Manor House Surgery
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Manor House Surgery has a vacancy for a pharmacist to work alongside our clinical team within a patient facing role. The successful candidate will lead on medicine management within the practice by undertaking clinical medication reviews, processing medication queries, supporting chronic disease monitoring and participating in clinical audits to ensure safe, effective and efficient use of medicines.
We are a friendly, patient focussed practice that prides itself on providing high quality patient care that is greatly appreciated by our patients. In the latest National Patient Survey, the practice was rated 2nd in Leicestershire and therefore, we are looking for someone who is competent and motivated to help us continue to deliver this service and enhance the patient experience.
We are looking for a pharmacist to work 4 days per week together with our Pharmacy Technician to build our pharmacy team. You will be expected to work on a Monday but there is flexibility on the other days, and we may consider homeworking for some of the time.
Although you will be based in Belton, you will be employed by North West Leicestershire Federation (the largest Federation in Leicestershire with more than 110,000 patients). As part of the Federation, you will be supported by a team of 3 Senior Pharmacists and an active group of clinical pharmacists that are currently employed within our Federation.
Interested? Please apply via NHS jobs before the closing date.
Main duties of the job
Please see linked documents for detailed job description of main duties and the personal specification required.
Thank you for considering our practice on the search for your next role. We are a small, friendly surgery, with lots to offer.
Our clinical team of 3 partners, 1 salaried GP, 2 nurses and 1 HCA are supported by our knowledgeable Reception and Dispensary teams. We also provide areas for patients to be seen by mental health facilitators, midwives and specialist nurses. We also have staff which are supported by North West Leicestershire PCN. We support hybrid working, and have some staff working from home.
In the latest National Patient Survey, the practice was rated 2nd in Leicestershire, our patients are very appreciative of the hard work staff undertake and the comforting, safe environment we have. We have a can-do work ethic, and try to approach projects and everyday items in a positive manner.
We strive to provide development opportunities for staff, to enable you to pursue areas of interest and to offer our patients a high quality service.
We are situated in a rural part of North West Leicestershire, with good links to A42/M42 and M1. Whilst here we have ample parking with some on-site and other spaces a short walk away.
We have food and drink making facilities for those who prefer to stay on-site, or there is a local shop a few minutes away.
The village is beautiful for a lunchtime stroll and as an 'Active Practice' we encourage all staff to make the most of time away from the desk.
We are open for any candidates to come and view the surgery before interview.
29 December 2022
£57,318 to £59,312 a year Pro rata
1 Mill Lane
Patient facing long-term condition clinics
See (where appropriate) patients with single or multiple medical problems where medicine optimisation is required (e.g. COPD, asthma). Review the ongoing need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicine taking, ensuring they get the best use of their medicines (i.e. medicines optimisation). Make appropriate recommendations to Senior Pharmacists or GPs for medicine improvement.
Patient facing clinical medication review
Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for senior clinical pharmacist, nurses and/or GP on prescribing and monitoring.
Patient facing care home medication reviews
Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for the senior clinical pharmacist, nurses or GPs on prescribing and monitoring. Work with care home staff to improve safety of medicines ordering and administration.
Patient facing domiciliary clinical medication review
Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for the senior clinical pharmacists, nurses and GPs on prescribing and monitoring. Attend and refer patients to multidisciplinary case conferences.
Management of common/minor/self-limiting ailments
Managing caseload for patients with common/minor/self-limiting ailments while working within a scope of practice and limits of competence. Signposting to community pharmacy and referring to GPs or other healthcare professionals where appropriate.
Patient facing medicines support
Provide patient facing clinics for those with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines in the practice.
Telephone medicines support
Provide a telephone help line for patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines.
Medicine information to practice staff and patients
Answers all medicinerelated enquiries from GPs, other practice staff, other healthcare teams (e.g. community pharmacy) and patients with queries about medicines. Suggesting and recommending solutions. Providing follow up for patients to monitor the effect of any changes.
Unplanned hospital admissions
Review the use of medicines most commonly associated with unplanned hospital admissions and readmissions through audit and individual patient reviews. Put in place changes to reduce the prescribing of these medicines to high-risk patient groups.
Management of medicines at discharge from hospital
To reconcile medicines following discharge from hospitals or intermediate care and upon admission to care homes, including identifying and rectifying unexplained changes and working with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge.
Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medicines supply to high-risk groups of patients (e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or those in care homes).
Ensure that patients are referred to the appropriate healthcare professional for the appropriate level of care within an appropriate period of time e.g. pathology results, common/minor ailments, acute conditions, long term condition reviews etc.
Produce and implement a practice repeat prescribing policy. Manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing patient requests for repeat prescriptions and reviewing medicines reaching review dates; flagging up those needing a review. Ensure patients are booked in for necessary monitoring tests where required.
Identification of cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines through pre-prepared practice computer searches. This might include risks that are patient related, medicine related, or both.
To have an overview of the Eclipse prescribing system to be able to support practices with completion of the Eclipse RADAR alerts that will improve and enhance the safety of patient care, improve education of healthcare professionals, and reduce emergency admissions.
Contribute pharmaceutical advice for the development and implementation of new services that have medicinal components (e.g. advice on treatment pathways and patient information leaflets).
Analyse, interpret and present medicines data to highlight issues and risks to support decision-making.
Medicines quality improvement
Undertake simple audits of prescribing in areas directed by the GPs, feedback the results and implement changes in conjunction with the practice team. Contribute to national and local research initiatives.
Implement changes to medicines that result from MHRA alerts, product withdrawal and other local and national guidance.
Implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations
Monitor practice prescribing against the local health economys RAG list and make recommendations to GPs for medicines that should be prescribed by hospital doctors (red drugs) or subject to shared care (amber drugs). Assist practices in seeing and maintaining a practice formulary that is hosted on the practices computer system. Auditing practices compliance against NICE technology assessment guidance. Provide newsletters or bulletins on important prescribing messages.
Education and training
Provide education and training to primary healthcare teams on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.
Care Quality Commission
Work with the general practice team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.
To support public health campaigns. To provide specialist knowledge on all public health programmes available to general public.
- Mandatory registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) which includes revalidation.
- Masters degree in pharmacy (MPharm) (or equivalent).
- Minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience.
- An appreciation of the nature of GPs and general practices.
- An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing.
- Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills.
- Is able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
- Good IT skills.
- Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
- Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate.
- Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
- Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/motivate/ persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations/ agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers.
- Work effectively independently and as a team member.
- Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision
- In date DBS
- Up to date safeguarding adult and children level three training (will be an essential requirement of role)
- Have immunisation status
- Up to date basic life support training
- Up to date Information Governance training
- Full Driving Licence
- Produce timely and informative reports
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g. patients).
- In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare.
- Independent prescriber or working towards/intent of gaining an independent prescribing qualification.
- Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
- A member of or working towards Faculty membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Manor House Surgery
1 Mill Lane
https://www.beltonsurgery.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
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North West Leicestershire Federation website