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Specialist Pharmacist - Mental Health Service

Isle of Man Government Jobs
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
£38,778 - £50,978 Per Annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2020

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About the role and our team

Are you a Pharmacist with a special interest in mental health?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our small friendly team within the Pharmacy Department at Noble's Hospital on the Isle of Man. You will contribute to medicines optimisation and patient safety in the area of Acute Mental Health Services (MHS). Our MHS teams include: Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, CAMHS, Learning Disabilities, Neuropsychiatry and substance misuse.

You will provide a ward-based clinical pharmacy service to Acute Mental Health Services, as well as pharmacy-based clinical service (e.g. prescription screening in the Pharmacy). You will be involved in all aspects of the departmental activity, including on-call where pay allowance will be available and working on a Saturday (rota basis), to ensure the continuity of professional service is maintained. 

Roughly half your time will be spent on the mental health wards and half your time in the Pharmacy. You will also have the opportunity to support wider clinical pharmacy work within Noble’s Hospital, allowing you to gain hospital knowledge and experience in areas outside of mental health.

Day to day you will be responsible for a wide variety of duties, these will include:

  • Prescriptions
  • Blood monitoring
  • Supporting patients with drug history
  • Reviewing medicine charts
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Taking part in consultant ward rounds
  • Working on patient treatment/discharge plans



What can this role offer me?

By joining Noble’s Hospital you’ll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Islands healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

This role will allow you to make a big contribution to mental health services on the Island, with patient safety and medicine optimisation. Each day you will face new challenges, and you will need to be flexible and decisive to achieve success in this role.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of the excellent opportunities we provide for personal and professional development. This includes use of our on-site education and training centre and the fantastic range of courses we support.

Free parking will be available to you.

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Islands’ real sense of community.  The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role. Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £250 per month. This role also qualifies for a recruitment incentive of £3000, payable in the 1st, 13th, and 25th months of employment.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Carolyn Coleman on 01624 650823.

A provisional interview date of 25 August 2020 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

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