be based at the dedicated pharmacy departments at HMP Wandsworth.

The post holder will be employed by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and seconded to Oxleas Prison Services Pvt. Ltd.

Main duties of the job

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a mental health and community trust that provides a wide and growing range of services across the boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley and also services in Kent. Oxleas Prison Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and provides the pharmacy services to the prison pharmacy contracts. Due to the recent contract award from NHS England we are now providing pharmacy services to the Wandsworth Prison and are recruiting to newly established posts.

Our Pharmacy Departments have a long history of innovation, with established prescribing guidelines, excellent relationships with medical staff as well as a strong culture of leading clinical audit and research projects.

We believe in supporting our staff to develop to their full potential.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

We're KindWe're FairWe ListenWe Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide on a weekly basis a pharmacy clinical service to the allocated area(s) of HMP Wandsworth following standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • To ensure you personally have high standards of work, both clinical and dispensing and follow all SOPs as directed by the senior prison services Pharmacist.
  • To work with the pharmacy technician(s) providing medicines optimisation and to support this technician professionally.
  • To implement the prison formulary, in collaboration with primary care colleagues.
  • To generate monthly reports on drug expenditure for the allocated healthcare area(s) and to advise the prescribers on areas for improvement and efficiencies.
  • To act as responsible pharmacist when rostered to do so in the dispensary.
  • To ensure all work is carried out in a timely manner to meet the requirements of medicines optimization technicians on the wings.

  • Person Specification

    Job Criteria


    • Masters of Pharmacy degree
    • Registered with Gphc


    • Certificate in clinical pharmacy or working towards it
    • Substance misuse/mental health experience/knowledge



    • Experience (prison, hospital, community)
    • Communication skills



    • Substance misuse/mental health knowledge

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


    HMP Wandsworth Prison

    Heathfield Road


    SW13 8HS

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