Clinical Developmental Pharmacist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Band 6 (Developmental role to Band 7)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Pharmacist to join our friendly, forward-thinking pharmacy team in Luton & Bedford. Applicants for Band 7 will be considered depending on experience. For Band 7 you will have at least 2 years post-registration experience have completed or be completing a post-graduate clinical pharmacy qualification, and possess well-developed clinical pharmacy skills.

You will be responsible for providing a clinical pharmacy service to designated mental health inpatient teams and delivering on all aspects of medicines optimisation. You will be the source of expert pharmaceutical advice for the MDT and undertake patient-centred medicines discussions.

Your role will also include undertaking audits /quality improvement projects and working closely with the other members of the pharmacy team. This will include participating in team-based clinical case discussions to promote a culture of continuous learning within a supportive environment.

Main duties of the job

We will be supporting newly qualified pharmacists in the speciality of mental health hospital pharmacy and will be encouraging them to undertake a postgraduate certificate in psychiatric therapeutics. You will also participate in a rotation with our acute trust provider so will be able to grow your clinical skills in physical health. Acute trust rotations include surgical, medicines, acute admissions and complex needs (elderly) teams.

If you would like to discuss the role further or to arrange a visit please refer to the contact below.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please for further information kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • oVocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • o+ pre-registration training
  • oMember of the General Pharmaceutical Council and/or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Desirable
  • oWorking towards higher Degree/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy in a mental health setting
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy of working with older people
  • oPost registration training relevant to hospital pharmacy
  • oPsychiatry qualification (or willing to work towards this)
Experience Essential
  • oDemonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate medicine related information to mental health patients, carers and clinical staff
  • oPrevious evaluated experience of mentorship and training skills
  • oTo have undertaken clinical audit
  • oTraining and education
Desirable
  • oPrevious experience in providing clinical mental health services.
  • oStaff management experience
  • oMonitoring and advising on drug expenditure
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oClinical and critical appraisal skills
  • oThe ability to identify and prioritise clinical work load
  • oCommunicates with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in clear precise and appropriate manner.
  • oTo have an awareness of national and local priorities
  • oThe ability to identify and manage risks
  • oAbility to evaluate own work
  • oEnhances the quality of patient care
  • oDemonstrates awareness of the clinical governance agenda
  • oBasic IT skills
  • oTeaching and presentation skills
  • oDemonstrates ability to meets set targets
  • oDemonstrate ability to organise self to ensure efficient use of time.
  • oMeets expected levels of practice as defined by others
  • oSelf motivated
  • oThe ability and willingness to deputise for senior staff while recognising limitations of experience and ability
  • oTakes responsibilities for own actions
Desirable
  • oAble to influence junior medical staff
  • oUnderstanding of local trust priorities
  • oEvidence of writing procedures, guidelines or protocols


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