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Bank-Clinical Pharmacist

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£19.10 an hour £19.10 per hour plus HCA
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our expanding pharmacy team, which includes innovative roles such as Independent Prescribers and Consultant Pharmacists, to provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services across community health and mental health specialities.

We welcome applications from newly qualified, band 6 or equivalent pharmacists. Hospital and/or mental health experience is desirable however not essential, as we will provide in-house training to upskill in areas identified for development.

The department has an outsourced provision for medicines dispensing and supply, therefore the role is largely patient-facing and focussed on developing robust clinical skills to manage co-morbid presentations via our rotational programme.

The base for this role will be Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Ilford, however as a rotational post there may be a requirement for periodic travel to other sites around NELFT.

Main duties of the job

Being part of a specialist pharmacy team working within mental health services (MHS) and community health services (CHS) ensuring that the changing medicines optimisation and pharmacy needs are being met across NELFT within the inpatient setting and community teams.

Providing Clinical Pharmacy Service to a speciality on a rotational basis within both MHS and CHS. This will include learning disability, perinatal, older adults, crisis/liaison team, CAMHS, PICU/forensic, Clinical Decision Unit and community teams.

Supporting the development and implementation of medicines optimisation initiatives across NELFT. Promote high quality medicine use, effective risk management, clinical governance, and adherence to policies and guidelines concerning medicines use across all settings. They will support getting the best value from medicines spend within this area across all services within a scope of practice.

Supporting and contributing to clinical audits.

Developing and delivering the pharmacy relevant training packages to assist medical, nursing and pharmacy staff across NELFT .

Working closely with quality and patient safety teams to review quality and risk management issues related to pharmacy and medicine management.

Providing a clinical ward pharmacy service to in-patient wards and community teams within NELFT

About us

We operate a Temporary Staffing service and offer our Bank Staff excellent benefits including:
  • Competitive hourly rates and weekly pay
  • Access to paid annual leave and statutory sick pay
  • My Trust Benefits discount scheme
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Paid mandatory training
  • Opportunities for locally agreed training
  • PAMOVA training for Mental Health staff
  • Flexibility of hours/location
  • Priority over agency staff for booking shifts
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent posts.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

For more information about working on the Temporary Staffing Bank please contact the Temporary Staffing Team on 0300 300 1530.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full details of this post are outlined in the attached job description.

Please contact temporary staffing recruitment if you have any further questions -

Person Specification



  • Pharmacy Degree (MPharm or equivalent)
  • GPhC registered



  • Experience in ward Pharmacy.


  • Comprehensive pre-registration year



  • Knowledge and skills to assess patients with complex presentations to arrive at clinical decisions


  • Good knowledge of all medicines legislation relating to the supply and storage of medicines

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust





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