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Area Pharmacist - Offender Health

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire Area
£48,526 - £54,619
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

Responsible for supporting the Directorate Pharmacist with delivering safe, high quality, person-centered medicines optimisation work programs and activities. Will work as part of a team to provide strategic oversight to raise standards for patients improving the safety, quality and cost effectiveness of prescribing – including management of clinical governance and risk in relation to medicines

Work as a clinical pharmacist and support the delivery of a comprehensive clinical pharmacy and medicines management service in specified offender health sites. This includes 
o    Clinical, professional advice and development of staff in Primary Care, Primary and Secondary Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services 
o    Medicines Use Review program lead
o    Population-focused interventions to improve efficiency and efficacy of treatments

Provide medicines management leadership through the supervision and development of prison pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy and healthcare staff

Provide professional leadership and strategic direction in developing local processes ensuring best evidence is utilized in driving improvements. Ensure all standards set out by the CQC and other regulatory bodies are met and exceeded

The post will require a regular presence on all sites within the cluster, with the role split between front line tasks and strategic project work

This post holder will be responsible for supporting and delivering a clinical pharmacy and medicines management service to all patients within the cluster

This post holder will collaborate on Directorate and Trust wide initiatives within Offender Health as part of a wider clinical team

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands. 

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences.  We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.  

Do you want to make a difference? 

 Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork? 

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.  Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day.  We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients.  We are NottsHC. 

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The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

The Directorate provides healthcare to 9 prisons. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.   

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

See attached job description for further details of the role.

Please do get in touch if you'd like to know more about who we are or what we do. We'd love to talk with you!

We are a passionate team  .We pride ourselves on our individual patient focus and working closely with patients to optimise their medicines and facilitate their recovery.

Support to develop any extra skills you may require in this specialised area will be provided. We actively support our staff to engage with relevant educational opportunities, including formal postgraduate qualifications. 

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