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Advanced Pharmacist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced mental health pharmacist with a passion for medicines optimisation in the community setting? The Trust is currently embarking on a community mental health transformation journey and we're seeking to recruit a compassionate and motivated individual to work in the community mental health hubs as a key member of the multidisciplinary team. The post will also involve close liaison with other community based mental health services, primary care and in-patient mental health services.

As an integral member of the clinical team, and alongside pharmacy colleagues, you'll address the pharmaceutical care needs of community-based service users. You will also ensure safe and effective medicines management processes, developing new ways of working and integrating within the evolving community transformation model. As a senior member of the pharmacy team, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to broader Trust initiatives and priorities.

Main duties of the job

The post provides an opportunity for the following: -
  • Pharmaceutical care planning and clinical review of prescriptions
  • Involvement of service users in decisions about their medicines to optimise treatment, support adherence and improve outcomes
  • Provision of specialist pharmaceutical advice to the multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Development of a non-medical prescribing role
  • Provision of clinical supervision, professional leadership and line management to other members of the team
  • Ensure appropriate governance arrangements are in place for the management of medicines, including the monitoring of prescribing and medicines use
  • Attendance at best practice groups and strategic network meetings
  • Actively working to contribute to and deliver the Trust medicines optimisation strategy

There is no current requirement to work on-call, Bank Holidays or weekends. Due to the location of various units, an ability and willingness to travel around Trust locations is required.

About us

This post presents a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced pharmacist motivated by the desire to improve patient care to perform this key position within the MDT. The role demands an organised, flexible individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work on their own initiative.

You will have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council, a postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience, and post registration experience in a mental health setting. A qualification as a non-medical prescriber would be desirable but applicants with a willingness to work towards this qualification will also be considered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Clinical Pharmacy service is highly regarded within the organisation and should you wish to join our team you will become one of a large team of Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Medicines Management Nurses and Pharmacy Assistants working across the Trust. We welcome flexible working applications and job shares.

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Evidence of and commitment to continuing professional development

Knowledge / Skills


  • Good clinical knowledge
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Awareness of current issues relevant to the profession and role



  • Substantial post-registration relevant experience
  • Previous experience working in mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Chorley Health centre



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