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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This unique posts offers you the rare opportunity to further your career by gaining experience working clinically across medium and high secure forensic 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.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Secure Hospital Pharmacy Services work across the county and beyond, providing a range of supply and clinical services within low, medium and high secure settings. Our pharmacy strategy positions pharmacists as clinicians and fully integrated members of the multidisciplinary team, optimising the use of medicines for our patients.

Wathwood and Rampton Hospital are both located within beautiful countryside whilst being within easy reach of major cities. Parking on site is free.

We will consider flexible/compressed working hours for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a registered clinical pharmacist with an interest or experience in working in secure mental health settings. You will join a highly motivated and expert 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 regional services for males with mental illness or personality disorder, national services for women, and national services for males with a learning disability or who are deaf).

Our Rampton Hospital supply service is technician-led and medicines are provided from our Nottingham dispensary hub. We are just starting our journey towards implementing EPMA. We do not work shifts, weekends or bank holidays, but you will participate in the trust on call pharmacy service, which you will be remunerated for.

Due to the nature of the environment we operate in, the post attracts a high secure allowance payment of �3,000 per annum (pro rata).

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have responsibility for clinical caseloads at Rampton and Wathwood Hospitals, and will work as an integral multidisciplinary team member. You will be encouraged to use your skills to influence and improve patient care via optimal medicines use. Your involvement in the clinical pharmacy services will allow you an exclusive opportunity to develop understanding and expertise in secure mental health settings.

Support to develop any extra skills you may require in our specialised areas will be provided. We actively encourage our staff to engage with relevant educational opportunities, including formal postgraduate qualifications, and we have strong links with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.

Some time will be spent at other trust sites (mainly in Nottingham) for meetings, to work in the dispensary and Medicines Information services, and to maintain competency for on-call travel expenses will be reimbursed.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

See attached job description and person specification for further details. Feel free to contact us if you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

Person Specification



  • MSc in Pharmacy (or BSc with additional experience)
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Diploma (or MSc) in a Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Topic


  • Current membership of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Current membership of College of Mental Health Pharmacy
  • Certificate or Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy



  • Clinical knowledge from aspects of career to date
  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • A minimum of 2 years post-qualification and registration experience


  • Experience of working within the Mental Health field
  • Project work
  • Audit experience
  • Evidence based medicine practice
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of extended roles



  • Clinical Pharmacy knowledge associated with a Pharmacy degree course and vocational experience
  • Awareness of NHS changes and understanding of pharmacy issues within the NHS


  • Experience of teaching pharmaceutical knowledge to other pharmacy staff



  • Organisational/time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Tested problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • IT literate
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Work well under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • Strong professional demeanour
  • Accuracy and attention to detail


  • Membership of multidisciplinary committees

Contractural Requirements


  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Able to work extended hours, if necessary
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010
  • Able to work weekends and on-call (trust-wide)

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Rampton Hospital



DN22 0PD

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