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Clinical Pharmacist Mental Health

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
NHFT are dedicated to making a positive difference and providing care with compassion. We put the person at the centre of everything we do, so if you want to work for a Trust that makes a difference & rated Outstanding by the CQC this is the place for you.

Due to a promotion, we have an exciting opportunity to specialise in mental health whilst continuing to maintain and develop your skills in general medicine and palliative care. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, motivated, forward-thinking clinical pharmacist to our friendly, innovative and supportive pharmacy team.

You will be part of a team delivering a high-quality patient focused clinical pharmacy service to:
  • Adult and Older People's Mental Health wards
  • Child Adolescent Mental Health wards
  • Community Hospital wards/Palliative care

You will provide pharmacy support and advice at ward level, supported by Medicines Management Technicians, attend consultant ward rounds, develop policies and guidelines, complete both national and local audits and be involved in the teaching of staff. There is currently no dispensary commitment and no on-call commitment or weekend working. The role is full time but part time will be considered. Mental health experience is desirable but not essential as we have in-house training programme & offer the opportunity to complete the Aston University distance learning Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Psychiatric Therapeutics. Interviews are planned for Wednesday 12th April.

Main duties of the job

As Clinical Pharmacist Mental Health the post holder will :
  • Deliver pharmaceutical support to the Mental Health inpatient areas and support medicines management throughout the organisation.
  • Deliver a specialist clinical pharmaceutical service to patients with mental health problems and support the safe and effective use of both psychotropic and general medications throughout the hospital;
  • Support the clinical pharmacy service to Community Hospital inpatient areas, and provide ad hoc support to hospices
  • Ensure risks within medicines management are identified and managed
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant medicines-related legislation and policy
  • Provide input to consultant ward rounds/team meetings
  • Train, teach and supervise other members of the pharmacy team
  • Provide education on medicines for other healthcare professionals, patients and carers
  • Advise senior and junior medical staff and nurses on medicines management issues

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree, or equivalent
  • Current and continued registration and membership with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of recent continuing personal learning and development
  • Educated to Post-graduate qualification e.g. Clinical pharmacy diploma/ certificate/diploma in Psychiatric therapeutics (Aston) or equivalent knowledge and experience
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of working with minimal supervision
  • Recent hospital experience
  • Some experience of working within mental health
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of answering medicines information queries
  • Experience of planning, implementing, analysing, reporting and changing practice through audit
  • Experience of implementing medicines management policies and procedures
  • Experience of delivering training packages for staff and service users

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