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Clinical Pharmacist – Community & Mental Health Services

UK-Bradford | - £33k-£43k | Health Care

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Post Title: Clinical Pharmacist – Community & Mental Health Services

Post ref: 389-A-18-25636

Grade: BAND 7

Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 per annum

Department: PHARMACY

Location: Lynfield Mount Hospital, Heights Lane, Bradford

Hours:37.5 hours per week plus weekend, Bank Holiday and on call rotas

Brief Description of the Role:

In order to apply for this post you must be registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council

The Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the whole person, caring for their physical and mental health needs. The Trust has over 200 mental health beds, a range of community mental health teams as well as a variety of community health services. In addition to supporting BDCFT patients, the department at Lynfield Mount Hospital also provides pharmacy services to the Intermediate Care Hospitals of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) Hospitals providing semi-acute care for the elderly as well as some palliative care and rehabilitation and local Hospices. The department is also responsible for the pharmaceutical supply to the various community clinics across the city.

We are looking to recruit additional staff to join our well-respected and established team. The post-holder will play a key role in the continuing development of the efficient and effective service, therefore good communication and organisational skills are essential.

Ongoing advances within the Care Trust provide fresh challenges and opportunities to further develop services, and collaborative working with the Acute Trust is encouraged.

Bradford is a busy and vibrant city located in the centre of the UK with good road, rail and air transport links. The city has a wide variety of leisure and shopping facilities including a recently opened major new shopping and leisure outlet in the city centre. Bradford and the surrounding area offer a good range of housing, high performing schools and specialist academies. The city is a short drive away from the famous Yorkshire Dales, home to some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK and offering excellent recreational activities such as cycling, walking and water sports. For those who like to enjoy a more relaxed leisure time, Saltaire, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to a collection of David Hockney’s work lies a short distance away.

Whilst experience in psychiatric pharmacy is desirable, it is not essential and future training and development would be arranged once in post.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced pharmacists with a Clinical Diploma or equivalent relevant experience.

For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact:

Jaspreet Sohal, Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Community & Mental Health Services on 01274 363177.

Or e-mail: ( Email address removed ).

We can offer staff gymnasiums, pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 17 February 2019 (this may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date: TBC

Directorate: Pharmacy

Appointing Officer: Kay Gartland, Pharmacy Administration Manager.

Tel: 01274 382661.E-mail: ( Email address removed )

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