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Advanced Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist - Perinatal Mental Healt

Job Reference: 267-SS2050607

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Specialised Services
Oxford and Aylesbury
£44,606 to £50,819 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, forward-thinking pharmacist to develop a new role within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The Oxford Health Pharmacy Service and the Perinatal Mental Health Services in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire have collaborated to develop this newly created Advanced Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Pharmacist post. The post holder will develop, co-ordinate and provide an expert medicines optimisation service for the Perinatal Mental Health Service. They will work closely with patients and their families and contribute to achieving good physical and mental health wellbeing of the patient.

The Perinatal Mental Health Services are located at Slade House in Oxford and at the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury These are small teams working alongside third sector partners to provide care and treatment to women, their partners and families during the antenatal and postnatal period who have a wide range of mental health conditions.

The post holder will work across both services and will join established teams of multi-disciplinary staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, peer support workers and nursery nurses. There are professional links between the two services in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, with structures in place for supervision and governance arrangements. All team members are valued and it is recognised that everyone contributes to the smooth running of the team and the care that is provided. As an organisation we are mindful of the well-being of our staff and see supervision, support, training and development in post as a priority.

This post would appeal to an experienced Clinical Pharmacist with mental health experience who has an interest in service development. They would need to be able to work well with patients, be an excellent team-player but also be capable of working autonomously. The post holder must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), have strong clinical and consultation skills and be innovative and driven.

The post holder must have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council, postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy and/or Psychiatric Therapeutics (up to diploma level). An independent prescribing qualification is highly desirable but not absolutely essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Brown, Clinical Lead Pharmacist:, 07770730647


  • 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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