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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2021.

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: 284-21-MHSCM-637

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Children Hospital-Steelhouse Lane
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6/7 Specialist Clinical Pharmacist to join the Forward Thinking Birmingham Pharmacy Team (FTB).

FTB is a consortium responsible for the provision of mental health services for 0-25 age group in

Birmingham. It consists of a group of four partners which include; Birmingham Women's and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Priory Group, Operose Health and the Children’s Society with Birmingham women’s and children’s NHS Foundation trust as the lead provider.

The Pharmacy team is responsible for providing medicines to all FTB hubs and ensuring that medicines management practice is in line with trust policies.

The post is based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital but there is also the opportunity for cross-sectional working with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Applicants would be supported in their pursuit of a postgraduate clinical qualification in Psychiatric pharmacy. The Pharmacist step-up programme is a great opportunity to progress to band 7 with successful completion of a postgraduate qualification in psychiatric pharmacy with competency assessment. Candidates already in possession of a postgraduate qualification would be recruited at band 7. So if you want to join a progressing forward thinking pharmacy department submit your application to us now.

The post holder will be expected to work cross-site visiting the FTB Hubs, situated around the Birmingham area. There is also the expectation to provide specialist clinical Pharmacy input to community mental health teams within Forward Thinking Birmingham. This includes medication review and counselling, providing expert advice to the team and participating in multidisciplinary team meetings (MDT).

The post holder must be self-motivated and confident and an excellent communicator. Excellent IT skills will be required to ensure all processes are carried out accurately and efficiently.

The Pharmacy Department has strong links with academia with many opportunities for further education and development. The post holder will be expected to participate in the on-call, extended hours, weekend and regular core duty rotas as appropriate.

For further information about this post, please contact Grace Imaji, FTB Lead Pharmacist on 0121 333 9781 or email

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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