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Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bebington Wirral
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 7 Clinical Pharmacist (or band 6 with progression to 7 depending on experience), 1 WTE + EDC (remote).

An opportunity has arisen within our team for an enthusiastic and highly motivated pharmacist with excellent communication skills to provide high quality Mental Health clinical pharmacy services. If you have a passion for delivering optimal patient care and can demonstrate this through the 6Cs of care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment then we would like to hear from you.

This position offers the chance to develop clinical, operational, and managerial skills. Applicants should be able to work within a team, be proactive and have a keen interest in mental health. Mental health experience is desirable but not essential; the successful applicant will be supported in obtaining the required knowledge once in post.

There is no weekend/late night working other than remote on-call which you will participate in. For a band 7 post, you will have at least 2 years post-registration experience, be completing or have completed clinical pharmacy post-graduate study and possess well-developed clinical pharmacy skills. For the band 6 post, newly qualified pharmacists with an interest in mental health will be considered. Applicants must be registered pharmacists with the GPhC or due to register later this year.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Bethan Thorpe, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Tel: 07760991357 e-mail:

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the planning and delivery of specialistmental health clinical pharmacy services as part of the CWP pharmacy team.As a member of the multidisciplinary team to ensure thatpharmaceutical care needs of patients are met, ensuring that medicinesmanagement standards are upheld in all areas of the trust and comply withlegal, national and local guidelines.Ensure drug therapy is evidence based, safe, cost effective and appropriateto the individual patient.Provide education on safe and effective use of medication to medical andnursing staff, patients and carers.The post holder will provide professional support to pre-registration, studentpharmacists and technicians.Applicants currently in pre-registration training posts are welcome to apply

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Currently or will be registered as practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Member of CMHP
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Good IT skills - Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, e-mail and web applications
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Basic knowledge of mental health therapeutics
  • Knowledge of NHS policy process and guidelines relating to medicines management, pharmacy and mental health
Experience Essential
  • Experience working in hospital or community pharmacy
  • Recent hospital clinical experience
  • Experience of implementing new procedures or guidelines

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