Practice Pharmacist

Pembroke Medical Group

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Job summary

To facilitate and participate in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective and evidence based use of medicines within primary care.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

· Lead Practitioner

Main duties of the job

The clinical pharmacist will work as part of the surgery team and will include resolving day to day medicine issues, consulting with patients directly and helping with the management of long-term conditions (please see Job Description for further information).

About us

The Pembroke Medical Group is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced practice Pharmacist to join our friendly and supportive team. We have 26,500 patients and operate from modern purpose-built premises in the Preston area of Paignton in Devon with a smaller site in Torquay. We have a team of 26 GP’s, 3 Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, Occupational Therapists, Dietician, Physiotherapists and a large Nursing Team all supported by Management, Reception and Admin Teams.

Date posted

18 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A1873-051-2022

Job locations

266-268 Torquay Road

Paignton

Devon

TQ3 2EZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

1. MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT HEALTH AND ILLNESS

1.1, To develop, implement and maintain practice based pharmacy services covering the core and additional areas as defined within the NHS Devon CCG Practice Pharmacist service specification.

2.1, To provide face to face and telephone reviews for patients within defined therapy areas and clinical competence as agreed with the GP partners.

3.1, To provide prescribing support and advice to clinical staff within the surgery.

4.1, To provide prescription support, training and advice to non-clinical staff within the surgery.

5.1, To provide treatment advice and support to registered patients.

6.1, To facilitate effective transfer of patient-care from external organisations to surgery through the appropriate processing of medication related communications eg. hospital discharge letters, consultant clinic letters.

7.1, To undertake reviews of individual patients’ medication.

8.1, To make recommendations for improving patient care and safety, to GPs and other healthcare professionals involved in the patients’ care.

9.1, To utilise prescribing rights on an independent basis in the course of carrying out regular duties and responsibilities and within the pharmacists competence.

10.1, To aid in the evaluation, development and implementation of guidelines protocols and formularies within the surgery.

11.1, To appropriately inform GPs and other healthcare professionals of unnecessary drug expenditure and where this can be reduced without compromising patient care.

12.1, To contribute to the design and delivery of initiatives regarding the management of medicines within the practice. To be responsible for implementing these initiatives at practice level, monitoring changes made and ensuring that benefits are maintained in the future.

13.1, To identify areas of clinical risk at practice level and make recommendations to support the introduction of new working practices that will optimise the quality of prescribing and make more efficient use of practice resources.

14.1, To develop and maintain an effective network and working relationships with other members of the practice.

15.1, To participate in multidisciplinary clinical meetings within the practice.

16.1, To maintain own clinical and professional competence and be responsible for own Continuous Professional Development.

17.1, To participate in clinical and medication audit in priority areas, such as QOF, NICE guidance, NSFs and other agreed target areas.

18.1, To work in collaboration with individuals appointed in the CCG and other local practices on local priorities where this also will be of benefit to registered patients or has been agreed by the partners.

19.1, To assist in the medication reviews and care plans of patients on the unplanned admission register.

20.1, To develop ideas which would benefit the practice in the longer term – i.e. Research

21.1, To support and ensure formulary adherence.

22.1, To carry out monthly audits and feedback to partners at monthly meetings.

23.1, To monitor and help control year to date growth of prescribing spend, to ensure this remains below the national average of 5%.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT HEALTH AND ILLNESS

1.1, To develop, implement and maintain practice based pharmacy services covering the core and additional areas as defined within the NHS Devon CCG Practice Pharmacist service specification.

2.1, To provide face to face and telephone reviews for patients within defined therapy areas and clinical competence as agreed with the GP partners.

3.1, To provide prescribing support and advice to clinical staff within the surgery.

4.1, To provide prescription support, training and advice to non-clinical staff within the surgery.

5.1, To provide treatment advice and support to registered patients.

6.1, To facilitate effective transfer of patient-care from external organisations to surgery through the appropriate processing of medication related communications eg. hospital discharge letters, consultant clinic letters.

7.1, To undertake reviews of individual patients’ medication.

8.1, To make recommendations for improving patient care and safety, to GPs and other healthcare professionals involved in the patients’ care.

9.1, To utilise prescribing rights on an independent basis in the course of carrying out regular duties and responsibilities and within the pharmacists competence.

10.1, To aid in the evaluation, development and implementation of guidelines protocols and formularies within the surgery.

11.1, To appropriately inform GPs and other healthcare professionals of unnecessary drug expenditure and where this can be reduced without compromising patient care.

12.1, To contribute to the design and delivery of initiatives regarding the management of medicines within the practice. To be responsible for implementing these initiatives at practice level, monitoring changes made and ensuring that benefits are maintained in the future.

13.1, To identify areas of clinical risk at practice level and make recommendations to support the introduction of new working practices that will optimise the quality of prescribing and make more efficient use of practice resources.

14.1, To develop and maintain an effective network and working relationships with other members of the practice.

15.1, To participate in multidisciplinary clinical meetings within the practice.

16.1, To maintain own clinical and professional competence and be responsible for own Continuous Professional Development.

17.1, To participate in clinical and medication audit in priority areas, such as QOF, NICE guidance, NSFs and other agreed target areas.

18.1, To work in collaboration with individuals appointed in the CCG and other local practices on local priorities where this also will be of benefit to registered patients or has been agreed by the partners.

19.1, To assist in the medication reviews and care plans of patients on the unplanned admission register.

20.1, To develop ideas which would benefit the practice in the longer term – i.e. Research

21.1, To support and ensure formulary adherence.

22.1, To carry out monthly audits and feedback to partners at monthly meetings.

23.1, To monitor and help control year to date growth of prescribing spend, to ensure this remains below the national average of 5%.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years experience post-qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years experience post-qualification
  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine and healthcare
  • Good knowledge of service developments in medicines, prescribing, NHS policy and other relevant policy directives
  • A good understanding of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and timely and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and when to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Excellent understanding and implementation of legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct
  • Good understanding of patient cantered care and impact on care quality and outcomes.
  • Good understanding of patients role in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g. patients)
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, manage, monitor, advise and review clinical and general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Able to work under pressure and challenging situations to meet deadlines
  • Produce timely and informative reports
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of committees/ working groups
  • Drug information experience
  • Experience in writing complex and high quality reports
  • Experience in audit, research and analysis of highly complex information related to improving clinical quality
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Experience of independent patient consultation, review and recommendations/prescribing

Desirable

  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Experience of independent patient consultation, review and recommendations/prescribing

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Independent prescriber

Desirable

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years experience post-qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years experience post-qualification
  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine and healthcare
  • Good knowledge of service developments in medicines, prescribing, NHS policy and other relevant policy directives
  • A good understanding of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and timely and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and when to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Excellent understanding and implementation of legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct
  • Good understanding of patient cantered care and impact on care quality and outcomes.
  • Good understanding of patients role in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g. patients)
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, manage, monitor, advise and review clinical and general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Able to work under pressure and challenging situations to meet deadlines
  • Produce timely and informative reports
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of committees/ working groups
  • Drug information experience
  • Experience in writing complex and high quality reports
  • Experience in audit, research and analysis of highly complex information related to improving clinical quality
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Experience of independent patient consultation, review and recommendations/prescribing

Desirable

  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Experience of independent patient consultation, review and recommendations/prescribing

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Independent prescriber

Desirable

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

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

Pembroke Medical Group

Address

266-268 Torquay Road

Paignton

Devon

TQ3 2EZ


Employer's website

https://pembrokehousesurgery.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Pembroke Medical Group

Address

266-268 Torquay Road

Paignton

Devon

TQ3 2EZ


Employer's website

https://pembrokehousesurgery.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Yvonne Chadwick

yvonne.chadwick1@nhs.net

01803553558

Date posted

18 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A1873-051-2022

Job locations

266-268 Torquay Road

Paignton

Devon

TQ3 2EZ