An opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinical pharmacist with a specialist interest in mental health to take up a post working closely with the Home Treatment Team in Central Lancashire. In conjunction with the Initial Response Service pharmacist, the successful candidate will also provide clinical pharmacy support across the urgent care pathway in the locality.
You will work closely with clinical teams as part of a multi-disciplinary approach addressing the care needs of patients and service users. You will also 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.
As a senior member of the pharmacy team, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to broader Trust initiatives and priorities.
The post provides an opportunity for the following: -
- Development of a non-medical prescribing role
- Pharmaceutical care planning and clinical review of prescriptions
- Involvement of service users in decisions about their medicines to optimise treatment, support adherence and improve outcomes
- Provision of specialist pharmaceutical advice to the multi-disciplinary team
- Provision of clinical supervision and professional leadership to other members of the team
- Involvement in service redesign and development to ensure effective medicines management support and strategies
- Provide expert medicines management advice and support and ensure appropriate governance arrangements are in place for the management of medicines, including the monitoring of prescribing and medicines use.
- Attendance at strategic network meetings e.g. locality governance meetings
- Actively working to contribute to and deliver the Trust medicines optimisation strategy
- Due to the location of various units, an ability and willingness to travel around Trust locations is required.
There is no current requirement to work on-call, Bank Holidays or weekends.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
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For further information please contact
Lisa Ainsworth – Lead Pharmacist; Central and West Lancashire firstname.lastname@example.org or 07852 467429
Anna Atkinson – deputy Lead Pharmacist; Central and West Lancashire email@example.com or 07973772799