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Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per annum (pro rata if part time)+high secure allowance (£3000pa)
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Rampton Hospital

Based at Rampton High Secure Hospital but may also be required to travel to other trust sites.

Permanent, full time position (1WTE, 37.5 hours per week, no weekends/Bank Holidays). Band 8a (plus EDC and high secure allowances).

Due to an internal restructure, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Clinical Pharmacist to lead our clinical pharmacy service at Rampton Hospital alongside our current Lead Clinical Pharmacist.

We are looking for an experienced clinical mental health pharmacist with a relevant postgraduate qualification. You should have an existing or growing interest in leadership and working in secure mental health settings.

The post is permanent and full time, although part-time and job share would be considered. Consideration will also be given to those returning to practice.

Main duties of the job

This unique post offers a qualified and experienced pharmacist the opportunity to further their career by working clinically in a highsecure forensic mental health setting, and leading and supervising our expert and enthusiastic clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

You will join a highly motivated pharmacy team with responsibility for delivering a clinical pharmacy service to a mixed caseload of patients. You will be based at Rampton Hospital, which provides the national high secure services for women and for men with a learning disability or who are deaf, and regional services for men with mental illness or personality disorder. Our medicines supply is via our dispensary hub in Nottingham and you will work there one day every four weeks to maintain competencies. You will also participate in the trust pharmacy on call roster. There is no late night, weekend or Bank Holiday working.

As well as co-leading our clinical pharmacy team, you will have responsibility for a clinical caseload and work as an integral multidisciplinary team member. You will be encouraged to use your skills to influence and optimise patient care. Your involvement in our clinical pharmacy services will allow you an exclusive opportunity to develop or extend understanding and expertise of working in a secure mental health setting.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

See attached job description for further details of the role.

Please do get in touch if you'd like to know more about who we are or what we do. We'd love to talk with you!

We are a small but passionate team working in one of the most unique settings in the country and as part of a wider secure hospitals pharmacy team operating in all levels of security and across several counties. We pride ourselves on our individual patient focus and working closely with patients to optimise their medicines and facilitate their recovery.

Support to develop any extra skills you may require in this specialised area will be provided. We actively support our staff to engage with relevant educational opportunities, including formal postgraduate qualifications. We have strong links with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy and regularly attend and present work at conference.

Our site is located in the middle of beautiful countryside, yet we are central for all amenities. Parking is on site and free. Nottinghamshire is a great place to live, with both large cities and a range of rural and coastal areas within easy reach. Retford is on the East Coast main line; Kings Cross is 90 minutes away.

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