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Home Treatment Team Pharmacist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 per annum pro rata Inc HCAs
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Home Treatment Team Pharmacist

The post holder would provide a single accessible point of contact for the Home Treatment Team. They will be involved in conducting home visits and phone calls to manage patients with crisis in the community and be responsible for medicines optimisation. They should advise on medications for physical and mental health conditions and influence prescribing of psychotropic drugs. There is a role to provide training and supervision to staff as well as assist in the development of clinics within the Home Treatment Team.

The post holder should reduce the risk of harm to the patient including iatrogenic harm, improve the outcome and experience of care and improve communication between the team and primary care.

Role : Home Treatment Team Pharmacist

Date : 16-Aug-2024

Time : 09:00am - 10:00am* (Registration is required to be interviewed on the day)

*Registration for interviews is 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Failure to register during this time will make you unable to partake in same day interview held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Address : Trust HQ No: 9 Alie Street E1 8DE

Role : Home Treatment Team Pharmacist

Main duties of the job

  • To be involved in the detection and prevention of psychiatric adverse reactions caused by medicines for physical health conditions (e.g. anti-parkinsonian drug-induced psychosis) and the detection and management of physical adverse reactions caused by psychotropic medicines (e.g. SSRI antidepressant-induced gastric bleeding/haemorrhagic stroke)
  • To enhance patient and carer experience
  • To be involved in medicines optimisation for any new referrals and have an understanding of how the patient's current treatment could have contributed to crisis.

Ensure safe and appropriate use of medicines to maximise benefit and minimise risk to patients. This includes regular review of prescriptions, identification of significant drug interactions, advice for clinical monitoring, compliance with legal aspects (Medicines Act, Mental Health Act) of medicine supply and compliance with the Trust formulary
  • To have broad and comprehensive expertise in pharmacology, therapeutics and medicines optimisation
  • To co-ordinate pharmaceutical care with acute Trust pharmacy teams, community pharmacists, care homes and GPs

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Educational/ Qualification


  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy (4 years or equivalent) + One year pre-registration training + One year post registration training relevant to hospital pharmacy
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council and/or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Psychiatry qualification (or willing to work towards this)


  • Working towards higher Degree/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Experience in clinical pharmacy in a mental health setting
  • Experience in clinical pharmacy of working with older people



  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate medicine related information to mental health patients, carers and clinical staff
  • Previous evaluated experience of mentorship and training skills
  • To have undertaken clinical audit
  • Training and education
  • Training and education


  • Previous experience in providing clinical mental health services. ? Staff management experience
  • Monitoring and advising on drug expenditure

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Clinical and critical appraisal skills
  • The ability to identify and prioritise clinical workload
  • Communicates with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in clear precise and appropriate manner.
  • The ability to identify and manage risks
  • Ability to evaluate own work
  • Meets expected levels of practice as defined by others
  • Self motivated


  • Able to influence junior medical staff
  • Understanding of local trust priorities
  • Evidence of writing procedures, guidelines or protocols

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Home Treatment Team City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health

Homerton row


E9 6SR

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