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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Glen Road London
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and committed pharmacist? If so we would like you to join our mental health pharmacy team. You will need to have the skills to be able to work within the wider multi-disciplinary team of nurses and doctors and other allied healthcare professionals and managers. You will want to develop and improve the reliability and quality of our clinical pharmacy service. You will need to have specific experience working with pharmacy teams and patients within the mental health setting. You will want to reach targets set by the Trust and by the pharmacy service. You must be self- motivated and able to motivate others.

Main duties of the job

You will support on the provision of pharmacy services in Newham. You will also provide support to the medicines management technicians and other pharmacists, provide operational support where required, provide a clinical pharmacy service to inpatient wards and work with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective service to mental health patients in our directorate. You will have a particular role in implementing and monitoring the clinical pharmacy standards and working closely with the clinical lead pharmacist to identify service gaps. You will be responsible for areas of service and line management of pharmacists and technicians. You will also be involved in working with the other lead pharmacists in undertaking and developing audits and projects to evaluate and improve services alongside pharmacy and trust priorities and objectives.

About us

Our dynamic and creative ELFT pharmacy team provides pharmacy services to a wide range of community and inpatient service users in Luton and Bedfordshire, City and Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. This includes children and young people to adults of working age, older adults, and forensic patients. We provide a broad range of clinical pharmacy services to our inpatient wards and community mental health services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder must be able to show compassion and respect for people with mental health problems and be driven to improve their care through medicines management.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • oVocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy (4 years or equivalent)
  • oPre-registration training
  • oPost registration training relevant to hospital pharmacy
  • oMember of the General Pharmaceutical Council and/or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • oPost graduate certificate in Clinical Pharmacy


  • oWorking towards higher Degree/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • oSuccessful completion of short courses to the equivalent of a post graduate certificate
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy in a mental health setting
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy of working with older people
  • oPsychiatry qualification (or willing to work towards this)
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy in a mental health setting



  • oDemonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate medicine related information to mental health patients, carers and clinical staff
  • oPrevious evaluated experience of mentorship and training skills
  • oTo have undertaken clinical audit
  • oTraining and education


  • oPrevious experience in providing clinical mental health services.
  • oStaff management experience
  • oMonitoring and advising on drug expenditure

Knowledge and Skills


  • oClinical and critical appraisal skills
  • oThe ability to identify and prioritise clinical workload
  • oCommunicates with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in clear precise and appropriate manner.
  • oTo have an awareness of national and local priorities
  • oThe ability to identify and manage risks
  • oAbility to evaluate own work
  • oEnhances the quality of patient care
  • oDemonstrates awareness of the clinical governance agenda
  • oTeaching and presentation skills
  • oDemonstrates ability to meets set targets
  • oDemonstrate ability to organise self to ensure efficient use of time.
  • oMeets expected levels of practice as defined by others
  • oSelf-motivated
  • oThe ability and willingness to deputise for senior staff while recognising limitations of experience and ability
  • oTakes responsibilities for own actions

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham Centre for Mental Health

Cherry Tree Way

Glen Road London

E13 8SP

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