ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.
ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and we have the best staff engagement score in the country according to the national NHS staff survey results for 2014. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.
We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.
Geographic areas our services cover
ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.
In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.
The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed pharmacist to join our mental health pharmacy team. The right candidate will be someone looking to learn in the exciting environment of a hospital pharmacy and be someone wanting to begin to forge their career in the specialty of mental health. You will need to be passionate about wanting to support patients and their families through their recovery process and about managing medicines with your multidisciplinary team.
The Trust serves a diverse area namely: Bedfordshire, Luton and East London (Newham, City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets). The areas served by the Trust are the most culturally diverse and deprived areas in England and therefore provide significant challenges for the provision of mental health services. Our dynamic and creative pharmacy team provides pharmacy services to a wide range of community and inpatient service users from children and young people to adults of working age, older adults and forensic patients. We provide a broad range of clinical pharmacy services to our inpatient wards and are supported by trained medicines management technicians.
The successful candidate will provide support to the medicines management technicians, provide a link pharmacist service to the inpatient wards, provide a clinical pharmacy service to selected inpatient wards in either acute adult mental health or forensic mental health and work with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective service to mental health patients in ELFT. They will have a particular role in medicines reconciliation and the discharge process and in providing patients with choice and information on their medicines.
Your supporting statement must start with ‘Three reasons to shortlist me’ and in no less than 300 words give those reasons. If this section is not included you will not be considered for shortlisting.
The Trust is receiving a high volume of applications, therefore it is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible. All adverts will close once we receive 50 applications. Off line applications will be not accepted.
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If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as a offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews
As part of our commitment to improving working lives, we have a range of innovative work-life balance policies and applications are welcome from people interested in working flexibly. Committed to equal opportunities we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our service users including those with mental health problems.
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All posts that involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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