An excellent opportunity for an experienced pharmacist with a passion for providing medicines information and advising NHS clinicians about medicines optimisation has arisen at AWP Mental Health Trust. This brand new role will primarily support mental health clinicians, GPs and pharmacists working in primary care in the BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG area. You will provide advice and expertise on the pharmacological management of a range of mental health conditions, alongside developing guidelines and training staff. The successful candidate will be involved in the set up of this new service, working closely with both the AWP senior pharmacy team, and the wider CCG and PCN teams.
AWP will support candidates who do not fully meet the essential education criteria of the role to access the training they need in order to do so. We can also provide development opportunities for candidates to be able to advance their careers within AWP and the NHS, e.g. leadership courses and
The role will be based at our Calne Pharmacy hub; however, some flexibility in day to day location is possible within the BSW geography. Travel to other AWP locations and primary care sites may be required for meetings and training. There will be a clinical pharmacy commitment proportionate to the role.
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. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
Please see attached job description and person specification for details about the main responsibilities of the post.
The AWP pharmacy service supplies medicines 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.
We operate a weekend and bank holiday pharmacy service from both dispensaries. This is approximately 1 in 10.
To support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in senior health and care roles, AWP is developing a positive action plan to ensure the widest and most diverse field of talent; so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people with a BAME background.
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.