Clinical Developmental Pharmacist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

View more

CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a committed, enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist? Are you looking to learn in the exciting environment of a hospital pharmacy? Do you want to begin to forge your career in the specialty of mental health? If so why not join our exciting mental health pharmacy team? You will need to be passionate about wanting to support patients and their families through their recovery process and about managing and optimising medicines with your multidisciplinary team.

The Trust serves a diverse area namely: Bedfordshire, Luton and East London (Newham, City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets). The areas served by the Trust are the most culturally diverse and deprived areas in England and therefore provide significant challenges for the provision of mental health services. In this post you will join a team of pharmacists and medicines management technicians to form a dynamic and creative pharmacy team which will provide pharmacy services to a wide range of community and inpatient service users in Luton & Bedfordshire.

Our dynamic and creative pharmacy team provides pharmacy services to a wide range of community and inpatient service users in city and hackney from children and young people to adults of working age, older adults and forensic patients. We provide a broad range of clinical pharmacy services to our inpatient wards and are supported by trained medicines management technicians.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide support to the medicines management technicians, cover inpatient wards, a clinical pharmacy service to selected inpatient wards in either acute adult mental health or forensic mental health. You will also work with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective service to mental health patients in Bedfordshire and at times in Luton. You will have a particular role in medicines reconciliation and the discharge process and in providing patients with choice and information on their medicines.

The successful candidate must be able to show compassion and respect for people with mental health problems and be driven to improve their care through medicines management.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • oAble to influence junior medical staff
  • oUnderstanding of local trust priorities
  • oEvidence of writing procedures, guidelines or protocols

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert