Clinical Pharmacist (Primary Care)

The Bay Medical Practice

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Job summary

As the largest practice on the Isle of Wight, we can offer you a secure, supportive environment to grow. Working as a co-professional you will be a part of a highly skilled multi disciplinary team. Predominantly based at our Shanklin site, you will join an existing team including a lead Clinical Pharmacist, two Pharmacy Technicians and two prescriptions clerks in supporting the registered patients of The Bay Medical Practice. 

This role requires an innovative individual who will strive to achieve maximum efficiency for dispensing and pharmaceutical practice to deliver the highest standards of patient care for our patient population. 

As part of employment, the post holder will achieve qualification from an accredited training pathway, including independent prescribing, equipping the clinical pharmacist to be able to practice and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting. You will also have a named supervisor and mentor

Main duties of the job

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

About us

The doctors, nurses and all staff at The Bay Medical Practice are committed to the provision of the best possible clinical, patient, partner and staff experience within available resources.

Date posted

20 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed hours

Reference number

A5223-22-9503

Job locations

The Bay Medical Practice

Broadway

Sandown

Isle Of Wight

PO36 9GA


The Bay Medical Practice

1 Carter Road

Shanklin

Isle Of Wight

PO37 7HR


Job description

Job responsibilities

Within this post of Clinical Pharmacist; you will be expected to: 

  •  Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas. 
  • Be a prescriber, or completing training to become a prescriber, and work with and alongside the general practice team; 
  • Be responsible for, and confident in, 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); 
  • Have confidence in dealing with minor ailments, self-care and self-limiting conditions. Be aware of local services available to residents that would reduce the need attend GP practices or request GP time. 
  • Provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients and to help in tackling inequalities; 
  • Provide leadership on person-centered medicines optimisation (including ensuring prescribers in the practice conserve antibiotics in line with local antimicrobial The Bay Medical Practice – Clinical Pharmacist stewardship guidance) and quality improvement, whilst contributing to the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services; 
  • Undertake PCN initiatives to support our registered patients. 
  • Through structured medication reviews, support patients to take their medications to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote self-care; 
  • Have a 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; 
  • Build and maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders such as IWCCG and St. Mary’s Hospital Trust colleagues, other general practice staff and prescribers, pharmacy and care home staff, and service users such as patients and carers.
  • 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. 
  • Be proactive in their work, utilising resources available. To understand the importance of the prescribing budget and ensure to liaise with the IOW CCG Medicines optimisation team for advice and areas to focus on that would benefit the PCN and the practices individually. 
  • Have an understanding of OTC options NHSE DoLCV items and NHSE should not prescribe medicines. 
  • Develop skill in negotiating current strategies about self-care and should manage the education of people and promotion of services. 

  • Deal with medication queries accurately and in a timely fashion to ensure duplication of work does not occur. 
  •  Identify own competencies and limitation. 
  • Ensure accurate and open communication
  • Undertake and fully action audits required to assess the effectiveness of the PCN.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Within this post of Clinical Pharmacist; you will be expected to: 

  •  Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas. 
  • Be a prescriber, or completing training to become a prescriber, and work with and alongside the general practice team; 
  • Be responsible for, and confident in, 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); 
  • Have confidence in dealing with minor ailments, self-care and self-limiting conditions. Be aware of local services available to residents that would reduce the need attend GP practices or request GP time. 
  • Provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients and to help in tackling inequalities; 
  • Provide leadership on person-centered medicines optimisation (including ensuring prescribers in the practice conserve antibiotics in line with local antimicrobial The Bay Medical Practice – Clinical Pharmacist stewardship guidance) and quality improvement, whilst contributing to the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services; 
  • Undertake PCN initiatives to support our registered patients. 
  • Through structured medication reviews, support patients to take their medications to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote self-care; 
  • Have a 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; 
  • Build and maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders such as IWCCG and St. Mary’s Hospital Trust colleagues, other general practice staff and prescribers, pharmacy and care home staff, and service users such as patients and carers.
  • 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. 
  • Be proactive in their work, utilising resources available. To understand the importance of the prescribing budget and ensure to liaise with the IOW CCG Medicines optimisation team for advice and areas to focus on that would benefit the PCN and the practices individually. 
  • Have an understanding of OTC options NHSE DoLCV items and NHSE should not prescribe medicines. 
  • Develop skill in negotiating current strategies about self-care and should manage the education of people and promotion of services. 

  • Deal with medication queries accurately and in a timely fashion to ensure duplication of work does not occur. 
  •  Identify own competencies and limitation. 
  • Ensure accurate and open communication
  • Undertake and fully action audits required to assess the effectiveness of the PCN.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Has or is willing to work toward prescribing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstratable experience within community Pharmacy
  • Current registration with GPhC
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience and understanding of evaluating and measuring the performance of health services

Desirable

  • Knowledge of project development and management
  • Awareness of SytmOne G.P system, OptimiseRx, PINCER 3, EPACT2 and other pharmacy led systems
  • A good understanding of the health and social care environment and roles and responsibilities within it
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Has or is willing to work toward prescribing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstratable experience within community Pharmacy
  • Current registration with GPhC
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience and understanding of evaluating and measuring the performance of health services

Desirable

  • Knowledge of project development and management
  • Awareness of SytmOne G.P system, OptimiseRx, PINCER 3, EPACT2 and other pharmacy led systems
  • A good understanding of the health and social care environment and roles and responsibilities within it

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

The Bay Medical Practice

Address

The Bay Medical Practice

Broadway

Sandown

Isle Of Wight

PO36 9GA


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

The Bay Medical Practice

Address

The Bay Medical Practice

Broadway

Sandown

Isle Of Wight

PO36 9GA


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

David France

iwccg.thebaymprecruitment@nhs.net

01983862245

Date posted

20 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed hours

Reference number

A5223-22-9503

Job locations

The Bay Medical Practice

Broadway

Sandown

Isle Of Wight

PO36 9GA


The Bay Medical Practice

1 Carter Road

Shanklin

Isle Of Wight

PO37 7HR


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