Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in and enthusiastic about mental health pharmacy or wanting to specialise in this field?

Perhaps you are a recently qualified Pharmacist eager to learn more?

Or maybe you are a Community Pharmacist looking for an opportunity to change career pathways and develop your clinical skills?

There is currently no requirement to work Bank Holidays, weekends or providing on call duties!

Dependent on experience & qualifications we are recruiting to either a band 6 or 7.

Main duties of the job

The post is based at The Harbour Inpatient Hospital in Blackpool, covering a range of Mental Health wards including Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, Acute Admissions, Dementia, Elderly and Advanced Care Wards including 136 suites.

The role offers the ideal job opportunity for a pharmacist who may wish to enhance their current knowledge base within the mental health field or are already currently working at this level. We are a supportive Medicines Management team who are able to offer many opportunities for pharmacists to build on their current expertise and encourage all team members to identify and feel empowered to improve their skills.

Hospital and/or mental health experience is desirable but not essential as we have an in-house award-winning training programme to support the successful candidate. We are also able to offer the successful candidate the opportunity to complete the Aston University distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics, which is accredited by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP). Other courses and training events are available to support future clinical, professional and personal development

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post will provide an opportunity for the following:
  • Pharmaceutical care planning and clinical review of prescriptions
  • Involvement in multi-disciplinary ward rounds
  • Provision of medicines information to service users, carers and staff
  • Opportunity to experience pharmacy practice across in-patient services and community teams
  • Supporting development of robust medicines management processes
  • Actively working to deliver the Trust medicines optimisation strategy
  • Ensuring compliance to GPhC standards for dispensing
  • Clinical audit

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has fully implemented electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems across all inpatient settings.

Due to the location of various units, an ability and willingness to travel around Trust locations may be required.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council



  • Variety of clinical pharmacy experience
  • Working in a hospital or community pharmacy
  • Awareness of current issues affecting the practice of pharmacy

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Harbour



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