Prisons services clinical pharmacist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Clinical Pharmacist, Band 7 Full time 37.5 hours per week

Pharmacy Department

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a mental health and community trust that provides a wide and growing range of services across the boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley. Due to the recent contract award from NHS England we will also be providing pharmacy services to the Kent and Medway prisons and the Dover Immigration Removal Centre.

If you have an interest in clinical Pharmacy and are looking for an opportunity to expand, this post could be for you. The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical services to HMP Elmley, a busy remand prison. As well as providing Responsible Pharmacist support to the dispensary. You will work in a small Pharmacy team, including Medicines Management technicians and Assistants, coordinating directly with the main Pharmacy at HMP Rochester. As an organisation, we believe in investing in our staff; we will support professional and clinical development initiatives.

The post-holder will be based at the dedicated sub-pharmacy department at HMP Elmley.

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacy department has a long history of innovation, with established prescribing guidelines, excellent relationships with medical staff, a strong culture of leading clinical audit and research projects and an excellent publication record. All these attributes we wish to extend to the prison pharmacy services.

We believe in supporting our staff to develop to their full potential.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

. We're Kind

. We're Fair

. We Listen

. We Care

Date posted

29 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£42,057 to £47,839 a year pa inc

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

277-4309042-ELMLEY-B

Job locations

HMP Elmley,

Church Rd, Eastchurch,

Sheerness,

ME12 4DZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. To organize on a weekly basis the pharmacy clinical service provision to the allocated prison(s), planning your work and the work of others.
  2. To work collaboratively and communicate effectively with Rochester pharmacy to manage work load
  3. To provide clinical services to the allocated prison(s).
  4. To ensure you personally have high standards of work, both clinical and dispensing and follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs) as directed by the Senior Prison Services Pharmacist.
  5. To work as a team with the pharmacy technician in the allocated cluster and to support this technician professionally when on site.
  6. To implement the prison formulary, in collaboration with primary care colleagues.
  7. To generate monthly reports on drug expenditure for the allocated cluster prisons and to advice the prescribers on areas for improvement and efficiencies.
  8. To provide clinical screening and final accuracy checks when working in the dispensary.
  9. To ensure all work is carried out in a timely manner to meet therequirements of the delivery service across the prisons.
  10. To help support technicians in organizing the workload whilst in the dispensary
  11. To work collaboratively with different healthcare providers i.e. primary care, IDTS, mental health

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. To organize on a weekly basis the pharmacy clinical service provision to the allocated prison(s), planning your work and the work of others.
  2. To work collaboratively and communicate effectively with Rochester pharmacy to manage work load
  3. To provide clinical services to the allocated prison(s).
  4. To ensure you personally have high standards of work, both clinical and dispensing and follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs) as directed by the Senior Prison Services Pharmacist.
  5. To work as a team with the pharmacy technician in the allocated cluster and to support this technician professionally when on site.
  6. To implement the prison formulary, in collaboration with primary care colleagues.
  7. To generate monthly reports on drug expenditure for the allocated cluster prisons and to advice the prescribers on areas for improvement and efficiencies.
  8. To provide clinical screening and final accuracy checks when working in the dispensary.
  9. To ensure all work is carried out in a timely manner to meet therequirements of the delivery service across the prisons.
  10. To help support technicians in organizing the workload whilst in the dispensary
  11. To work collaboratively with different healthcare providers i.e. primary care, IDTS, mental health

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters Degree of Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of GB (GPhC)
  • Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent (or working towards)

Desirable

  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Previous prison/hospital/community pharmacy experience in the UK
  • Experience of providing clinical pharmacy services
  • At least 2 years experience post registration of providing clinical services within prisons or hospitals

Desirable

  • Experience of providing clinical services to mental health or substance misuse patients

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Recent clinical pharmacy practice in a hospital or prison setting
  • Experience of working in a busy dispensary
  • Ability to use (or learn to use) computer packages including JAC and Microsoft

Desirable

  • Ability to analyse and use clinical evidence and apply it appropriately in different contexts
Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters Degree of Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of GB (GPhC)
  • Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent (or working towards)

Desirable

  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Previous prison/hospital/community pharmacy experience in the UK
  • Experience of providing clinical pharmacy services
  • At least 2 years experience post registration of providing clinical services within prisons or hospitals

Desirable

  • Experience of providing clinical services to mental health or substance misuse patients

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Recent clinical pharmacy practice in a hospital or prison setting
  • Experience of working in a busy dispensary
  • Ability to use (or learn to use) computer packages including JAC and Microsoft

Desirable

  • Ability to analyse and use clinical evidence and apply it appropriately in different contexts

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Elmley,

Church Rd, Eastchurch,

Sheerness,

ME12 4DZ


Employer's website

http://oxleas.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Elmley,

Church Rd, Eastchurch,

Sheerness,

ME12 4DZ


Employer's website

http://oxleas.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Kent Prisons Lead Pharmacist

Sharon Seehra

sharon.seehra@nhs.net

01634803103

Date posted

29 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£42,057 to £47,839 a year pa inc

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

277-4309042-ELMLEY-B

Job locations

HMP Elmley,

Church Rd, Eastchurch,

Sheerness,

ME12 4DZ


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