Advanced Community Mental Health Pharmacist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year inc. Outer London HCAS
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • To support the Chief Pharmacist in the provision of a specialist, safe, efficient and professional pharmacy service to community mental health teams involved in the provision of mental health services to adults within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.
  • To help facilitate the management and treatment of patients living in North Central London experiencing a mental health illness.
  • To support the community mental health teams with Medicines Optimisation to prevent hospital admission and wherever possible facilitate transition safely into primary care.
  • To provide expert pharmacy and medicines management advice as well as advising on appropriate management strategies.
  • To promote patient safety, identify and mitigate medication-related risks in the Community.
  • To promote the development of services in line with the Enablement Clinical strategy and Medicines Optimisation Strategy.
  • To demonstrate specialist subject matter expertise in mental health related pharmacotherapeutics and to put this to use as a prescriber or in support of prescribing

  • Main duties of the job

    • To be an integral member of the community mental health pharmacy team and provide medicines management services.
    • To work with members of the community mental health teams to provide safe, timely, appropriate and high-quality pharmaceutical services for community based patients.
    • To work with the multidisciplinary team, third sector organisations, patients and carers to improve service delivery, experience and outcomes for patients who take medications for a mental health condition.
    • To ensure safe transition of care between interfaces ensuring that medication changes are communicated to all teams and services involved in the patient's care.
    • Ensuring that patient's physical health is considered as part of a holistic package of care ensuring that the impact of interactions between physical health and mental health conditions and treatments is reviewed and that appropriate monitoring is undertaken.
    • Working with clinics & PCN staff to develop & deliver initiatives to improve the uptake and utility of physical health checks for patients managed in the community.
    • Provide highly specialist medicines management support and training for nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team across the interface where appropriate.
    • Support the collection of audit/QI data associated with monitoring outcomes of the service provided.

    About us

    BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

    BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is the lead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved New Models of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

    For further details please contact: Kwame Peprah,, 02082137413

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

    Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
    • Master's degree in pharmacy or equivalent
    • Completion of pre-registration experience
    • Certificate or Diploma in psychiatric Pharmacy practice
    • Credentialed Member of College of Mental Health Pharmacy or in the process of applying for Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty Membership
    • Experience of dealing with patients where language/understanding or learning difficulties may be a barrier to effective communication
    • Knowledge of medicines used in mental health
    • A minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience as a pharmacist.
    • Experience of training or supervising staff
    • Experience of management or a leadership role
    • Experience or involvement in Clinical Trials
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills - with pharmacy team members, public and other health professionals.
    • Can demonstrate an understanding of the key stakeholders the post is likely to be supporting and how they are expected to relate to them.
    • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy, numeracy/calculation skills.
    • Experience in using ePMA
    • Can demonstrate empathy toward users of our services and their carers.
    • Able to work under pressure under own initiative with excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrable commitment to professional development

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