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Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience AfC Band 6: £32,306-£39,027 or AfC Band 7: £40,057-£45,839
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Over the past year we have expanded our mental health pharmacy in Derbyshire significantly,in order to extend and make a meaningful difference to patients in the community, while maintaining our respected service to inpatient areas. The organisational investment in pharmacy services is a reflection of the trust and value placed in our friendly, knowledgeable and effective team.

Due to progression of a current team member we now have an opportunity for a pharmacist to join our established and respected team, working primarily in an inpatient setting. The role would suit pharmacists with previous mental health and hospital experience who are looking to consolidate their skills, as well as those considering a move into mental health pharmacy from another sector.

Starting grade will depend upon existing skills and experience. Those commencing at Band 6 will be supported in their personal development to transition to Band 7 through a structured progression plan.

Our pharmacists are provided with opportunities for personal growth and development, including full funding for post-graduate qualifications in mental health pharmacy, including the certificate and diploma, and independent prescribing qualification. The department also provides trainee pharmacist foundation training, in house revalidation support and funding for conference attendance.

Main duties of the job

The roles and duties of these posts include:
  • Developing close working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and contributing to clinical care plans
  • Responding to medication-related queries, providing advice on prescribing and promoting evidence based practice
  • Discussing medication with patients and carers and developing a variety of approaches to support informed care in the community
  • Educating colleagues about medicines management and medicines optimisation

Pharmacists contribute to an on-call rota in the evenings and at weekends.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

This role will be primarily based in the South of the county with the Radbourne Unit and Kingsway as the two inpatient sites, although it will include rotation to other sites in the trust. In addition to providing acute, older-adult, rehabilitation, forensic and perinatal inpatient services the role will also involve providing services to Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment and community teams .

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Qualifications/Experience Essential
  • Pharmacy Degree
  • GPhC Registration
  • Experience of working as a pharmacist
  • Experience of working as a mental health pharmacist
  • Post-graduate pharmacy qualification
  • Experience of working as a hospital pharmacist
Skills Essential
  • Teamworking
  • Working to a high level of accuracy/following procedures
  • IT skills
  • Critical evaluation skills

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