Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Haywards Heath Central PCN
Alliance for Better Care CIC
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Haywards Heath Central PCN are recruiting 2 Senior Clinical Pharmacists to join their PCN.
The post holder will work equally across the two network practices as detailed below as well as time dedicated to training and networking. Main practice base to be confirmed on appointment.
ABC as the employer will provide support and ensure access to the NHS England training programme as well as a local network of Clinical Pharmacists working in general practice. Dependent on recruitment the post holder will work with a further clinical pharmacist at a more junior level providing support and mentorship for this individual.
This post is part of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme for Primary Care Networks funded by NHS England and includes funded access to the Clinical Pharmacist Training Pathway for any further modules required to complete the pathway.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work across the practices with each of the practice teams and will be assigned a lead clinical and operational contact for each practice.The post holder is an experienced pharmacist, who acts within their professional boundaries. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role. The post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy, especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities.
The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will help support the repeat prescriptions system, deal with acute prescription requests, medicine reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patients in the GP practices.
The post holder will ensure that the practice integrates with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.
Alliance for Better Care CIC is a GP Federation that unites 47 NHS GP practices across 12 Primary Care Networks in Sussex and Surrey. We support our Primary Care colleagues as well as their patients, to transform how healthcare is managed within the community.
As a membership organisation, our focus is to work in partnership with our members and help them to improve the provision of General Practices in the local area.
We work with and listen to our GP Practices, PCNs, Hospitals, Community Organisations and the Third Sector. These vital partnerships ensure that, together, we deliver a truly integrated approach that offers the support and expertise needed to effectively serve our communities.
Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibility (from start of post)
Patient facing long-term condition clinics:
• See patients in multi‐morbidity clinics and in partnership with primary healthcare colleagues and implement improvements to patient’s medicines, including de-prescribing.
• Manage own case load and run long-term condition clinics where responsible for prescribing as an independent prescriber for conditions where medicines have a large component (e.g. medicine optimisation for stable angina symptom control, warfarin monitoring and dose adjustment for patients requiring long‐term anticoagulants).
• Review the on-going need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicines ensuring they get the best use of their medicines (i.e. medicines optimisation).
• Whilst carrying out the above ensure document appropriately to support achievement of relevant QOF targets.
Patient facing Clinical Medication Review:
• Undertake Structured Medication Reviews with patients with multi‐morbidity and polypharmacy and implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and order relevant monitoring tests.
Patient facing care/residential home clinical medication reviews:
• Future potential to manage own caseload of care home residents.
- Support and work with CCG Medicines Management (MM) Team to undertake clinical medication reviews with patients with multi‐morbidity and polypharmacy and implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and order relevant monitoring tests.
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 telephone support for patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines
Please see full Job Description for further information.
Skills and Knowledge
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).