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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2021.

Principal Clinical Pharmacist for Mental Health and Learning Disabili

Job Reference: 367-CORP-4404-A

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Department, Radlett
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum, pro rata. Includes Hi

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

We are excited to be able to offer two posts for experienced mental health pharmacists to work within our pharmacy team at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). These posts would appeal to those who are ambitious and would like to develop their service development and leadership skills in a supportive environment.

The vacancy is for 1.6 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and flexible working will be considered in order to fill the hours available between the 2 posts; please specify your preferred hours in the application form under the “supporting information” section.

Successful applicants will be expected to work closely with clinical teams as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the care needs of our service users. There will also be a requirement to ensure safe and effective medicines management processes within the service. This will include compliance with regulatory medicines management standards and implementation of medicines safety alerts.

The post holders must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), have strong clinical and organisational skills and be able to effect change. The primary role of the post holders will be to progress services for our community services within the Trust, supporting the Chief Pharmacist in developing and implementing the Trust Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation strategy in this area.

The post holders will have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council, Clinical Pharmacy and/or Psychiatric Therapeutics (up to diploma level) postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience, and significant post registration experience in a mental health setting.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Georgia Michael Job title Deputy Chief Pharmacist Email address Telephone number 01923 633865

Additional contact information

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Georgia Michael, Deputy Chief Pharmacist on T: 01923 633865 or or Seema Vekaria, Principal Clinical Pharmacist on

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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