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Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: 186-F135051364

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Rampton Hospital, Retford
£40,428 to £48,514 pa

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for both adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Forensic Services (Rampton Hospital)

Based at Rampton High Secure Hospital but may also be required to travel to other trust sites

Permanent, full time position (1WTE, 37.5 hours per week, no weekends/Bank Holidays)

Band 8a (plus EDC allowance)

Due to the promotion of the current post-holder, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Clinical Pharmacist to join and lead our clinical pharmacy service at Rampton Hospital. This unique post offers a qualified and experienced pharmacist the opportunity to further their career by working clinically in a high secure forensic mental health setting, and leading and supervising our expert and enthusiastic clinical pharmacists. The post is permanent and full time, although part-time and job share would be considered. Consideration will also be given to those returning to practice.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Forensic Pharmacy Services work across the county and beyond, providing a range of supply and clinical services within low, medium and high secure settings. Our pharmacy strategy aims to position pharmacists as clinicians and fully integrated members of the multidisciplinary team; optimising the use of medicines for our patients.

The Health Services Journal lists us as one of the best mental health trusts to work in. We were the Stonewall employer of the year in 2015. Our trust overall CQC rating is good.

We are looking for an experienced clinical mental health pharmacist with a relevant postgraduate qualification. You should have an existing or growing interest in leadership and working in secure mental health settings. You will join a highly motivated pharmacy team with responsibility for delivering a clinical pharmacy service to a mixed caseload of patients. You will be based at Rampton Hospital, which provides the National High Secure Service for Women as well as national services for people with a learning disability or who are deaf. Our dispensary is technician-led and we have several sites supplied via service level agreements so there is little dispensary commitment. Our on-call commitment is roughly one week in six and is generally not onerous, being predominantly an information provision service.

As well as leading our clinical pharmacy team, you will have responsibility for a clinical caseload and work as an integral multidisciplinary team member. You will be encouraged to use your skills to influence and improve patient care. Your involvement in the clinical pharmacy services will allow you an exclusive opportunity to develop or extend understanding and expertise in a secure mental health setting.

Support to develop any extra skills you may require in this specialised area will be provided. We actively support our staff to engage with relevant educational opportunities, including formal postgraduate qualifications. We have strong links with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy and have recently started working with the University of Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire is a great place to live, with both large cities and a range of rural areas within easy reach. Retford is on the East Coast main line; Kings Cross is 90 minutes away.

If you would like to discuss the post further or arrange an informal visit, please contact Nikki Holmes, Head of Pharmacy for Forensic Services at or 01777 247740, or Alexis Lepp, Lead Clinical Pharmacist at or 01777 247739.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 4th March 2018

Interviews TBC

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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