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We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, highly motivated Clinical Pharmacist who can work independently to join our team and contribute to developing our patient services.
The successful candidate will utilise their patient facing clinical practice and independent prescribing qualification to work alongside our established clinical team to support our medicines management team, manage patients with chronic disease and develop their skills in seeing and treating patients as part of our multidisciplinary team.
Duties will include the ability to evaluate treatment/interventions and provide care for patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems using clinical assessment skills in the Primary Care setting.
Main duties of the job
This role will work as part of the team to provide specialist advice to patients, and undertake full patient centered medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, particularly the elderly and those with multiple conditions.
Work in general practice will also involve medicines reconciliation, management of prescribing queries and acute medication issues following hospital discharges, and the development and implementation of safe systems for medication ordering and prescribing in the context of improving safety and reducing waste.
Participate in dealing with acute prescription requests and review of medications at transfer of care.
Advice on safety of medicines,quality improvements, participate in clinical audits and sharing learning events.
Leiston surgery is a friendly, innovative and well-organised surgery that is looking to recruit a Clinical Pharmacist to enhance their clinical team.
The doctors and staff aspire to provide traditional family medicine and the highest quality of care. The Leiston Surgery boasts a friendly and supportive atmosphere, creating a strong team spirit. The five GP partners all have special interests and actively encourage the clinical team to develop their own skills.
The Clinical Team currently consists Physician Associate, two Practice Nurses, four Health Care Assistants, a Paramedic Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Social Prescribing Team, Physiotherapists and a Mental Health Link Worker.
26 September 2022
£50,000 to £55,000 a year
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working, Compressed hours, Term time hours
The post holder will provide primary support to practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries and help support the repeat prescription system. They will deal with acute prescription requests and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care for patients. They will support the development and delivery of systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines.
You will have excellent IT skills and communication skills.
The post holder will be an independent prescriber and be able to consult with patients as well as be proficient in repeat prescribing systems. The postholder will also need to maintain a good knowledge of QOF, enhanced services, QIP and other developments in relation to General Medical Services Contract
Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and make recommendations on prescribing and monitoring
Promote self-management and develop patient support systems
Manage therapeutic drug monitoring system and recall of patients taking high risk drugs i.e. anticoagulants, anticonvulsants and DMARDs etc
Where appropriate and required, provide patient facing clinics and / or phone consultations for those with questions and concerns about their medicines in the practice
Monitor practice prescribing against national guidelines and formulary recommendations. Work with the primary care team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved
Deliver on and/or oversee relevant aspects of the PCN Directed Enhanced Service (DES) incuding SMR'S.
- Registration with the GPhC
- Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
- In depth clinical knowledge and understanding of evidence-based healthcare
- Understanding the nature of general practice and current pressures in primary care
- Understanding the nature of primary care prescribing and strategies to improve prescribing
- Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
- Ability to make informed clinical decisions and maintain accountability Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrate ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to both patients and healthcare professionals
- Understands the importance of medicines optimisation in the management of long-term conditions
- Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies when referral is appropriate
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Self-motivated Adaptable
- Flexible and willing to adapt
- General understanding of personalised care, well-being, community services and developments.
- Aware of NHS policies of confidentiality, safeguarding, lone working, information governance, and health and safety
- Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision as an individuals
- Is able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct
- Involves patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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