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Advanced Mental Health Pharmacist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health pharmacist to join our friendly, established and respected team, to lead the clinical pharmacy service for our older adults and rehab team, based at Kingsway Hospital.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have received significant investment as part of the government's pledge to eradicate dormitories within mental health inpatient units and have commenced a building project which will provide us with two brand new hospital buildings (one at Kingsway hospital and one in Chesterfield), a PICU and an adult acute-plus unit. This is part of a larger re-organisation of our adult inpatient facilities and will lead to additional growth and investment in the pharmacy department.

We provide all our pharmacy staff with opportunities for development, including full funding for post-graduate qualifications in mental health pharmacy, including the certificate and diploma through Aston University, and independent prescribing qualification.

The department also provides trainee pharmacist foundation training, in house revalidation support and funding for conference attendance.

All pharmacists contribute to an on-call rota in the evenings and at weekends.

This role would be ideally suited to an experienced mental health pharmacist looking to relocate, or a mental health pharmacist looking for progression. If this sounds like who you are, then please get in touch!

Main duties of the job

The roles and duties of this post include:
  • Developing close working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and contributing to clinical care plans
  • Responding to medication-related queries, providing advice on prescribing and promoting evidence-based practice
  • Discussing medication with patients and carers and developing a variety of approaches to support informed care
  • Educating colleagues about medicines management and medicines optimisation
  • Providing line management and supervision to the clinical and specialist pharmacists in the team

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • GPhC registration
  • Post-graduate qualification in mental health pharmacy
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribing qualification
  • CMHP Accreditation
  • Post-graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy
Knowledge / Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a specialist mental health pharmacist
  • Line management experience
Skills Essential
  • Organise own workload
  • IT literate and familiar with using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with using SystmOne and the pharmacy IT system EMIS (ASCribe)
Key qualities and attributes Essential
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Enthusiasm for the role and pharmacy

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