Community Mental Health Pharmacist

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£55,903 – £61,996 a year
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We are excited to announce an opportunity to work within a novel pharmacy role within community mental health care. This role has been developed as part of East London Foundation NHS Trusts ambitious Community Transformation Programme, developed to redesign and improve the way mental health care services are delivered for our population. The post-holder will work within various teams of healthcare professionals embedded within newly formed mental health neighbourhood teams across Hackney working to support service users in new models of care, with an aim to support medicines optimisation and safety. The post-holder will be responsible for delivering medicines consultations with service users, provision of psychotropic medicines information and performing medication reviews. The post-holder will contribute towards projects revolving around psychotropic medicines to improve patient care and safety and deliver education and training for primary care colleagues to increase knowledge and confidence around psychotropic medications. There will be opportunities for non-medical prescribing. As this is a newly developed role, we are open to hearing your ideas and piloting these using quality improvement methodology. We are looking for an experienced mental health pharmacist who can display innovation and generate ideas to extend the boundaries of the pharmacy profession, with a passion for improving the quality of, and access to mental health care in the community setting. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations