Fancy joining a dynamic, forward-thinking and patient-focussed team striving for excellence in the delivery of pharmaceutical services?
The Executive team at Mersey Care recognise the value of Pharmacy Services and have recently invested a significant amount of additional funding to enable the transformation and expansion of clinical and technical pharmacy services. Medicines Management Services have also been restructured to support an enhanced model, working under a newly established senior leadership team which is fully committed to delivering outstanding pharmacy services and investing in the professional development of the pharmacy workforce.
We are looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic and highly self-motivated pharmacists to join our team as Advanced Clinical Pharmacists – Mental Health Services. This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced and compassionate pharmacists with a special interest and passion for mental health.
Successful candidates will be responsible for leading, delivering and developing a comprehensive clinical pharmacy and medicines supply services for our inpatient mental health services. The postholders will support the delivery of high quality, safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care for patients by providing multidisciplinary clinical teams with tailored medicines advice.
Shortlisting date is planned for 22nd March 2023
Interview date is planned for5th April 2023
To participate in the delivery of highly specialist clinical pharmaceutical and medical supply services, ensuring that services meet professional standards and comply with relevant legislation.
To carry out medicines reconciliation, clinically checks and medication reviews to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines.
To actively participate and develop effective partnerships with other professions as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to medicines optimisation.
To undertake pharmaceutical care planning, utilising local trust guidance and national protocols.
To support inpatient mental health and clozapine services in liaison with external agencies.
To provide specialist information and advice on the safe and effective use of medicines to patients and their carers to support informed decision making and treatment adherence.
To ensure effective medication practices are developed and carried out consistently across inpatient mental health services, promoting medicines safety and reducing harm from medications.
To participate in clinical audit and practice research
To participate in training, supervision, mentoring and line management of colleagues
You will not routinely work weekends or cover the out-of-hours on-call advisory service unless the minimum thresholds are breached.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North-West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Our inpatient services cover a wide geographical area across a large proportion of the North-West providing specialist care including Secure Services located in Maghull health park, Whalley, Hollins Park and Rathbone site, Non-Secure Services located in Broadoak, Clock View, Hartley Hospital, Knowsley and Peasley, Hollins Park, Windsor House, Fern ward, Heys Court, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Hope Centre and Longmoor intermediate care reablement unit.
For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Sandra Taylor Job title: Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Secure Services Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org