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Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Wathwood Hospital

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Based at Wathwood Medium Secure Hospital but may also be required to travel to other trust sites.

Permanent, up to full time Band 8a position (up to 1WTE, up to 37.5 hours per week, no weekends/Bank Holidays).

Due to an internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Clinical Pharmacist to spearhead our clinical pharmacy service at Wathwood Hospital as part of our trust secure hospitals pharmacy team.

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 up 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 mediumsecure 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 Wathwood Hospital, which provides medium secure services for men. Medicines supply is via an external provider under a service level agreement. You will work at our dispensary hub in Nottingham one day every four weeks to maintain competencies. 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 Wathwood site is located on the outskirts of Rotherham and is central for all amenities. Parking is on site and free. Yorkshire is a great place to live, with both large cities and a range of rural and coastal areas within easy reach.

Person Specification
  • MSc in Pharmacy or equivalent Pharmacy Degree
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy

  • Current membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Current membership of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy
  • Credentialed membership of Mental Health Pharmacy
  • Evidence of leadership development
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification

  • Clinical knowledge from pharmacy degree and aspects of career to date
  • Extensive hospital pharmacy experience, including in mental health
  • Experience of new ways of working and extended pharmacy roles
  • Experience of working in mental health inpatient services

  • Project work
  • Audit experience
  • Evidence based medicine practice
  • Teaching experience
  • Project management
  • Finance management

  • 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 pharmacy and other staff
  • Risk assessment
  • Personal safety e.g. long working procedures

  • 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
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Negotiation and influencing skills

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