Brownlow Group Practice
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Network Pharmacist to join Central Liverpool PCN's expanding prescribing team. You will be working with the Senior PCN Pharmacists and PCN Pharmacy Team in delivering the Medicines Management Work Plan for your allocated practice(s) in addition to directing and advising on medicines management issues in general.
You will become an integral part of your named practice team(s) and to undertake those clinical and administrative duties as determined by shared agreement with the Senior PCN Pharmacists and Lead GP.
Duties include to initiating and completing structured medication reviews, support with repeat prescribing, medicines reconciliation and prescribing related audits. To promote high quality, safe and cost-effective prescribing as informed by evidence-based practice and national and local guidance etc. To ensure prescribing conforms to relevant legislation.
You will work with the PCN Pharmacy Team and GP practice teams in order to support achievement of the Impact and Investment Targets, Direct Enhanced Contract and Quality and Outcomes Framework, and respond in a timely manner to medicines safety advice eg from the Medicines and Healthcare products Related Agency (MHRA)
Although not required by law we strongly recommend that all staff have received all Covid vaccinations.
Extended access will form part of your contracted hours.
Main duties of the job
To work with the PCN Pharmacy Team to improve the quality, effectiveness and safety of prescribing across the PCN. To contribute to achieving the PCN Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) targets and the Direct Enhanced Service contract (DES)
This role will involve working across and supporting the following Central Liverpool Primary Care Network sites:
Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place, Brownlow Health @ Ropewalks, Brownlow Health @ Kensington Park, Brownlow Health @ Princes Park, Brownlow Health @ Marybone Vauxhall Health Centre, St James Health Centre, Abercromby Family Practice, Dingle Park Practice, The Elms Medical Centre.
Brownlow prides itself on being an exceptional employer with a dedicated staff wellbeing team offering numerous staff benefits and incentives including protected study leave with financial allowance. You will receive a 6-month mentorship/induction package and following this will have the option for some home working should you wish to if appropriate for your role.
Brownlow is an organisation committed to equality and diversity, and we strive for our workforce to be representative and inclusive of the complex and diverse community which we are proud to serve. With this commitment in mind, we actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from: individuals with linguistic diversity, members of the LGBTQ+ community; members of black, minority ethnic, and minority faith groups; and from those who are disabled and / or neurodiverse. We are mindful that we may not always be aware of structural and systemic factors, which might discourage or prevent certain minority groups and marginalised populations from applying to join our team. If you are aware that any such barriers do exist, please let us know so that we can work to overcome and dismantle these.
- To work as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), to provide advice and support on all prescribing issues. When clinically appropriate, to implement and action changes to the patients medical prescribing record as directed by primary, secondary or community care; working at all times within professional limits.
- To influence the prescribing behaviour of all members of the Practice MDT including GPs and practice nurses.
- Liaise with health professionals in secondary care on interface medicines management issues.
- Ensure prescribing and administration of medicines and disposal of medicinal waste follows appropriate legislation and health and safety policies.Please see attached job description for more information on the role and responsibilities.
Please see attached job description for more information on the role and responsibilities.
Skills, Knowledge and abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).