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Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Oxfordshire Mental Health

Band 8a

Main area
Specialised Services
Band 8a
Fixed-term for 12 months
Full time: Up to 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Warneford Hospital
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum pro rata
05/04/2020 23:59

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? Are you looking for a leadership role within 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 team for a Band 8a Lead Clinical Pharmacist. If you have at least 2 years’ experience in delivering direct mental health clinical pharmacy, and can see yourself in a leadership role with an excellent and experienced team, we would love to hear from you.

Full, Part-time and sessional applications are welcomed.

As a specialist leader of a clinical mental health pharmacy team, you will:

  • Be based on a clinical site in Oxford. (The ability to travel to other sites will also be required).
  • Lead a team of clinical pharmacists and Medicines Management Technicians delivering a high quality and responsive service our patients.
  • Play an active part in the senior pharmacy leadership team, and directorate governance teams, supporting the ongoing evolution of service delivery.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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Beverly Faulkner on 07825 034085 or