The closing date is 01 August 2021
Derwent Practice, on behalf of North Riding Community Health Network seek an enthusiastic, forward thinking Pharmacy Technician to work alongside our Clinical Pharmacists within our PCN.
Clinical Pharmacy is an exciting programme of transformation to develop a new model of care which integrates pharmaceutical skills into general practice, to optimise patient care.
This role will:
lead improvements to maximise safe, cost effective best practice in prescribing,
support structured medication reviews
improve repeat prescribing processes, including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering
minimising clinical risk and aiming to reduce wasted medicines.
encourage the development of better understanding of the principles of medicines optimisation throughout the practice teams and promoting good practice in line with therapeutic developments
assist the PCN in achieving national requirements, NICE implementation and utilisation of medicines optimisation initiatives
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be based in a local cluster of General Practices as part of North Riding Community Health Network.
They will be dedicated, reliable and person-focussed and enjoy working with a wide range of people.
They will have good written and verbal communication skills and strong organisational and time management skills.
They will be highly motivated and proactive with a flexible attitude, keen to work and learn as part of a team and committed to providing high quality care.
North Riding Community Health Network is located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and our surrounding area includes the Howardian Hills an area of outstanding national beauty, white sandy beaches of the Yorkshire Coast and picturesque views of the Wolds not forgetting the market town of Malton, Yorkshires famously renowned foodie destination.
This is a picturesque tranquil area within easy reach of York and excellent road and rail links to major cities. The area offers affordable housing and an abundance of outdoor activities.
Our PCN has a combined list size of 39,000 patients, each member practice has a CQC rating of good in all areas and 3 out of the 4 practices are dispensing practices.
If you are interested in joining the team we would love to hear from you.
For further information please contact Alice Leckenby, Assistant Practice Manager on 01653 602181 or email email@example.com
- Support the role of PCN Clinical Pharmacists in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services
- Perform medicines improvement work to maximise safe, cost-effective best practice in prescribing under the supervision of the GP or Clinical Pharmacist
- Support the Clinical Pharmacists in Structured Medication Reviews (e.g. organise necessary monitoring tests before SMR)
- Assist Clinical Pharmacists with any searches, data collection & medicine safety tasks
- Assist with medication safety monitoring systems (e.g. high-risk drugs)
- Undertake patient-supporting roles to ensure effective medicines use and adherence through shared decision-making.
- Carry out medicines optimisation tasks including effective medicine administration (e.g. reviewing inhaler technique), supporting medication reviews and medicines reconciliation post-discharge and other transfers of care and synchronising medicines for patient transfers between care settings and linking with local community pharmacists.
- Assist in the development of information and communications materials for both patients and staff.
- Support initiatives for antimicrobial stewardship to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing working alongside the CCG.
- Provide support in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols and liaising with specialist pharmacists for more complex patients.
- Liaise with clinicians and administrative staff to resolve medicine-related queries.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details.
Knowledge and evidence of:
Skills and abilites
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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09 July 2021
£24,907 to £28,086 a year
Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working