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Advanced Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist - Perinatal Mental Health Service

Band 8a

Main area
Specialised Services
Band 8a
7.5 hours per week
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Slade House, Oxford (1 day) and Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury (1 day)
Oxford and Aylesbury
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum pro rata
16/12/2019 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.


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.

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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

Rachel Brown, Clinical Lead Pharmacist:, 07770730647