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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic clinical pharmacist with a keen interest in mental health?

The Inpatient Pendleview Unit is a well established MH unit within the Pennine Locality and based on the same site as the Royal Blackburn Hospital.With a total of 87 beds included on a Male treatment ward, Female treatment ward and a Male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.The inpatient unit at Woodview is a newly opened unit consisting of 32 beds - male treatment ward, female treatment ward & psychiatric intensive care unit.

The units are based on 'safety by design' to ensure that they can provide high quality care. The ethos of the unit is to provide therapeutic care which is empowering, person-centred and needs led, and focuses on promoting recovery and independence.

We are looking to recruit a pharmacist to join our friendly, innovative and supportive clinical pharmacy team on a fixed term contract for 12 months due to maternity leave/secondment.

Main duties of the job

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality, pro-active and patient focused clinical pharmacy service to the in-patient mental health unit. Key components of the role include:o Clinical review of prescriptions and patient-orientated medication reviewo Provision of specialist pharmaceutical advice to multi-disciplinary teamso Involvement of patients in decisions about their medicines to support adherence and improve outcomeso Opportunity to influence the development of services to improve patient care through service redesigno Participation in clinical audit and service evaluationo Supervision by senior pharmacy staffo Support with training and development as a junior pharmacy team member and support from other members of the multi-disciplinary teamo Participation in the clinical supervision programmeo Input to the development of policies and procedures and treatment guidelineso Contribute to initiatives to improve medicines safety

You will have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.We will provide a supportive environment to enable you to increase your knowledge in mental health via a wide range of external and in house training platforms.

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



  • Masters degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Commitment to continuing professional development



  • Demonstrates Knowledge in mental health pharmacy
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Awareness of current issues affecting the practice of pharmacy



  • Clinical pharmacy experience
  • Working in a hospital or community pharmacy



  • Good communication skills
  • Calm and objective under pressure
  • Able to identify when advice needs to be sought

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust





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