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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2022.

Advanced Level Specialist Community Mental Health Pharmacist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7845

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Services (Flexible within Lincolnshire)
£47,126 to £53,219 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are very pleased to be advertising these four senior specialist community mental health pharmacist posts within our county-wide mental health and learning disability Trust. The posts will extend the value that pharmacists add to patient care across the Trust and the Lincolnshire healthcare system.

Each of the four posts will be allocated to support a specific geographical locality within the Trust. A flexible work life balance through a hybrid of onsite and working from home arrangements is possible, and there is no out of hours commitment or weekend working.

If you are enthusiastic about and experienced in mental health therapeutics, self-motivated, patient-focused and compassionate, then this is the ideal job opportunity for you. You will be able to make best use of your psychiatric pharmacy knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the quality of life of people with mental health issues living in the community.

You will become a fully integrated member of the multidisciplinary community health care teams which encompass both traditional community mental health teams and new integrated place-based teams, working jointly with primary care services. This will enable you to deliver a high quality medicines optimisation and management service in line with team and Trust objectives.

The ideal candidate will use their expertise to lead, manage and deliver a medicines optimisation service focused on ensuring patient’s get the best from their medicines and that other healthcare professionals are adequately informed and skilled to be able to manage the use of medicines correctly, safely and cost effectively.

It will also provide the perfect opportunity for the post-holder to develop their leadership, clinical and service development skills and encourage cross-boundary working. Although being an independent prescriber is not essential, it would help optimise the care that patients receive, therefore this qualification will be encouraged and supported, as will other role relevant post-graduate development opportunities.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is well established organisation with a firm, forward thinking vision for making a positive difference to people with mental health problems. Rated as Good by the CQC at last inspection and outstanding in the well-led domain, it is now committed to building on this to achieve outstanding standards of care for every standard.

The Pharmacy Team is highly regarded within the organisation and is looking forward to exciting times ahead; EPMA roll out is continuing this year despite the restrictions the pandemic has placed on us, and our commitment to transforming community mental health services through integrated working with primary care is going from strength to strength.

Further discussion of the roles is actively encouraged. For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Taylor, Acting Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager by email or telephone on 01522 421568.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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