PCN Clinical Pharmacist
Bromley GP Alliance Ltd
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- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Bromley GP Alliance Ltd
01 April 2021
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