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Clinical Lead Pharmacist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and committed pharmacist? If so, visit our Recruitment Fair at Charter House in Luton:

Date : 20/05/2024

Time : 09:00am - 3:30pm(Come prepared to be interviewed on the day)

Candidates need to register for either the morning or afternoon registration. For candidates with an interview invite, they will need to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled time.Failure to register during the registration period will mean inability to take part in same-day interview sessions.

Morning registration: 9:00 AM -10:00 AM

Afternoon registration: 12:30 PM- 13:30 PM

Address : Charter House, Alma St, Luton, LU1 2PJ

Role : Clinical Lead Pharmacist

You must be someone who works well in a dynamic team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. You will also 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.

Main duties of the job

You will lead on the provision of pharmacy services in Luton and Bedfordshire. You will also provide support to the medicines management technicians and 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 Pharmacy Leads 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.

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.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Candidates must have a Master of Pharmacy Degree or equivalent, be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and should have a relevant postgraduate qualification. You will have relevant experience of pharmacy practice and excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills. Candidates will ideally have experience of working within a medicines governance structure and demonstrate service evaluation skills.

Person Specification



  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy (4 years or equivalent)
  • One year pre-registration training
  • Four years post registration training relevant to hospital pharmacy (two years experience in a Mental Health setting)
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council and/or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Psychiatry qualification (or willing to work towards this)



  • Proven experience of good performance in previous posts, where relevant
  • Demonstrate ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate medicine related information to Mental Health patients, carers and clinical staff
  • Previous evaluated experience of mentorship
  • Setting objectives and appraisal techniques
  • Clinical Audit
  • Training of other staff.
  • Staff management experience



  • Able to manage own time.
  • Able to work both alone and as part of a team.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Aware of customer needs.
  • Able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates assertiveness in difficult situations.
  • WP skills.
  • Able to respond to customer needs.
  • Negotiation.
  • Managing a budget.
  • Able to be flexible
  • Able to prioritise work.
  • Up to date knowledge of current white papers/ national/ government reports affecting psychiatry
  • Drugs used in psychiatry.
  • Aware of effect of political changes on healthcare.
  • Sound knowledge of drug management of Mental Health disorders including national guidance

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Pharmacy Office

Calnwood road



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