PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Bromley GP Alliance Ltd

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Job overview

  • Do you want to make a difference to patient care and deliver an exccellent service for patients in the primary care environment?
  • Do you have experience of undertaking medication reviews and reviewing medicinces management processes?
  • Are you keen to seize the initiative in a varied job harnessing your clinical, interpersonal, organisational and influencing skills?

The Primary Care Networks in Bromley are looking for self-motivated, forward thinking, qualified clinical pharmacists to join us at this exciting time in the delivery of patient services in Primary Care.

These roles offer direct, face to face patient care and a large degree of autonomy within the Bromley Primary Care Networks (PCN). Working between the network Practices you will be assessing patients current medications and providing rationale for changes to prescribing to GPs, patients and carers and liaising with colleagues in the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) on the development of area wide prescribing changes.

Main duties of the job

You should be able to provide professional advice and support on the safe prescribing, handling and administration of medicines. This includes support regarding development and implementation of medicines management processes and policies.

Lead on the medicines aspects relating to the care of patients to optimise medicines, reduce medicines-related risks and improve adherence to taking medicines by carrying out medication assessments and reviews in identified patients.

About us

Bromley GP Alliance (BGPA) is a network of 42 Bromley Practices which are working collaboratively to enhance the health and wellbeing of Bromley residents, covering over 310,000 patients, nearly 95% of the Bromley population

BGPA aims to work strategically with all Bromley practices, to help secure the best services for patients whilst working together, to support the member practices in the challenges of a changing NHS. Bromley GP Alliance aims to improve the morale of general practice in Bromley, by sharing expertise, services and supporting its workforce. The Alliance will make a positive impact on medical services in Bromley, by working closely with the CCG, local NHS trusts, local providers and patient groups, to improve the delivery of healthcare to the local population.

BGPA is supporting Primary Care Networks that are working together to shape and develop services and care in their geographical areas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide professional advice and support to practices on the safe prescribing, handling and administration of medicines. This includes support regarding development and implementation of medicines management processes and policies.
  • Lead on the medicines aspects relating to the care of patients in to optimise medicines, reduce medicines-related risks and improve adherence to taking medicines by carrying out medication assessments and reviews in identified patients.
  • Medicines management with face to face dealings with patients, and carers.
  • Undertake prescribing for patients within own competency according to the needs of the service.
  • Resolve day-to-day medicines and prescription issues with healthcare professionals
  • Help patients to manage their own conditions.
  • Lead practice repeat prescription services and deal with queries from reception staff and patients.
  • Present to Patients any changes to prescribing in line with NICE, best practice or in response to prescribing alerts.
  • Advising patients and carers of the adverse side effect of medication and potential interaction with other medication/treatments.
  • Rationalise repeat prescriptions lists to avoid waste and duplication.
  • Provide reviews to those patients with LTCs or complex health needs, including drug monitoring and risk versus benefit..
  • Provide on-call pharmacist cover for the practices as per duty rota.
  • Contribute to the management of the prescribing budget through the promotion of safe, cost effective rational prescribing for all residents.
  • Contribute to minimising the harms associated with the use of medicines, for example by de-prescribing.
  • Link to local and national forums to support embedding best practice.

Person Specification

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • - Excellent interpersonal skills particularly with prescribers, older people and carers.
  • - Ability to deal with difficult issues/situations with diplomacy and sensitivity.
  • - Ability to work on own initiative, able to plan, prioritise, make decisions and meet deadlines.
  • - Ability to work well in a team.

Experience

Essential

  • - Minimum 5 years post-registration pharmaceutical experience.
  • - Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • - Experience of medication review.
  • - Proven clinical pharmacy knowledge and evidence of commitment to continuing education.
  • - Understanding of primary and secondary care interface.
  • - Understanding of current medicines management issues.
  • - Knowledge of the changing NHS environment and structures.
  • - Familiarity with the concepts of evidence based medicine, needs assessment, effectiveness, prioritisation and appropriateness.
  • - An appreciation of the complexities of relationships across the health economy.

Desirable

  • - Experience of working in primary care.

Specific Skills

Essential

  • - Excellent communication skills.
  • - Excellent organisational skills.
  • - Excellent time management.
  • - Ability and experience of managing staff to a competent level.
  • - Good numeracy and analytical skills.
  • - Confident and assertive in dealing with other professionals.
  • - Ability to use initiative.
  • - Self-motivated.
  • - Good presentation and teaching skills.
  • - Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • - Ability to influence change.
  • - Good computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • - Current driving licence and access to own transport.

Desirable

  • - Knowledge of GP computer systems especially EMIS.
  • - Familiarity with analysing/interpreting ePACT data.

Qualifications

Essential

  • - Masters degree in Pharmacy or equivalent qualification pre 2002.
  • - Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • - Postgraduate qualification in clinical/community pharmacy or equivalent additional experience.
  • - Qualified and registered independent prescriber.
  • - Evidence of recent continuing learning/professional development.

Desirable

  • - Diploma in clinical/community pharmacy.
  • - Minimum one year recent experience as an independent prescriber.
  • - Postgraduate qualification in medicines management.

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

Bromley GP Alliance Ltd

Address

Kelsey Park Farmhouse

379 Croydon Road

Beckenham

BR3 3QL


Employer's website

https://bromleygpalliance.org/


Date posted

01 April 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0166-21-6456

Job locations

Kelsey Park Farmhouse

379 Croydon Road

Beckenham

BR3 3QL


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