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Mental Health Pharmacist

  • Job reference: ELBB8
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Adults, Adults
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Job description: INCREASED RATES FOR A BAND 7 PHARMACIST TO WORK WITHIN AN NHS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE IN EITHER BASILDON, CHELMSFORD OR COLCHESTER!

*£150 SIGN UP BONUS!*

Applicant must be a car driver as you will be out in the community.

*Do you know someone who would be interested in this role? We offer a £250 referral bonus per successful candidate that is referred*

Temporary pay rate: £34ph ltd

Hours and length of contract:
*Full time Monday - Friday 09:00 -17:30pm
*The manager is looking for the position to be filled ASAP with an initial 3-month contract length (likelihood of extension)
Daily Duties:
You will work as a specialist mental health clinical pharmacist to support the medicines-related care of patients suffering from mental health difficulties as an active member of specific wards to support the safe and effective use of medicines.

Daily duties will include:
*Ensuring safe and appropriate use of medicines in order to maximise benefits and minimise risk to patients - regular review of prescriptions, identification of drug interactions and adverse effects, advice on clinical monitoring, compliance with legislation
*Provide a clinical pharmacy service to assigned wards, outlying mental health units and/or to teams caring for outpatients
oReview prescriptions for accuracy and legality and liaise with prescribers about actual or potential problems
oLiaise with the dispensary when required, to facilitate safe, secure and effective dispensing and medicine supply
oFacilitate the effective outcome of treatment with medicines
oMonitor patients for potential and actual adverse effects of their medicines
oEnsure that patients understand the purpose of the medicines
oSupport the planning of patient discharge with respect to medication
*Make appropriate referrals to other members of the multidisciplinary team
*Advise medical and nursing staff on the actions, properties and the safe, cost effective use of drugs
*Ensure adherence to the requirements of the relevant clozapine patient monitoring service.
*To assist with the development and provision of clinical pharmacy services to CMHTs and other community mental health services.

Person specification:
The applicant must be DBS cleared and have previous experience in the field.

The benefits of Service Care Solutions:
-Weekly pay
-£250 training allowance
-Competitive pay rates
-Exceptional referral bonuses
-Specialist consultants offering single point of contact
-Full enhanced quick track DBS check provided free of charge
-Uniform provided

If you are interested in this role then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to emma.leck@servicecare.org.uk