Band 7 Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist - Highcroft

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has become available for a highly motivated and dedicated pharmacist at Band 7 to join our Pharmacy team based in the main Trust Pharmacy on the Highcroft site, Erdington. You will participate in clinical pharmacy services and rotate through a number of our service areas to gain experience in mental health pharmacy.

The Trust Pharmacy service comprises almost 80 staff including 25 pharmacists and 30 pharmacy technicians. The service provides for 110 teams, including inpatients, forensic inpatients, forensic CAMHS, home treatment, assertive outreach, community mental health teams and early intervention.

An interest in mental health is essential but previous mental health experience or hospital pharmacy experience is not essential. The post carries a commitment to participate on the out of hours cover rota.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the opportunity to gain significant experience of mental health pharmacy. You will also be providing education, performing audits, providing drug information and medicines management advice to service users, carers, and healthcare professionals. you will also participate in Pharmacy based and trust wide projects.

In addition, if needed, the successful candidate will be sponsored to gain the certificate in psychiatric therapeutics from Aston University and will have opportunities to participate in other postgraduate courses.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered with GPhC


  • Member of RPS

Post registration qualificatio


  • post registration qualification


  • certificate/diploma in psychiatric therapeutics



  • substantial post registration experience


  • expericne in mental health services



  • shows empathy to those with mental health conditions

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust



Gate D Fentham Road, Erdington


B23 6AL

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