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Clinical Lead Pharmacist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Clinical Pharmacist, looking to develop your leadership skills further & work in a progressive and service user focused Pharmacy service? Then this will be the role for you. We are excited to announce a fantastic opportunity to join our pharmacy team as a Clinical Lead Pharmacist. The post-holder will be based in the Luton & Bedfordshire mental health centre, LU4 0FB

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. You will want to develop and improve the reliability and quality of our clinical pharmacy service. You will need to have specific experience working with pharmacy teams and patients within the mental health setting. You will want to reach targets set by the Trust and by the pharmacy service. You must be self- motivated and able to motivate others.

Our ELFT pharmacy team provides pharmacy services to a wide range of community and inpatient service users in Luton and Bedforshire, City and Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. This includes children and young people to adults of working age, older adults, and forensic patients. We provide a broad range of clinical pharmacy services to our inpatient wards and are supported by trained medicines management technicians.

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

ELFT pharmacy team is a warm, diverse and a welcoming department committed to supporting staff in providing excellent patient care. We celebrate and applaud recognition of all our staff through different platforms. Opportunities to further develop your professional development are available in both leadership and clinical areas. Throughout your employment, you will be supported by an experienced pharmacist to develop a personalised development plan. We pride ourselves on the growth and development of our pharmacy team and encourage progression. The Trust has a number of policies and benefits to help staff achieve a balance between home and work & encouraging your all round health and wellbeing.

Other trust/staff benefits include: Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Access to Coaching and mentoring, Holiday Play Scheme offers, Car Lease & Cycle to work schemes, Welcome back pack for maternity/paternity, Well-being sessions, NHS discounts.

Our ELFT pharmacy team provides pharmacy services to a wide range of community and inpatient service users in Luton and Bedfordshire, City and Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. This includes children and young people to adults of working age, older adults, and forensic patients. We provide a broad range of clinical pharmacy services to our inpatient wards and are supported by trained medicines management technicians.'

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

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • 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)


Experience

Essential

  • 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


Knowledge

Essential

  • 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

Address

Pharmacy Office

Calnwood road

Luton

LU4 0FB

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