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Integrated 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
Full Time

Job Details

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 : Integrated Clinical Lead Pharmacist

We are looking for aBand 8A Integrated Clinical Lead Pharmacists. The post-holder will be based 3 days a week in Houghton Regis supporting the Home treatment team.

For the remaining days, the successful candidates will be expected to support Inpatient Mental Health Clinical services, working closely with Inpatient Clinical Lead Pharmacist/Lead Pharmacist to develop clinical pharmacy services within Bedford and Luton Inpatient services.

*The post holder will have the opportunity to train or practice as anon-medical prescriberor undertake theAdvanced Clinical Practioner (ACP) course*

Main duties of the job

Monday to Friday. Saturday 1 in 12 weeks (8-12 remote). Oncall optional

We are seeking a Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist to join our dynamic Bedford and Luton mental health team as the Integrated Clinical Lead.

We are an expanding trust, which means there is lots of opportunity for experience and growth. We cover Adult inpatients, CAMHS, Perinatal Services, Crisis and Home Treatment teams, Community Mental Health and you will have the opportunity to link in with our pharmacy teams in Community Health Services and Primary Care.

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

What are we looking for
  • Ability to engage and influence within teams
  • Ability to develop services
  • Ability to manage and optimise medicines to improve patient outcomes alongside the wider team
  • Ability to engage patient and their families through the recovery process
  • Coaching/management experience
  • Independent Prescribing qualification is desirable. If not held, successful candidate will be guided and supported on journey to be accredited as a Non Medical Prescriber.

Please refer to the attached JD for detailed description and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Educational/ Qualification


  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy (equivalent)
  • Pre-registration training
  • Post registration training relevant to hospital pharmacy (substantial experience in a Mental Health setting)
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council and/or Royal Pharmaceutical Society


  • oPost Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy/Psychiatric Therapeutics (or equivalent)
  • oPost Graduate Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy/Psychiatric Therapeutics (or equivalent or willing to work towards this)
  • oSupplementary or Independent Prescriber (or willing to work towards this)
  • oAssociate member or member of the CHMP



  • oProven experience of good performance in previous posts, where relevant
  • oDemonstrate ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate medicine related information to Mental Health patients, carers and clinical staff
  • oPrevious evaluated experience of mentorship
  • oSetting objectives and appraisal techniques
  • oClinical Audit
  • oEducation and Training of other staff.
  • oStaff management experience


  • oMonitoring and advising on drug expenditure
  • oWorking in a community setting
  • oProviding teaching sessions to pharmacy and other staff
  • oSet up and /or run a service

Knowledge/ Skills


  • oAble to manage own time.
  • oAble to work both alone and as part of a team.
  • oGood oral and written communication.
  • oAware and able to respond to customer needs.
  • oAble to cope with stressful situations.
  • oDemonstrates assertiveness in difficult situations.
  • oWP skills.
  • oAbility to Negotiate and Influence within teams.
  • oManaging a budget.
  • oAble to be flexible
  • oAble to prioritise work.
  • oUp to date knowledge of current white papers/ national/ government reports affecting psychiatry
  • oDrugs used in psychiatry.
  • oAware of effect of political changes on healthcare.
  • oSound knowledge of drug management of Mental Health disorders including national guidance
  • oClinical and critical appraisal skills
  • oEvidence in writing procedures, clinical guidelines and policy/protocols.
  • oThe ability to identify and prioritise clinical work load
  • oCommunicates with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in clear precise and appropriate manner.
  • oTo have an awareness of national and local priorities
  • oThe ability to identify and manage risks
  • oAbility to evaluate own work
  • oEnhances the quality of patient care
  • oDemonstrates awareness of the clinical governance agenda
  • oTeaching and presentation skills
  • oAble to work as part of team or alone
  • oShows empathy towards patients' needs.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Pharmacy Office

Calnwood Road



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