Maple View Medical Practice
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The opportunity to introduce additional roles to complement the existing primary care workforce has been embraced with recent recruitment resulting in the appointments of a combination of roles joining the Additional Roles Team Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Associates and FCPs. The introduction of these roles is viewed a pivotal one in securing a sustainable future for primary care and to improve outcomes for patients. If you are the right candidate, you will be proactive and motivated and have the vision to understand the unique and exciting opportunity presenting in the introduction of new roles to complement existing primary care services. You'll be excited at the prospect of being able to make an enjoyable and rewarding difference, helping define and deliver a new role with the introduction of the Pharmacy Technician.
Main duties of the job
This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated health care professional with a passion for patient care to help create a new vision. You will play a vital role in the development and delivery of a sustainable, patient centric, culture of care within a thriving skilled clinical workforce, shaping the future of primary care across Kingfisher PCN.
Kingfisher Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration between 6 GP practices in Redditch Town with a shared population of 58,955. The practices across Kingfisher PCN have a shared ambition to innovate general practice and build a sustainable model for general practice for the future. Kingfisher PCN practices have a mature relationship and a proven track record of effectively working together.
Your role will champion the ethos of gold standard of care for all, embracing multi disciplinary teamwork and new ways of working.
The Pharmacy Technician will support the wider Pharmacy Team and the GPs across the PCN in the medicines optimisation agenda. Medicines optimisation is an approach that seeks to maximise the beneficial clinical outcomes for patients from medicines with an emphasis on safety, governance, professional collaboration and patient engagement. Medicines optimisation is a key focus for PCNs in Redditch. The core central themes moving forward are based upon supporting the PCNs collaboratively to:
- Integrate care around the patient;
- Design, Implement and facilitate clinically led medicine optimisation services;
- Improve productivity and the affordability of services;
- Advise, engage and train (where appropriate) health care professionals;
- Improve patient safety and reducing risk;
- Empowering patients through patient education and engagement;
- Deliver improved patient outcomes.
- To provide technical assistance and administrative support, working with the PCN Clinical Pharmacists, Practice Pharmacists and GP practices to implement and maintain high quality, cost effective changes in prescribing patterns and trends and reducing medicine related risk to patients.
- To act as key contact where appropriate, for the PCN to effectively implement or facilitate medicines management initiatives.
- To undertake appropriate medicine optimisation activities that may include audit with GP practices as directed by the Clinical Director.
- To implement any changes following the activities above. To communicate those changes to patients and/or healthcare professionals where necessary and appropriate.
- To assess prescribing within practices, highlight areas for change and implement or facilitate those changes where necessary.
- To provide information and answer medicines management queries from healthcare professionals and members of the public.
- To provide training for practice staff which may include clinical systems and audits in response to individual practice needs where required.
- To monitor prescribing using available tools including EMIS, epact.net and produce reports and feedback for practices
- Produce and distribute practice support material to assist in the implementation of any local/national targets set
- To work with practices, community pharmacies and other primary, secondary and community services in order to improve/develop appropriate medicine optimisation services.
- To support the implementation of the medicines optimisation strategy through the provision of clinical, administrative and technical expertise.
- To facilitate the provision of prescribing support to GPs and practice staff to deliver effective medicines optimisation through the implementation and maintenance of high-quality, cost effective prescribing.
- To provide relevant medicines information and advice to health professionals, CCG staff, patients and carers, including education and training as required.
- Committed to CPD ensuring regular updating of clinical knowledge by self-directed learning and attendance at appropriate courses.
Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working
Management and Administrative Experience
Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).