Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist to join our dynamic Luton and Bedfordshire mental health team. In this role you will provide clinical pharmacy and medicines management services to all mental health services. We are an expanding trust which means there is lots of opportunity for experience and growth. You will be able to participate in mental health rotations including Adult inpatients, CAMHS, Perinatal Services, Crisis and Home Treatment teams, Community Mental Health as well as linking with our pharmacy teams in Community Health Services and Primary Care.

Main duties of the job

We are hoping to find someone who works well with a pharmacy team. You will also need the skills to be able to work within the wider multi-disciplinary team of nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. You will want to develop and improve the reliability and quality of our clinical pharmacy service. You will be passionate about wanting to support patients and their families through their recovery process and about managing and optimising medicines collaboratively.

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 Master's Degree in Pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • o+ Pre-registration training
  • o+ Post registration training relevant to hospital pharmacy
  • oMember of the General Pharmaceutical Council and/or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • oPsychiatry qualification (or willing to work towards this)
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy of working with older people
  • oExperience in clinical pharmacy in a mental health setting
  • oWorking towards higher Degree/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
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
  • 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
  • oTeaching and presentation skills
  • oDemonstrates ability to meets set targets
  • oDemonstrate ability to organise self in order 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
  • oAble to influence junior medical staff
  • oUnderstanding of local trust priorities
  • oEvidence of writing procedures, guidelines or protocols.

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