Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Mental Health/Community Services

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
We have a great opportunity for an experienced pharmacist to join our MHICS team to support people suffering significant mental illness. The MHICS teams work in close collaboration with GPs / PCNs and community services to help people access appropriate services.  
You will utilise your advanced clinical skills to improve the health of patients with significant mental illness in primary care, provide expert advice on complex mental health disease management, review patient medication to address polypharmacy and be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team. Candidates must have good organisational skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of healthcare professionals and other stakeholders including patients, families and carers. 
The role is based across 17 PCNS in Berkshire West with a time commitment of 0.1 WTE for each PCN. We are looking to recruit at least 2 pharmacists (full time, part time, job share) to cover the 17 PCNs.
  • To provide expert pharmaceutical advice on management of significant mental illness to GPs and support interventions to improve physical health where appropriate.
  • To lead on providing specialist mental health medicines information and medicines optimisation support to health care professionals working in primary care network to help achieve the objectives of supporting people with significant mental illness to receive optimal care with medicines in primary care
  • Carry out clinical audit and improvement projects for high risk medicines such as lithium prescribing, compliance with the valproate ‘Prevent’ programme, benzodiazepine prescribing / deprescribing
  • To undertake medication reviews for primary care service users requiring specialist mental health input for appropriate pharmaceutical interventions including reviewing psychotropic medication initiated in secondary mental health care settings, physical health monitoring in line with national guidance
  • To work closely with relevant community mental health teams, inpatient specialist clinical pharmacists and MHICS pharmacists in other PCNs to ensure seamless pharmaceutical care is provided throughout each patient’s journey through the various services
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.
We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.
Our Values At Berkshire Healthcare
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions
We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.
Benefits Of Working For Us Include
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites
For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Elizabeth Francis Job title: Deputy Chief Pharmacist Email address: Telephone number: 0118 960 5076

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Current Openings: 0

We provide secondary care to people living in Berkshire who are experiencing physical and mental health problems. Secondary care means that our services are more specialised than those offered by a GP. A GP's care is called primary care. Our services are purchased on behalf of the population of Berkshire by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) of which there are seven in Berkshire (Bracknell and Ascot, Newbury and District, North and West Reading, Slough, South Reading Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead, Wokingham), the NHS National Commissioning Board Specialised Commissioning Board , other NHS organisations, Local Authorities, Schools and Colleges and individual patients. We are a provider of community based health services across Berkshire. Delivering care to people of all age groups aimed at helping them stay healthy and if unwell suffer the least disruption to their lives possible. Most secondary care services are based within the local community, so that people can receive treatment in an environment they're used to. Many people are supported in their own homes. This means that people can continue to lead active lives in the community while receiving the support they need for their mental health. We organise our services into six main local areas. • Newbury • Reading • Wokingham • Bracknell • Slough • Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead
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