Junior Pharmacist

Affinity Care

The closing date is 12 August 2022

Job summary

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.

About us

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.

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A1863-22-0588

Job locations

Westcliffe Medical Practice

Westcliffe Rd

Shipley

West Yorkshire

BD18 3EE


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Master of Pharmacy Degree
  • GPhC registration

Desirable

  • Independent prescriber or working towards/intent of gaining independent prescribing qualification

Experience

Desirable

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience working as a pharmacist within general practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing

Desirable

  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence based healthcare.

Qualities/Attributes:

Essential

  • Able to obtain, analyse and interpret complex technical information.
  • Is able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
  • Good communication skills: written, verbal and listening
  • Ability to work with others to improve the service putting patient care first.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Trustworthy and an understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision.
  • Competent with the use of IT.

Desirable

  • Commitment to continuing professional development and training.
  • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/ motivate and gain agreement on course of action where there may be significant barriers

Other

Essential

  • Evidence of willingness to learn and develop
  • Values diversity and difference, treats people with equal respect
  • Enthusiastic, with energy and drive
  • Empathetic, caring and considerate
  • Professional and smart appearance
  • Willing to work flexible hours as necessary
  • Punctual
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Master of Pharmacy Degree
  • GPhC registration

Desirable

  • Independent prescriber or working towards/intent of gaining independent prescribing qualification

Experience

Desirable

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience working as a pharmacist within general practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing

Desirable

  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence based healthcare.

Qualities/Attributes:

Essential

  • Able to obtain, analyse and interpret complex technical information.
  • Is able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
  • Good communication skills: written, verbal and listening
  • Ability to work with others to improve the service putting patient care first.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Trustworthy and an understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision.
  • Competent with the use of IT.

Desirable

  • Commitment to continuing professional development and training.
  • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/ motivate and gain agreement on course of action where there may be significant barriers

Other

Essential

  • Evidence of willingness to learn and develop
  • Values diversity and difference, treats people with equal respect
  • Enthusiastic, with energy and drive
  • Empathetic, caring and considerate
  • Professional and smart appearance
  • Willing to work flexible hours as necessary
  • Punctual

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Affinity Care

Address

Westcliffe Medical Practice

Westcliffe Rd

Shipley

West Yorkshire

BD18 3EE


Employer's website

https://shipleymedicalpractice.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Affinity Care

Address

Westcliffe Medical Practice

Westcliffe Rd

Shipley

West Yorkshire

BD18 3EE


Employer's website

https://shipleymedicalpractice.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A1863-22-0588

Job locations

Westcliffe Medical Practice

Westcliffe Rd

Shipley

West Yorkshire

BD18 3EE