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Band 8a Clinical Pharmacist

Job Description

Are you a Clinical Pharmacist seeking a new challenge? Have you got experience working within a Prison, Hospital or Community Setting?

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8a Clinical Pharmacist to support Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to provide medicines optimisation services and support the GPs and dispensary/ Pharmacy team at HMP Channing's Wood/ HMP Dartmoor. This is a LOCUM opportunity with a Prison setting, for a minimum of 3 months with likely extension.

Job Purpose: Band 8a Pharmacist
Pay Rate: £47.21 PAYE p/h + £250 WELCOME BONUS
Location: HMP Channing's Wood
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 07:30-17:30 (flexible)

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support patients with their medicine queries and concerns.
  • To undertake medication review clinics.
  • To stratify risk with high-risk medicines and work to reduce such risk for patients.
  • As part of the health and well being team:
    • Identify patients at risk of admission to hospital and work to manage medicine-related risk for these patients.
    • Implement improvements to patient's medicines for LTCs, including de-prescribing and run LTC clinics where medicines are a large component of care.
  • Develop and manage new services that are built around new medicines or NICE guidance.
  • To provide leadership to ensure practice within healthcare is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.
  • Working with the Specialist Prison Services Pharmacist, develop and enforce the formulary.
  • Support the audit process in line with Oxleas NHSFT audit programme including and disseminate findings appropriately to improve prescribing practice.


  • Master's degree of Pharmacy of equivalent
  • Registered with the GPhC
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Previous Prison/Hospital/Community Pharmacy experience in the UK


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard-work!

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.
  • £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of 150 hours in your new placement.
  • £250 Referral Bonus - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you £250. That's £1000 if you refer 4 friends - easy money whilst helping out your friends and family!