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Foundation Mental Health Pharmacist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role will include providing clinical pharmacy services to dedicated wards alongside developing skills and knowledge to enable you to work towards contributing to multi-disciplinary team meetings, ward rounds, providing medicines education to patients, carers and staff and completing departmental audits. You will be given excellent support by the Senior pharmacists within the team and will be supported in continuing professional development andeducation within Psychiatry It will be expected that you will work towards a distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in General Clinical Pharmacy once settled into the role.

The Pharmacy Department is committed to continuous learning, investing in the professional training and development of our workforce, ensuring you have the opportunity to grow and progress within the trust as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services within mental health and learning disability, proactively using skills and knowledge to improve patient care via medicines optimisation. The post is suitable for new or recently qualified pharmacists, including applicants who were 'provisional registrants' and are now fully qualified.


Your role will primarily involve provision of Inpatient clinical pharmacy services to the Linden centre and Crystal centre. You will be required to make regular visits to these clinical sites engaging with the different teams to improve the safe and secure handling of medicines and Patient Safety

Your duties will also include occasional dispensary shifts in the main Trust dispensary in Chelmsford, and may also require occasional travel to other areas of the Trust in Essex, so being a driver with access to your own vehicle is an essential requirement.

You will be given excellent support by the senior pharmacists and technicians within the team and will be supported in your continuing education within general and psychiatric pharmacy. You will be expected to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate in General Clinical Pharmacy. You will participate in weekend and bank holiday rotas, the on-call pharmacist rota, and any early and late working rotas as required.

About us

Be part of an innovative and dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering outstanding care to patients and service users. This friendly and high performing pharmacy team is looking to appoint individuals who are passionate about Mental Health and Learning disability services. The Pharmacy department is committed to continuous learning, investing in the professional training and development of our workforce, ensuring you have the opportunity to grow and progress within the Trust

EPUT is one of the biggest mental health and community NHS Foundation Trusts in the country. We are a recently merged organisation previously known as 'SEPT' and 'NEP' and have achieved an 'Overall Good' CQC rating, with Outstanding for caring. We employ approximately 5,500 people and work with a wide range of partners 'Working to Improve Lives'. We are aspecialist mental health and community health services trust providing adult mental health services, older people's and young people's mental health services, substance misuse services, forensic services, learning disability services, and community health services. We are seeking a self-motivated foundation pharmacist (Agenda for Change Band 6) to join our friendly, growing and forward thinking pharmacy team at the Linden Centre in Chelmsford.

Job description Job responsibilities

Find attached a detailed description and specification of the job.

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Fatimat (Tolu) Aigbekaen


Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent acceptable for registration by the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Current and continued registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a practicing member
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and willing to work towards Foundation membership
Experience Desirable
  • Relevant post-registration clinical pharmacy experience including Mental Health involvement.
  • Experience of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of clinical audit
Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills including effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Proficient IT skills, e.g. ability to use Microsoft Office applications, internet etc.
  • Tutoring and training skills
  • Evidence of writing procedures, guidelines and protocols

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