Network Clinical Pharmacist
Edge Hill Health Centre
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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.
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.
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.
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).
Edge Hill Health Centre
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15 March 2022