An excellent opportunity for an experienced pharmacist with a passion for improving the lives of those suffering with mental health conditions has arisen at AWP Mental Health Trust. This role requires a dynamic, enthusiastic pharmacist with good communication skills, in order to manage one of AWPs largest localities. The role involves working with healthcare professionals across the Bristol area including nurses, doctors and allied health professionals within the inpatient and community mental health teams, local acute trusts as well as colleagues in primary care. The role will focus on improving the clinical pharmacy service within the Bristol locality, securing better outcomes and quality of life for our patients. The post holder will also work closely with the other Locality Lead pharmacists, the Lead technicians and the senior pharmacy leadership to develop and deliver the Medicines Optimisation agenda and AWPs trust values.
The role will be based at our Callington Road Hospital site; however there could be the need to travel to other sites.
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community.
The AWP pharmacy service supplies medication and provides clinical support to wards and teams across our core catchment area. We have two dispensaries: We have two dispensaries: one in Calne (Wiltshire) and one at Callington Road Hospital (Bristol). As well as managing the medicines supply chain in the trust, we support the safe and effective use of medicines throughout the organisation through our clinical work, enquiry answering, medicines governance activity and many other roles. The team are friendly, dynamic and evolving, with aspirations to improve patient care across the AWP geography. Support from other experienced mental health pharmacists and technicians is always available.
We operate a weekend and bank holiday pharmacy service from both dispensaries. This is approximately 1 in 10.
Please see attached job description and person specification for details about the main responsibilities of the post.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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