The closing date is 12 August 2022
Summary of terms, conditions, benefits:
- Salary up to £45,500 FTE dependent on experience
- Competitive annual leave entitlement
- Plus Birthday Holiday
- NHS Pension Scheme
You will be supported by a senior clinical pharmacist who will develop, manage, and mentor you.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right individual to join our well-established pharmacy team within Affinity Care, consisting of 9 experienced pharmacists and 3 pharmacy technician. Are you passionate about patients and optimising their treatment? We are seeking a self-motivated and forward thinking pharmacist to work across our network providing dedicated support to general practice and our local population. This is a varied role dealing with anything from long term conditions to same day medical issues. The individual must be proactive and have a passion for improving lives and healthcare ensuring patient safety. We are looking for someone with the motivation and flexibility to help develop the services as the team evolves to meet the needs of the population.
Main duties of the job
You will work as part of a multi- disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using your expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas
You will be a prescriber, or training to become a prescriber. You will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic diseases and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes , those with multiple long term conditions.
We believe in clinically led, family orientated health care, protecting and harnessing the identity of each practice within a robust support structure, ensuring the sustainability and continued development of all.
Our ethos is to provide, and evidence high quality, patient focused care based on the model of GP-led family orientated general practice tailored to local population needs.
This is a great environment in which to develop, build your experience whilst shaping the way we deliver care to our patients.
- You will work as part of a multi- disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using your expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas
- You will be a prescriber, or open to training to become a prescriber. You will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic diseases and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes , those with multiple long term conditions.
- You will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines while helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients in the network and help in tackling inequalities
- You will work to improve communication about medication-related issues between the practice and other care providers
- You will develop relationships and work closes with other pharmacy professionals across PCNs and the wider health and social care system
- To lead on implementation of safe and efficient repeat prescribing systems
- You will take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols, clinical research with medicines, liaison with specialist pharmacists, community pharmacists and anticoagulation
- You will be part of a professional clinical network and will have access to appropriate clinical supervision as outlined in the Network Contract DES guidance
- Through structured medication reviews, clinical pharmacists will support patients to take their medications to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote self-care.
- Clinical pharmacists will have a leadership role in supporting further integration of general practice with the wider healthcare teams (including community and hospital pharmacy) to help improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage general practice workload. The role has the potential to significantly improve quality of care and safety of patients
- They will develop relationships and work closely with other pharmacists across networks and the wider health care system
Health and Safety/Risk Management
The jobholder must comply at all times with the practices Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the practices Risk Incident Reporting System.
Equality and Diversity
The jobholder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
Patient Confidentiality and Ensuring Dignity and Respect of Patients
The jobholder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role. This includes written and verbally communicated information. The job holder should at all times treat patients with dignity and respect and actively seek to assure an environment that facilitates this.
Communication & Working Relationships
To be responsible for ones own behaviour to effectively create a working environment that has a good team spirit, is professional in orientation and has mutual respect amongst colleagues. Establishing and maintaining effective communication and constructive input to areas of service development and systems re-design.
Special working conditions
- You may also be asked from time to time to be flexible in your working hours as per the needs of the practice.
- You will be required to wear a uniform.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1994
Because of the nature of the work, this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1994 (Exceptions) Order 1995. Applicants for posts are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are spent under the provisions of the Act and in the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in disciplinary action or dismissal by the Trust. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to an applicant of a position to which the order applies.
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).