Mental Health Pharmacist (Band 6)

Basildon, Essex
Band 6 (£30,401-£37,267) + NHS benefits
25 Aug 2019
21 Sep 2019
Pharmacy sector
Job Type

Location: Basildon 

Salary: Band 6, £30,401-£37,267

Description: 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.

Pharmacists looking to transition from Community settings are welcome to apply 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 will include, Salary Sacrifice schemes including Childcare Vouchers, lease cars  and Cycle to Work Season Ticket Loans, Pre-retirement Courses, NHS discounts for staff, Weekly health & wellbeing articles, One of the UK’s best pension schemes which every new employee automatically becomes a member of assigned to an excellent package of pension benefits. Excellent Training facilities and opportunities, working closely with a number of Universities to support staffs professional development and holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays, rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service.


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