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Band 8a Pharmacist

Job Description

Are you an experienced Pharmacist seeking a new challenge? Are you looking to join a friendly and dynamic team within the NHS?

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Pharmacist to work with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, providing support to a Medicines Management service in the Warrington area. This is a LOCUM opportunity for the duration of 12-weeks with the likelihood of extension. This is a full-time placement with 37.5 hours per week available. Part-time applications will be considered.

Job Purpose: Band 8a Pharmacist

Pay Rate: £35.00 LTD p/h + £250 WELCOME BONUS

Location: Hollins Park, Warrington

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30-17:00

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identification of appropriate cohorts of patients for medication review including patients on complex medication regimes and possibly unsafe high risk medication regimes;
  • Support individual patients to reduce medicines associated risk and support structured deprescribing of any medicines that are no longer deemed necessary for individual patients.
  • Undertake independent prescribing as appropriate for individual patients.
  • Participation in multidisciplinary team meetings or case conferences to identify medication problems and provide advice;
  • Conducting medication education sessions for patients and carers, either on a one-to-one or group basis;
  • Interpreting medicines information to provide advice for individual circumstances;
  • Giving prescribing advice to medical staff and non-medical prescribers especially when complex problems arise with medication combinations and doses;
  • Advising on medicines risk management issues such as the reduction of medication incidents and ensuring compliance with medicines legislation.


  • Registered with the GPhC
  • Accredited Master's Degree in Pharmacy


  • 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!