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Advanced Pharmacist

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Walton Summit
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an experienced clinical pharmacist with an interest in young peoples' mental health? Come and join our expanding clinical pharmacy service where we strive to deliver the best possible patient care within a supportive team environment. We are developing our clinical pharmacy provision within Children and Young Peoples' mental health services in the organisation and are seeking to appoint a highly motivated clinical pharmacist with an interest in mental health to lead the provision of clinical pharmacy services to this speciality that includes Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) and Eating Disorder services.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Lead Pharmacist for the Network and Service Managers to develop the role working with clinical teams as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the care needs of patients and service users and optimising medicines use.

There is currently no requirement for weekend or bank holiday working.

Main duties of the job

As Advanced Pharmacist to this specialty you will participate in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services to the specialist in-patient unit and designated community teams. Your role will also include ensuring that medicines management practices within the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and services comply with legal, national and local guidelines.

You will be responsible for ensuring that medicines use is evidence based, safe, cost effective and appropriate to the individual patient, promoting involvement of patients and carers in decisions about medication options.

Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a team whilst also managing your own workload. You must be dynamic, resilient, and be able to manage and motivate others. You will have the ability to influence the multidisciplinary team and engage with key stakeholders.

The role is Trust wide with flexibility in the base location.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Postgraduate clinical pharmacy diploma or equivalent including MA/MSc or equivalent experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Previous experience working in mental health
  • Good clinical pharmacy knowledge
  • Awareness of current issues relevant to clinical pharmacy practice in mental health


Skills

Essential

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Decision making skills


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Within the Trust Footprint

Walton Summit

PR5 6AW

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351-CS2510-MT-B

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