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Job Description

Are you a Clinical Pharmacist seeking a new LOCUM challenge? Do you have previous experience working in a mental health setting?

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8a Clinical Pharmacist for a LOCUM contract supporting Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The successful applicant will be instrumental in enhancing patient care through their contributions to the medicines management service

Job Purpose: Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Pay Rate: £35.00 LTD p/h + £250 SCS Sign-Up Bonus

Location: Kettering

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

Contract: 37.5 hours per week (less will be considered)

This role entails active involvement in medicines management initiatives on specific wards/teams, ensuring smooth medication procedures including patient's own drugs, self-administration, reconciliation, and supply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services to mental health wards
  • Conduct clinical validation of medication charts to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of prescriptions.
  • Perform medicines reconciliation to verify and document patients' medication histories.
  • Offer expert advice and support to patients and healthcare professionals on the safe and effective use of medications.
  • Support audit activities, including the collection and analysis of data to improve clinical practices and patient outcomes.
  • Participate in the review and development of guidelines and policies to ensure best practices in medication management.
  • Deliver clinical pharmacy services to community hospitals and hospices as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and use of the SystmOne electronic patient record system


  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or equivalent qualification recognised by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Registration as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

The benefits of Service Care Solutions:

  • 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.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

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.

  • Up to £750 Referral Bonus - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you up to £750.