Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist
Working with one of the biggest Mental Health and Community NHS Foundation Trusts in the country. They are a specialist mental health and community health services trust providing adult , older people’s and young people’s mental health services, substance misuse services, forensic services and learning disability services from a number of hospital and community based premises throughout Essex and some adjacent Counties.
They now have opportunities at Band 6 for a Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist.
You will assist in the provision of Medicines Management as part of the Essex pharmacy team and will be expected to implement ways of managing medicines within a variety of mental health settings within the trust’s area. There may also be a requirement to provide services to community health services units and therefore you will require access to your own car.
In addition to dispensary activities, your role will include providing clinical services to a dedicated area and developing skills and knowledge to enable you to work towards contributing to multi-disciplinary team meetings and ward rounds, providing medicines education to patients, carers and staff. You will be given excellent support by the senior pharmacists within the team and will be supported in continuing education within psychiatry.
It will be expected that you will work towards a distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in General Clinical Pharmacy.
You will participate in weekend, bank holiday, early and late working rotas, and may be required to take part in the on-call rota.
Newly qualified Pharmacists are encouraged to apply and also pharmacists looking to transition from Community settings although a distinct interest in Clinical Practice and Mental Health Pharmacy is required.
Person Specification: A GPHC Registered Pharmacist with the ability to work within the UK
Benefits: A fantastic NHS benefits package which includes a great pension scheme, a generous holiday entitlement with incremental rises, various salary sacrifice schemes, great work life balance and opportunities for fantastic career development and opportunities for further studies.
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