Specialist Perinatal Pharmacist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Perinatal Care
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Specialist Perinatal Service is a passionate, dynamic, and committed team. As part of our expansion plans, we are looking to recruit people from a variety of professions including a Perinatal Pharmacist.

Although it would be an advantage, you do not need previous experience of working in perinatal mental health, as training and development is something we pride ourselves on, with plenty of opportunities for team members to build on their skills and knowledge. The successful candidate will have a full and comprehensive induction, with support and time to settle into your new role.

Our team works with women and people who are pregnant and/or in the post-natal period experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulty, supporting them and their families at this important time their lives.

This is a rewarding and varied role working with our colleagues across the whole Perinatal Pathway, including:
  • Voluntary Sector organisations
  • Parent and Infant Mental Health
  • Health visiting
  • Midwifery
  • Perinatal IAPT
  • Social Care

You can find out about careers in our service at Specialist Perinatal Careers | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT (gmmh.nhs.uk)

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the management and development of the clinical pharmacy service to the Specialist Perinatal Service (SpS).

To act as an expert source of pharmaceutical advice for healthcare staff, service users and carers.

To ensure that medicines polices, and guidelines reflect the needs of the SPS.

To liaise with providers of dispensing services regarding any supply issues or concerns.

To supervise and train junior pharmacists, in the provision of perinatal clinical pharmacy services.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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 Northwest of England and beyond.Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original, and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment, and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour, and generosity.Our people 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 Education / Qualifications Essential
  • oMember of the GPhC
  • o4 Year Master's Degree with 1 year competency-based training with final exams or equivalent
  • oPost graduate diploma in clinical / psychiatric pharmacy
  • oRegistered non-medical prescriber
Experience Essential
  • oConsiderable mental health / training experience
  • oExperience of developing prescribing policies
  • oExperience of developing prescribing policies
  • oExperience in educating patients and carers
  • oExperience of developing and delivering training
  • oExperience of working in both primary and secondary care.
  • oExperience in working in perinatal services
Knowledge Essential
  • oHave knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit, and risk management
  • oKnowledge of primary and secondary care, prescribing and medicines management

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