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Specialist Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
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

We are looking to recruit a specialist mental clinical pharmacist to support the provision of clinical pharmacy services within the inpatient mental health teams.

To provide specialist clinical pharmacy primarily at Linden centre and Crystal centre, to support the medicines-related care of patients, support the provision and development of medicines management services and to participate in training, education and research as required.

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

We are seeking an experienced pharmacist to join our pharmacy team as Clinical Pharmacist .You will provide pharmacy and medicines management services to all mental health and specialist services which include acute adult mental health services, older adult mental health services, secure mental health services, learning disability, CAMHS and a mother and baby unit across the Trust

You should be able to work on your own initiative as well as within a larger team, and will be supported by the wider Trust pharmacy team. You will work 37.5 hours per week including participation in on-call, weekend, early, late and Bank Holiday rotas, as necessary.

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 clinical pharmacist (Agenda for Change Band 7) 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 & Qualification Essential
  • oMasters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent acceptable for registration by the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • oCurrent and continued registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a practicing member
  • oPostgraduate Certificate or Diploma in relevant area of pharmacy practice, or equivalent experience of at least two years post registration. Willing to work towards a postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in psychiatric pharmacy practice
  • oCertificate in Management studies or equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • oRelevant post-registration clinical pharmacy experience including Mental Health involvement
  • oExperience of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of clinical audit
  • oExperience of managing staff
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oConfident and assertive when dealing with other professionals
  • oExcellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills including effective written and verbal communication skills
  • oEvience of Continuing Professional Development
  • oProficient IT skills, e.g. ability to use Microsoft Office applications, internet etc.
  • oBroad technical, clinical and pharmaceutical knowledge relating to the promotion of high quality, effective and cost efficient use of medicines
  • oTutoring and training skills

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