Specialist Pharmacist

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Pharmacy Services


Specialist Pharmacist Mental Health

Salary:            AFC Band 7 (£38,890 pa to £44,503) pa dependent on experience

Location:        Michael Carlisle Centre, Nether Edge, Sheffield S11 9BF

Hours:            37.5 per week

Post Ref:        457-20-025-MD

The Role:

We are seeking a Pharmacist to work clinically within designated teams in inpatient and community mental health settings, acting as an expert source of pharmaceutical advice promoting safe, cost effective and evidence based prescribing and medicines use. In addition to the focus above, as part of the SHSC pharmacy team you will work to provide specialist mental health pharmaceutical support across the trust to help achieve best outcomes with medicines. There will be a requirement to undertake on call support out of hours. This aspect of the service is currently under review.

The candidate:

You must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a pharmacist or provisional pharmacist and have a keen interest in mental health. You will need to possess effective communication skills and have a sound base of clinical knowledge and a desire to apply this in the mental health specialism. Dependent on experience, you will be supported in obtaining the Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics. For the specialist pharmacist post you must be able to demonstrate your ability to provide a high level of clinical pharmacy practice through possession of a relevant Pharmacy Post Graduate Mental Health or Clinical Diploma or equivalent.

Development and peer support will be provided to enable you to develop your practice in line with the national NHS agenda. You will be expected to participate in the Trust systems of clinical supervision. It would be desirable if you hold a full driving licence and have access to a car however you must be able to travel within the geographical area in a timely and effective manner.

The Pharmacy Team:

The Pharmacy Team is well established within the Trust. We provide a comprehensive range of services which support our overall strategic aim of assisting both service users and our clinical colleagues achieve the best outcomes from the use of medicines. We are also involved in the implementation of national guidelines and the development of local guidelines. The Trust participates in national audits, e.g. through the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health (POMH UK), with pharmacists taking a lead role. Pharmacists are also actively involved in local audit processes.

Working under the supervision of the senior staff you will support our service to patients and multidisciplinary teams.  Duties will include supporting our dispensary-based processes as well as supporting multi-disciplinary teams.

All successful applicants MUST attend the Trust’s Welcome & mandatory training programme (2 days)

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check, currently up to £48.23, must be met by the successful applicant(s).

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Shrewti Moerman, Deputy Director of Pharmacy Services on (0114) 271 8632 or via email Shrewti.moerman@shsc.nhs.uk

Reference: 40913225

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