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Advanced Pharmacist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Pharmacist to join our friendly, established and respected team, in leading and developing the pharmacy service provided to mental health services in Derbyshire.

DHCFT is undergoing a major development in the inpatient service with the current building of 2 new hospitals including new acute adults wards and a PICU. These are due to open Autumn 2024. The pharmacy department are expanding to provide an inpatient service to these new areas, as well as enhancing the service we are delivering to our community mental health teams.

We provide all our pharmacy staff with opportunities for development, including full funding for post-graduate qualifications in mental health pharmacy, including the certificate and diploma through Aston University, and independent prescribing qualification if required.

This role would be ideally suited to an experienced Mental Health Pharmacist looking to relocate or a Mental Health Pharmacist looking for progression in their career.

If this sounds like who you are, then please get in touch to discuss!

Please note this post has a start date of September 2024.

Main duties of the job

The roles and duties of this post include:
  • Developing close working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and contributing to clinical care plans
  • Responding to medication-related queries, providing advice on prescribing and promoting evidence-based practice
  • Discussing medication with patients and carers and developing a variety of approaches to support informed care
  • Educating colleagues about medicines management and medicines optimisation
  • Providing line management and supervision to the clinical and specialist Pharmacists in the team

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • GPhC registration
  • Postgraduate mental health pharmacy diploma OR a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy and equivalent experience.


  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribing qualification
  • CMHP Accreditation
  • Post-graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy

Knowledge / Experience


  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • Highly specialist knowledge of mental health medications and therapeutics
  • Experience of working as a specialist mental health pharmacist


  • Line management experience
  • Experience of quality improvement and service development
  • Experience of practicing as a prescriber
  • Experience of working across organisational interfaces

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Kingsway Hospital

Kingsway Hospital


DE22 3LZ

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