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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2020.

Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Oxfordshire Mental Health

Job Reference: 267-SS2282225

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Pharmacy Services
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum pro rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Do you want to make a positive difference to your patients every day? Are you looking for a leadership role within a progressive, innovative and flexible hospital pharmacy team?

The pharmacy department of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has a range of vacancies across all areas of medicines management. Our aim is to get the right medicine to the right person, at the right time. To do this takes a skilled and dedicated workforce, and a management approach that supports flexibility, development and learning, and encourages aspiration and betterment.

We can offer you a variety of flexible working solutions, including full, part-time and sessional contracts.

You will receive an extensive and robust induction so that you are comfortable starting your new role. We support and encourage life-long learning in all disciplines, and post-graduate study for specialist pharmacists.

We currently have a vacancy in our clinical mental health team for a Band 8a Lead Clinical Pharmacist. If you have at least 2 years’ experience in delivering direct mental health clinical pharmacy, and can see yourself in a leadership role with an excellent and experienced team, we would love to hear from you.

Full, Part-time and sessional applications are welcomed.

As a specialist leader of a clinical mental health pharmacy team, you will:

  • Be based on a clinical site in Oxford. (The ability to travel to other sites will also be required).
  • Lead a team of clinical pharmacists and Medicines Management Technicians delivering a high quality and responsive service our patients.
  • Play an active part in the senior pharmacy leadership team, and directorate governance teams, supporting the ongoing evolution of service delivery.
  • Be responsible for the development of excellent clinical relationships with the patients, carers and healthcare professionals in your in-patient and community settings.
  • Directly support patients, prescribers and other healthcare professionals via attendance at multi-disciplinary team meetings, medication review, discharge-planning and ensuring the correct application of national and local guidance with regard to therapies involving medicines.
  • If applicable the post holder will be encouraged, and supported, to attain a post-graduate qualification in psychiatric pharmacy and membership of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.

The Oxford Health Pharmacy & Medicines Management service employs approximately 60 staff, predominantly clinical pharmacists and technicians, supported by dispensary and administrative staff. Clinical pharmacists and medicines management technicians (MMTs) are based on clinical sites with supply and support functions at hubs in Oxfordshire. The department provides services to our mental health and community hospital patients, alongside other community based patients and teams. Our Medicines Management Service is highly respected within and beyond Oxford Health and our staff are considered integrated members of patient-focused multi-disciplinary teams.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Beverly Faulkner on 07825 034085 or

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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