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Pharmacist - Mental Health

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Prestwich
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you interested in a career in mental health pharmacy?

Are you driven by the desire to improve patient care and keen to partake in the learning opportunities offered by the Trust?

If so, this post is for you!

Main duties of the job

Working within the pharmacy team, we will offer you support to develop your expertise and skills through formal & informal training courses, regular supervision and appraisals. Our team has a wealth of clinical knowledge in a wide range of clinical specialties with a strong team of senior pharmacists. We have excellent links with local universities, as well as a variety of clinical national networks.

This post offers the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in all areas of mental health.

This rotational post will allow the successful candidate to experience the different sub-specialities of mental health including addictions, forensic mental health, children and adolescent mental health services, as well as general adult and old age.

Support will be given to candidates to undertake a postgraduate clinical pharmacy qualification.

You will need a passion for mental health pharmacy, with an enthusiasm for learning and personal development and a keen desire to contribute to patient focused care.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond as well as prison pharmacy services to a number of prisons throughout the North West.

The main site is at Prestwich Hospital where the specialist services are based and satellite pharmacies operate elsewhere within the Trust. We issue over 120,000 items a year, at a value of in excess of £2 million from the department. You will be an integral member of the Pharmacy Team, supported by colleagues leading inpatient, Forensic, Adolescent, Drug & Alcohol and Later Life pharmacy services.

Working within the pharmacy team will offer you support to develop your expertise and skills through formal training courses, supervision and regular appraisals. Our team has a wealth of clinical knowledge in a wide range of clinical specialities with a strong team of senior pharmacists. We have excellent links with local universities and as well as a variety of clinical national networks.

Our staff enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Member of GPhC
  • 4 year Masters Degree or equivalent
  • Competency based training and final exams
Experience Essential
  • Multidisciplinary working
  • Supervising staff
  • Working in a hospital or community pharmacy
Desirable
  • Recent hospital clinical experience.
Knowledge Essential
  • Basic knowledge of mental health therapeutics
Desirable
  • Experience in mental health pharmacy
Skills Essential
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Team player
  • Ability to cope with conflicting pressures and deadlines
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of disciplines in the Trust.
Desirable
  • Experience in medicines information
  • Experience of working in both hospital and community pharmacy.


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