Network Clinical Pharmacist

Edge Hill Health Centre

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Job summary

Clinical Network Pharmacist - Picton Primary Care Network

Picton Primary Care Network are seeking to hire a Network Clinical Pharmacist to join our current team of 4 Pharmacists in delivering patient-facing services across our 5 GP practices. You will be responsible for the care management of patients with chronic diseases and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy. 

The Network provide a weekly tutorial that will develop your clinical skills and there are opportunities to be involved in projects to support our services covering Care Homes, Sexual Health and Mental Health to name a few. 

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.

Through structured medication reviews, you will support patients to take their medications to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote selfcare.

You will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients at the PCN’s practice(s) and to help in tackling inequalities.

About us

Picton Primary Care Network is made up of 5 GP practices; Edge Hill Health Centre, Sefton Park Medical Centre, Dunstan Village Group Practice, Earle Road Medical Centre and Picton Green Family Practice, consisting of approx. 35000 patients.

Our Network team consists of 4 Clinical Pharmacists, 1 Pharmacy technician, 2 Physician Associates, 1 Physio, 1 Advanced Practitioner (Mental Health), 1 Mental Health Practitioner, a Social Prescribing service, 2 Network admin staff, 1 Care Coordinator and a Network Manager. 

Picton Primary Care Network is recruiting this post under the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme.

To apply please submit your C.V. as requested. Your application should demonstrate your ability to undertake this role in line with the Job Description and Person Specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Picton Primary Care Network

Clinical Pharmacist - Job description

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas;

Be a prescriber, or completing/willing to complete training to become prescribers, and work with and alongside the general practice team;

Be responsible 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 co-morbidities (in particular frailty, COPD and asthma) and people with learning disabilities or autism (through STOMP – Stop Over Medication Programme);

Provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients at the PCN’s practice(s) and to help in tackling inequalities;

Provide leadership on person-centred medicines optimisation (including ensuring prescribers in the practice conserve antibiotics in line with local antimicrobial stewardship guidance) and quality improvement, contributing to the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services;

Through structured medication reviews, support patients to take their medications to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote selfcare;

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;

Develop relationships and work closely with other pharmacy professionals across PCNs and the wider health and social care system;

Take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols, clinical research with medicines, liaison with specialist pharmacists (including mental health and reduction of inappropriate antipsychotic use in people with learning difficulties), liaison with community pharmacists and anticoagulation; and

Be part of a professional clinical network and have access to appropriate clinical supervision.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in pharmacy MPharm

Desirable

  • Minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience

Experience

Essential

  • Masters degree in pharmacy MPharm.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Is enrolled in, or has qualified from, an approved 18-month training pathway or equivalent that equips the Clinical Pharmacist to:
  • be able to practice and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting for example, the CPPE Clinical Pharmacist training pathways;
  • Deliver the key responsibilities outlined in section the job description.
  • Completed/intention to enrol onto the CPPE Primary Care Pathway.
  • Minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience.
  • Good all-round clinical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Is able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review medication for patients in core areas, including long term conditions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with patients and outside agencies.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Willing and able to travel throughout the network practices.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within primary care.

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

Edge Hill Health Centre

Address

157 Edge Lane

Kensington

Liverpool

L7 2AB


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Samuel Thorley

samuel.thorley@livgp.nhs.uk

01512967955

Date posted

15 March 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A2992-22-9178

Job locations

157 Edge Lane

Kensington

Liverpool

L7 2AB


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