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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/04/2020.

Specialist Pharmacist Mental Health

Job Reference: 470-19-698-CJF

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight
£37,570 - £43,772

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We service a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust looks forward to receiving your application.

Can you meet the challenge?


An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated pharmacist with well-developed interpersonal skills, to join our lively and innovative pharmacy team at St Mary’s Hospital. As part of a smaller team the post holder will support the lead pharmacist contributing to a comprehensive range of pharmacy services across the Mental Health Learning Disabilities Clinical Division

Providing clinical support to the mental health wards and community teams alongside the team leader the post holder will be expanding on the already well established practices of medicines optimisation. They will become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team attending case conferences on a regular basis.


The Isle of Wight is unique in combining acute and community services, mental health and ambulance in a single trust, creating a truly ‘joined up’ integrated approach to healthcare. The Pharmacy department at St Mary’s Hospital is energetic and forward looking, with a strong culture of patient safety and service quality. We believe in technology supporting excellent clinical practice and releasing time to care, with electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) embedded in practice across the Trust. Our modern hospital is continually being improved for patient care and experience.


No specialist clinical knowledge is needed but a good general clinical background is expected. Encouragement will be given to expand clinical knowledge to support this specialist role, including development as an independent prescriber.

The post holder will in turn support the training in mental health of other members of the pharmacy team. They will also support the education and development of the multi-disciplinary team. As well as clinical development, post-holders would be supported to develop their training and leadership skills

You should have a Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent, with Membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council and evidence of postgraduate training and professional development in clinical pharmacy practice.

As part of an acute trust the pharmacy already provides an extended seven day a week service and full time hours for the post holder will include taking part in the provision of ward and dispensary support during evenings and weekends including on-call duties, maintaining clinical skills in all areas.

More about the Island


The Isle of Wight is easily reached from Portsmouth, Lymington and Southampton by ferry, catamaran or hovercraft with a fast train from London, and the hospital is only a short bus journey from all ferry terminals. The island offers a huge range of leisure pursuits, with 65 miles of coastline for water sports, and hosts several international sports and music events. Supported hospital accommodation is available on site, and alternative accommodation is available near the ferries if preferred.


For more information or to arrange a visit, contact Tracey Green, Deputy Chief Pharmacist – Lead Mental Health and Ambulance at or on 01983 822099 ext 5472


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