Specialist Pharmacist

West London NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking foran enthusiastic pharmacistto join a friendly, progressive clinical team serving our community at West London NHS Trust. The trust provides services across a large geographical area and includes a wide range of mental health and community health services. Our 800 in-patient beds provide services from open wards through to high security forensic services and intermediate care beds. We provide a secondary, tertiary and national service. We are a leading provider of Perinatal Mental Health Service to the boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to optimise pharmaceutical care for the acute mental health service in Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow as a rotational pharmacist.

They will offer advice to medical staff, nurses and patients on all aspects of the safe & effective use of medicines as well as facilitating medicines reconciliation and discharge planning. They will also support the delivery of education, training and service improvement using quality improvement methodology. There will be opportunity to be involved in clinical trials, audit and research projects.

The successful candidates should be a highly motivated individual team player with good communication skills and a keen interest in mental health. The applicant should be able to work well both in a team and autonomously.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regards to the Job Description and the Main Responsibilities please see attached Candidate Pack.

Person Specification



  • Post-registration training and experience in hospital Pharmacy. This must include a solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice (medicines information, aseptic services, ward services and dispensing)
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options for patients
  • Practical Clinical experience including: Multidisciplinary team experience Direct Patient contact with Mental Health patients
  • Demonstrable use of clinical audit to improve practice


  • Experience of working within a mental health environment
  • Working with or experience of Directorate pharmacy service



  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • General Pharmaceutical Council membership
  • Post graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or working towards


  • Membership of College of Mental Health Pharmacists
  • Member of the RPSGB
  • Psychiatric Pharmacy Post graduate certificate and diploma or working towards



  • Knowledge of mental health pharmacy acquired through training and Experience
  • Knowledge of Pharmacy Law and Ethics


  • Experience of IT Dispensing and Stock Control software relevant to Pharmacy practice
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Good clinical practice knowledge
  • Ability to influence senior pharmacy and medical staff, the multidisciplinary team and management
  • A good understanding of national and local priorities
  • The ability to easily travel drive between the different sites according to the clinical need of the Trust
  • Good ability to use computer systems including Excel and Word
  • Able to work under pressure and analytical ability for problem solving
  • Good personal organisation and time management skills
  • Able to work effectively alone and in a team
  • Ability to identify and manage risks


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Lakeside MHU



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