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Principal Clinical Pharmacist for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Band 8a

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Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Kingfisher Court
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845
Salary period
01/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We are excited to be able to offer two posts for experienced mental health pharmacists to work within our pharmacy team at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). These posts would appeal to those who are ambitious and would like to progress their service development and leadership skills in a supportive environment.

The vacancies are two 1.0 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) posts.  Flexible working will be considered; please specify your preferred hours in the application form under the “supporting information” section.  The successful candidates will be leading either the acute adult service line or the learning disabilities and forensics service line.  Please state if you have a preference in the “supporting information” section.

Successful applicants will be expected to work closely with clinical teams as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the care needs of our service users. There will also be a requirement to ensure safe and effective medicines management processes within the service. This will include compliance with regulatory medicines management standards and implementation of medicines safety alerts.

The post holders must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), have strong clinical and organisational skills and be able to effect change.  The primary role of the post holders will be to progress services for their specific service lines, supporting the Chief Pharmacist in developing and implementing the Trust Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation strategy.

You will be joining an innovative pharmacy team who are forward thinking and are leading the medicines optimisation agenda trust wide. The pharmacy team have currently been shortlisted for two HSJ Value awards and the Trust itself has just been awarded Mental Health Trust of the year by the HSJ.

The post holders will have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council, Clinical Pharmacy and/or Psychiatric Therapeutics (up to diploma level) postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience, and significant post registration experience in a mental health setting.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Headland
Job title
Lead Clinical Pharmacist and Medication Safety Officer
Email address
Telephone number
01923 633866 or 07827880328
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