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Clinical Pharmacist - Mental Health

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year plus 2% on-call premium
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The main site is at Prestwich Hospital where the specialist services are based and satellite pharmacies operate elsewhere within the Trust.

We issue over 120,000 items a year, at a value in excess of £2 million from the department.

You will be an integral member of the Pharmacy Team, supported by colleagues leading inpatient, Forensic, Adolescent, Drug & Alcohol and Later Life pharmacy services.

Working within the pharmacy team will offer you support to develop your expertise and skills through formal training courses, mentoring and regular appraisals. Our team has a wealth of clinical knowledge in a wide range of clinical specialties with a strong team of senior pharmacists. We have excellent links with local universities, as well as a variety of clinical national networks.

Main duties of the job

As a clinical pharmacist, you will participate in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services to designated wards, services and undertake clinical/ accuracy checking within the dispensaries.

The role will include working closely within the clinical team to provide pharmaceutical advice to medical staff, nursing staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) as well as to patients and their carers.

As a member of our team, you will be responsible for ensuring that drug therapy is evidence based, safe, cost effective and appropriate to the individual patient.

Your role will also include ensuring that medicines management practices within the MDT and services comply with legal, national and local guidelines.

This post offers the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in all areas of mental health.

Support will be given to candidates wishing to undertake a postgraduate certificate or diploma in psychiatric therapeutics.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

To deliver specialist clinical pharmacy services to designated teams and services

To provide expert pharmaceutical advice to consultants, medical staff within the trust and in primary care plus other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

To provide expert pharmaceutical advice to patients and carers

To ensure that drug therapy is evidence-based, safe, cost-effective and appropriate to the individual patient.

To ensure that medicines management practices within MDT and services comply with legal, national and local guidelines

To train and supervise pre-registration pharmacy graduates, pharmacy undergraduates, junior pharmacists and technical staff.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Member of GPhC
  • 4 years Masters Degree or equivalent
  • Postgraduate clinical pharmacy certificate or diploma
  • Independent Prescribing qualification
Experience Essential
  • Hospital experience
  • Mental Health Experience
  • Supervision of staff
  • Delivery of training at Post Graduate level
  • Experience of Medicines information
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of educating patients and carers
  • Prescribing and medicines management
  • Experience of working in both primary and secondary care
Knowledge Essential
  • Have knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit and risk management
  • Have up to date knowledge of mental health
  • Have knowledge of primary and secondary care
Skills Essential
  • Have the ability to interpret and communicate highly complex data
  • Have the ability to manage change
  • Have high level numeracy and computer skills
Other requirements Essential
  • Team player
  • Cope with conflicting pressures/ deadlines
  • Ability to motivate, negotiate and influence
  • Ability to plan and manage complex work programme
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with broad range of disciplines
  • Excellent written skills

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