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Pharmacist - Prison Services

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Pharmacist, Band 6

PermanentFull Time, 37.5 hours/week

If you a qualified pharmacist wishing to gain experience working clinically in a prison setting, this post could be for you. The post-holder will provide pharmaceutical services to a cluster of prisons, supported and trained by the Specialist Prison Services Pharmacist. You will work with a small pharmacy team, including a medicines management technician for your cluster of prisons and provide support to the dispensary.

The post-holder will be based at the dedicated pharmacy departments at HMP Belmarsh, HMP Isis and HMP Thameside, on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

Prison and Forensic Directorate

Oxleas Prison Services Pharmacy Department

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a mental health and community trust that provides a wide and growing range of services across the boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley. Oxleas Prison Services Pvt. Ltd provide pharmacy services to the Greenwich Cluster of Prisons.

To (1) provide clinical pharmacy services to the allocated prison cluster and support the pharmacy technician on their visits and (2) be a responsible pharmacist in the dispensary when rostered.

The post holder will be employed by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and seconded to Oxleas Prison Services Pvt. Ltd.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • To provide on a weekly basis, the pharmacy clinical service to the allocated cluster of prisons, following standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • To ensure you personally have high standards of work, both clinical and dispensing and follow all SOPs as directed by the Senior Prison Services Pharmacist.
  • To work as a team with the pharmacy technician in the allocated cluster and to support this technician professionally when on site.
  • To implement the prison formulary, in collaboration with primary care colleagues.
  • To generate monthly reports on drug expenditure for the allocated cluster prisons and to advice the prescribers on areas for improvement and efficiencies.
  • To act as responsible pharmacist when rostered to do so in the dispensary.
  • To ensure all work is carried out in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the delivery service across the prisons.

  • Person Specification Essential Essential
    • Masters Degree of Pharmacy or equivalent
    Essential Essential
    • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of GB (GPhC)
    Essential Essential
    • Previous prison/hospital/community pharmacy experience in the UK
    Essential Essential
    • Evidence of CPD
    Desirable Desirable
    • Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent (or working towards)
    Desirable Desirable
    • Experience of providing clinical services to mental health or substance misuse patients

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