Priory Medical Group
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity as a Clinical Pharmacist in Primary Care? Are you an independent prescriber? Do you have other commitments outside of work so looking for more flexibility with your hours? Does working a portion of your hours from home appeal to you?
Come and join our experienced prescribing team comprised of 8prescribing Clinical Pharmacists, 1 Pharmacy Technician and 5 Prescription Administrators. Our key aim is to provide our Pharmacists with clinical variety and opportunities for development and progression within this innovative PCN.
Each pharmacist has been offered the opportunity to develop intoChronic disease management and specialist areas, including:
If you have an interest in education, we are also involved in training pharmacist students from the hospital and community, currently hosting 2 Pharmacist Students.
Main duties of the job
Our priory CARE access model utilises an AI tool to ensure our patients can access us in a variety of ways which allows both the pharmacists and prescription admin teams to manage patients' requests and needs more efficiently and effectively.
The Clinical Pharmacists provide both routine clinics and specialist clinics across their working week, this is supported by a Clinical Pharmacist CPPE trainer lead and two GP partners with an interest in Workforce transformation.
Within their routine clinics, the clinical pharmacy team provide a combination of Routine Medication Reviews, Acute Prescription requests and Urgent Same Day Queries. The aim being that there is limited hidden work and a complete transparency of daily work load shared between the pharmacists.
There are opportunities for diverse PCN audit work which benefits patient care for which there is protected time created to oversee this.
Each clinical pharmacist is aligned to a specific Priory Medical Group Care Home for which they have protected time and regular interaction with, enabling optimisation of medicine management for this Frail cohort. All our pharmacists have been supported in Frailty training.
Each pharmacist at Priory Medical Group is given an opportunity to develop and be trained in a chronic disease area of interest, benefiting both patients and professional development.
Priory Medical Group (PMG) provides a broad range of NHS and private clinical services covering the whole of the City of York and the surrounding area.
All our surgeries offer GP and Nurse led routine and urgent appointments throughout the week.
PMG was founded in 1946 and has since grown to become one of the largest GP Groups in the UK. Despite our size our core values are to maintain the Family Doctor ethos.
PMG is also a Training Practice and has strong links with the Hull York Medical School and Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. Our doctors train and educate many new doctors each year.
We offer travel advice and vaccines both with a PMG nurse (NHS vaccines) and also in partnership with MASTA (private vaccines). All our clinics are manned by fully trained and experienced staff who provide the latest travel health information.
We also offer a range of occupational health services including private medical examinations.
Working as part of a wider MDT team within Priory Medical Group, the Clinical Pharmacist role includes:
- Clinical Medication Reviews and patient monitoring
- Urgent Medication Requests
- Same day Medication Queries
- Care homes and/or domiciliary visit to optimise medicine management
- Trained in providing specialist chronic disease clinics to match skills and professional interests, telephone or face to face clinics
- Signposting to community pharmacy and referring to GPs or other healthcare professionals where appropriate
- Participation in PCN Audits
- Involvement in patient safety tools and process policy development e.g. STOPP/PINCER
- Supporting our Prescription Admin Team in their role of medicine reconciliation from secondary care, repeat prescribing and eRD
- Signposting patients to other members of the wider PCN team, including First Contact Mental Health Workers, Social prescribers, First Contact MSK practitioners, Complex Care Home MDT team etc.
- Implementing changes to medicines that result from MHRA alerts, product withdrawal and other local and national guidance with support from our GP prescribing lead
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).