Clinical Prison Pharmacist - Band 7

Location Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Job type Contract
Salary £26 - 27 per hour
Contact Billy Clark
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Reference 165005

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 7 Clinical Prison Pharmacist to work full-time based in Wandsworth.

The pay rate for this locum Clinical Prison Pharmacist job is £26 - £27 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 12-month contract.

Shift Pattern:

  • 37.5 hours (Monday - Friday)


  • Act as Clinical Discharge Pharmacist, rotational with Clinical Pharmacist for Repeat prescribing and MURs

  • Provide Medicines Management Service for prisoners upon release and transfer and to assist in Medicines Reconciliation at reception

  • Reconcile medicines at reception and upon discharge from hospital; identify, rectify unexplained changes and manage these changes with and without referring to the GP as appropriate

  • Produce a post-release medication care plan as required, to be relayed to community GP and Community Pharmacist or healthcare centre of prison if the patient is transferred to it

  • Liaise with the community Pharmacy to ensure patients receive the medication they need, post discharge

  • Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medication supply to high risk groups of patients e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or other disabilities that may have implications for medicines optimisation

  • Work in partnership with hospital colleagues to proactively manage patients at high risk of medicine related problems, if they are under the care of such

  • Identify cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines through pre-emptive, targeted SystmOne search

  • Review the use of medicines most commonly associated with hospital admissions and re-admissions through audit and individual patient reviews

  • Assist the clinical Pharmacist for Repeat prescribing and MURs as needed

  • Devise and implement SystmOne computer searches to identify cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines

  • Devise and implement SystmOne searches to identify cohorts of patients most likely to be at risk of unplanned admission/readmission to hospital from medicines

  • Provide leadership to the Head of Healthcare and Clinicians to ensure that practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved

  • Contribute to public health campaigns, including flu vaccinations and adult immunisation programmes using specialist knowledge on immunisation

Requirements of the Clinical Prison Pharmacist:

  • Masters Degree of Pharmacy or equivalent

  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of GB (GPhC)

  • Willing to undertake an advanced DBS check and a prison security check (level 2)

  • Be familiar with the Trusts infection control policies, and national guidance in relation to infection control

  • Be aware of the responsibility placed on them by the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe condition for employees, patients and visitors

  • Be familiar with guidance on Child Protection/Safeguarding Children from their own Professional organisations; the trust and the London Safeguarding Children Procedures

  • Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy/Mental Health or equivalent (or working towards)

  • Evidence of CPD

  • A member of or working towards Faculty Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

  • Registered Independent Pharmacist Prescriber

  • Previous prison/hospital/community pharmacy experience in the UK

  • Experience of providing clinical pharmacy services

  • Experience of providing clinical services within prisons or equivalent

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

  • Experience of risk management

  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary groups and providing prescribing advice

  • Experience of writing guidelines, policies and standard operating procedures

  • Experience of undertaking patient medication histories and medication reviews

  • Evidence of activity in research and audit

  • Recent clinical pharmacy practice in a GP practice or prison setting

  • Sound clinical skills at diploma level

  • Demonstrates and appropriate level of clinical reasoning and judgment

  • Computer literate: Word Processing and Spreadsheet skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, of complex clinical and drug information

  • Ability to use own initiative

  • Prioritise and plan own work effectively and be able to motivate and direct activities of others

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

  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills, particularly with senior pharmacy and medical staff

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines

  • Able to work to written procedures

  • Familiarity with SystmOne computer programs

  • Critical appraisal skills

  • Ability to sustain concentration over long periods

  • Work effectively independently and as a team member

  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision

  • Ability to resolve conflict

  • Self motivated and task focused

  • Good time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Committed to self and service development

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Trustworthy

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive pharmacy knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support

  • In house payroll system

  • Revalidation

  • Industry-leading shift booking system

  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Clinical Prison Pharmacist job is advertised by Billy Clark; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.