Lead Pharmacist

Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8b
12 months fixed-term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CORP Newham Pharmacy Department
£53,906 to £64,628 pa inc HCA
22/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Lead Pharmacist

Band 8b

Are you dynamic, self-motivated and able to use your initiative?

The Pharmacy Department in Newham provides a service to the Newham Centre for Mental Health, Community Health Services Newham, Coborn Centre for Mental Health (CAMHS)

We require a pharmacist with mental health experience to lead the pharmacy team to:

        Co-ordinate and provide the clinical pharmacy services to in-patients.
        Be involved in the provision and development of services to community base teams including the Community Recovery Teams (CRT), Early Intervention Services (EIS), Assessment  and Brief Treatment Team  (ABTT), Home Treatment Team, Clozapine Clinics, as well as clinical advice to Extended Primary Care Liaison Team Newham and IAPT Service in Richmond.
        Undertake directorate roles including the development and review of treatment guidelines, new drug reviews and introductions, and advising on drug expenditure.

As well as playing a key role in the pharmacy team in Newham, you will be a member of the ELFT pharmacy team, regularly meeting and working with pharmacists and technicians from other localities within the Trust.  You will also be a member of a number of the Trust Medicines Committee, local  Medicines Safety Group and  local Clinical Governance , Audit group and Quality Improvement teams.  You will be working with Newham CCG Medicine Management Team.
The service to the mental health Trust is continually evolving and we require someone with new ideas and the drive to initiate and implement these.

We offer:

        Opportunity to lead and develop a small but enthusiastic team.
        Opportunity to be part of a developing service structure.
        Opportunity to work in a dynamic cultural environment.
        Training and development is encouraged

This will be a challenging but extremely rewarding job.  If you would like the chance to develop this role and work in a progressive and supportive department then please contact: Jenny Melville, Chief Pharmacist at Jennifer.melville2@nhs.net or Andrea Okoloekwe at andrea.okoloekwe@nhs.net


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion please contact: Jenny Melville, Chief Pharmacist at Jennifer.melville2@nhs.net or Andrea Okoloekwe at andrea.okoloekwe@nhs.net

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