Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership
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KAMP are seeking two Clinical Pharmacists to optimise medicine usage across the practice by undertaking clinical medication reviews with patients, providing telephone advice for patients with medication queries, educating and supporting practice prescribers and auditing and improving practice prescribing procedures.
We are looking for someone who is eager to share their expertise, drive a culture of continuous learning to constantly improve our prescribing and put our patients first. If this sounds like you, we'd love you to join our expanding practice team.
Main duties of the job
You will be the medicines experts of the practice, working with our GPs, prescribing paramedics and nurses as well as our Dispensary to ensure medicines optimisation within our practice. Our PCN has a pharmacist working across 4 practices who can provide support and guidance.
You will achieve this through:
- clinical medication reviews with target patient groups including those with chronic conditions, residents of care homes or recently discharged from hospital
- annual medication reviews of those on repeat medication
- medicines reconciliation from hospital discharge summaries
- provision of telephone support service for patients
- improving practice prescribing procedures
- educating and supporting our prescribing practitioners
- implementing local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations, ensuring compliance with CQC standards as well as MHRA alerts and guidance
Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership is a 17,500 patient practice serving the towns of Marlborough and Pewsey in North East Wiltshire, and their surrounding rural environs. The practice is situated within the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; has a range of excellent local schools, and is close to the M4 and mainline railway services to London and the rest of the country.
We are a dispensing practice, supporting a number of residential care homes, including Learning Disability homes. The clinical team comprises 11 GPs, a dedicated team of triage nurses, paramedics, ANPs, practice nurses and HCAs.
We wish to recruit an enthusiastic, capable and highly motivated Clinical Pharmacist, under NHS England's latest supported recruitment programme. This is a great opportunity to join an experienced and enthusiastic clinical team who will support and encourage you to develop your skills. You would also receive protected CPD time, and support from a Wiltshire based Senior Clinical Pharmacist and a named GP partner within the practice.
28 February 2023
Depending on experience
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working
The post holder is a pharmacist, who acts within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of clinicians and associate staff in general practice. In this role they will be supported by a senior clinical pharmacist who will develop, manage and mentor them.
The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role. The post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.
The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patient in the GP practice.
The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.
The post holder will ensure that the practice integrates with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.
The post holder will be a nonmedical prescriber, or will be supported to develop their role to become a nonmedical prescriber.
For full details, please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.
- GPhC registered
- Qualified pharmacist
- High levels of IT literacy and numeracy are essential
- Good people skills
- The successful candidate will ideally be an independent prescriber. Experience in a clinical pharmacist role in a primary care setting would be an advantage, but is not a requirement.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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