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Clinical Services Pharmacist

Band 7

Main area
Specialised Services
Band 7
Fixed term
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum
07/06/2020 23:59
Interview date

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.


Do you want to make a positive difference to your patients every day? And be part of a progressive, innovative and flexible hospital pharmacy team?

The pharmacy department of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has a range of vacancies across all areas of medicines management. Our aim is to get the right medicine to the right person, at the right time. To do this takes a skilled and dedicated workforce, and a management approach that supports flexibility, development and learning, and encourages aspiration and betterment.

We can offer you a variety of flexible working solutions, including full, part-time and sessional contracts.

You will receive an extensive and robust induction so that you are comfortable starting your new role. We support and encourage life-long learning in all disciplines, and post-graduate study for specialist pharmacists.

We currently have a vacancy in our clinical mental health teams for Band 7 Clinical Pharmacists. If you have experience in, or a passion for, mental health pharmacy, we would love to hear from you. Full, Part-time and sessional applications are welcomed.

As a specialist mental health pharmacist you will:

  • Be based on a clinical site in Aylesbury.  (The ability to travel to other sites will also be required).
  • Be responsible for the development of excellent clinical relationships with the patients, carers and healthcare professionals in your in-patient and community settings.
  • Directly support patients, prescribers and other healthcare professionals via attendance at multi-disciplinary team meetings, medication review, discharge-planning and ensuring the correct application of national and local guidance with regard to therapies involving medicines.
  • Support our dispensary hub based in Oxford as per rota.
  • Be a member of the oncall pharmacist out of hours team as per rota.
  • Provide support to the UKMI- accredited Medicines Information Department within pharmacy (full training will be given).
  • If applicable the post holder will be encouraged, and supported, to attain a post-graduate qualification in psychiatric pharmacy and membership of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.

The Oxford Health Pharmacy & Medicines Management service employs approximately 60 staff, predominantly clinical pharmacists and technicians, supported by dispensary and administrative staff. Clinical pharmacists and medicines management technicians (MMTs) are based on clinical sites with supply and support functions at hubs in Oxfordshire. The department provides services to our mental health and community hospital patients, alongside other community based patients and teams. Our Medicines Management Service is highly respected within and beyond Oxford Health and our staff are considered integrated members of patient-focused multi-disciplinary teams.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Sandeep Bhatti

07919 553289 or 01865 901068/1954