Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (Mental Health)

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a clinical pharmacist with a passion for delivering outstanding care that brings the 6 Cs (care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence) to life? If so, we want to hear from you. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated pharmacist with a clinical and patient facing focus to join our established and friendly Pharmacy team. The post holder will be responsible for delivering a clinical service on our inpatient wards and within our community teams. An excellent leadership and clinical development package will be on offer for our successful candidates as we aim to invest in our staff to deliver high standards of care to our patients.

This is a clinical role and a great opportunity for pharmacists from a variety of backgrounds to gain experience in mental health pharmacy.

Depending on experience this post will either be a developmental post (band 6 role which will develop into a B7 as the postholder will be supported through PG certificate and diploma competency framework) or direct into a band 7 role.

Main duties of the job

Take local responsibility for pharmacist services to allocated clinical areas in line with rotas. Review any relevant stock lists regularly taking into consideration usage, service resilience, overall costs and prescribing trends.

Provide pharmacist cover to other clinical areas as required.

Review prescriptions and information relating to individual patients and provide relevant advice about medicines, possible side-effects, dosages, administration, supply, storage and destruction.

Ensure mental health act paperwork i.e. T2's, T3'S and CTO's is accurate and follow up where there are anomalies in line with departmental procedures.

Contribute to multi-disciplinary working within the allocated clinical area including participation in meetings, influencing the formulation and review of treatment plans and ensuring safe and effective pharmaceutical treatment appropriate for the individuals or groups. Promote best practice in medicines management, medicines optimisation and evidence-based prescribing.

Contribute to pharmaceutical aspects of care planning when patients are discharged or move between services - including completion of transfer of care around medicines to primary care. Liaise with the relevant CMHT pharmacy staff so transfer of care and pharmaceutical care plans are seamless and well communicated.

Make pharmaceutical interventions and maintain records of interventions made in accordance with departmental requirements.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide specialist pharmaceutical services to patients, staff and carers in order to promote evidence based prescribing and use, informed choices and safe practices in accordance with Trust guidelines, procedures and policies.

To contribute to the development of the pharmacy service and its workforce.

To be responsible for supporting the development of better medicines management understanding throughout the Trust and promoting good practice in line with national and local guidance.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc, BPharm or MSc in pharmacy
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Post graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy.
Experience Essential
  • Recent post-registration experience of working as a pharmacist
  • Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines
Skills Essential
  • Able to accurately interpret, record and recall information
  • Demonstrate excellent listening, motivational, negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Able to work to a high level of accuracy in professional assessment of prescriptions and interpretation of information
  • Demonstrates ability to work within a team, to support individuals and the pharmacy service
  • Able to adapt to change in working practice and able to respond to changing situations
  • Show competence in using the following computer programs: o MS Word o MS Excel o MS Powerpoint o MS Outlook
  • Show competence in using web-based resources
  • Competence in using electronic patient records/systems

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