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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2020.

Deputy Chief Pharmacist & Head of Pharmacy - Mental Health Services D

Job Reference: 186-750-20-EDM-BL-A

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Duncan Macmillan House, Nottingham
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.

We are recruiting to strengthen our response during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Pharmacy Services are based at four sites at The Wells Road Centre, Highbury Hospital Campus, Millbrook (Mansfield) and Rampton Hospital. We strive to provide high quality dispensary and clinical pharmacy services across a wide range of mental health, learning disability and medical rehabilitation hospital sites in Nottinghamshire. Our pharmacy strategy aims to position pharmacists as clinicians and members of the multidisciplinary team; optimising the use of medicines for our patients.

We are looking for a pharmacist with significant experience of hospital pharmacy; including significant experience of mental health pharmacy. The post holder will be one of three Deputy Chief Pharmacists, each with responsibility for one of our Operating Divisions. In this case, the Mental Health Services division which provides inpatient and community services across Nottinghamshire. As a Deputy Chief Pharmacist, the role will involve deputising for the Chief Pharmacist in their absence across a wide range of senior and Trust-level matters.

The post holder will work with the Mental Health Services divisional leadership team to support a multidisciplinary drive to optimise the use of medicines across the division which includes Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services (includes Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Intellectual Disability and range of other local, regional and national services).

As well as divisional responsibility, the post-holder will work closely with the Chief Pharmacist and the Pharmacy Leadership Team to take forwards medicines and prescribing portfolio items across the whole Trust. The post holder will be expected to take up a clinical role, and demonstrate clinical leadership; with discretion over where this can be.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMatthew ElswoodJob titleChief PharmacistEmail addressmatthew.elswood@nottshc.nhs.ukTelephone number07971 107440Additional contact information

Applicants are encouraged to contact us to organise a visit to one of our sites and meet with some of our team members in advance of the interview date.

*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’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.

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.

When you apply for a position with the Trust using NHS jobs you will be contacted by E mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent to the email address provided on NHS Jobs.

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All new starters from 1st January 2019 payslips/P60’s will only be available electronically via MyESR Employee Self Service.

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

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