Herne Bay Integrated Care Ltd
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To be responsible for implementing an effective medicine management system within the PCN, including cost-effective prescribing, working as an independent prescriber, providing advice and support for both patients and colleagues. In addition, the post-holder will also support the multi-disciplinary team, in line with the strategic objectives of the PCN.
As part of the CPEP pathway we will support the successful candidates to train in becoming independent prescribers.
Main duties of the job
Providing advice and support for both patients and colleagues. In addition, the post-holder will also support the multi-disciplinary team, in line with the strategic objectives of the PCN. Additionally, to ensure that prescribing for care home patients is safe, cost-effective and evidence-based, in line with national guidance and relevant legislation.
You will working with a team of GPs, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and pharmacists in a multi-disciplinary team to deliver care to our population of over 40,000. You might be seeing patients in the surgeries, doing telephone or video consultations, or doing home visits. The role is varied and will suit someone keen to develop their skills in primary care and benefit from everything primary care has to offer.
The following are the core responsibilities of the clinical pharmacist. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:
- Carry out face-to-face and telephone consultations with patients with minor illnesses
- To provide medication review services with patients in the PCN and during domiciliary visits to the local nursing home
- To provide advice and support for patients with self-limiting conditions
- Encourage cost-effective prescribing within the PCN
- Review all safety alerts ensuring the required actions are taken
- To reconcile medicines following patients discharge from hospital or clinic appointments
- Review medications for newly registered patients
- Implement and embed a robust repeat prescribing system
- To provide subject matter expertise on medication monitoring, implementing and embedding a system
- Carry out targeted medication reviews for high-risk patients
- To reauthorise medication for repeat prescribing within scope of PCN
- Identify patients suitable for repeat prescribing, liaising with the relevant clinicians as required
- Review and implement safe prescribing systems for vulnerable patients, improving compliance
- Support clinicians with the management of patients suffering from drug and alcohol dependencies
- Actively signpost patients to the correct healthcare professional
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).