Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Wigan Living Well

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated senior clinical pharmacist to work in a newcommunity mental health service in Wigan called Living Well (LW). The Living Well Service willenable timely access to mental health services when people need it most and provide supportfor people who might not traditionally meet the threshold or criteria of existing mental healthservices. The team will be multidisciplinary and will include third sector organizations. We willalso be supporting several peer mentor roles within the team.

The Wigan Living Well Service will be compassionately led, trauma informed, and recoveryfocused. Living Well has co-produced key values and principles that all staff and peers share.As a result, our model is humanistic and person-centred. Our core values are based oncreating open, honest, safe spaces and conversations where all people's strengths are valued.

There will be an expectation to participate in an on-call rota which will include occasional overnight and/or weekend working.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will ensure safe and effective prescribing of medication that is in line with the Trust formulary. Carry out medication reviews for people presenting in Living Well and to prescribe/deprescribe as appropriate to ensure that treatment is optimised. Promote further development of the clinical pharmacist's role within the Trust. Provide supervision and support to other non-medical prescribers in the Team. You will also undertake initial conversation /assessments of people as part of the LW duty system in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

You will be supported by members of the leadership team including a team leader, operationalprogramme manager and clinical lead. CPD opportunities are available and personalinterests/skills will be supported to develop and grow.

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.

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
  • Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Post graduate diploma or master's qualification in clinical pharmacy or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge through relevant experience.
  • Non- Medical Prescribing Qualification and be a Registered Delegated Prescribing Practitioner
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering a clinical pharmacy service including prescribing
  • Experience of working in mental health.
  • Evidence of sound technical pharmaceutical & clinical knowledge to optimise safe and effective use of medicines.
  • Experience of policy/procedure writing and implementation
  • Experience in cost improvement programmes/managing changes
  • Conflict resolution experience
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills verbally and in writing
  • Able to plan own workload with priorities and objectives and cope with conflicting pressures
  • Able to work as a team and independently
  • Ability to influence the prescribing practice of others.
  • Evidence of involvement in education and training
  • Knowledge of current issues in community pharmacy

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