Integrated Care Clinical Pharmacist/Lead
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are delighted to offer this exciting full time post in partnership with Newcastle Jesmond Lower Gosforth Primary Care Network. The post is supported and resourced by the Trust but based in Jesmond Lower Gosforth Primary Care Network. The successful candidate will be joining an established team of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in a patient facing role. You can make a real difference for multi-comorbid individuals and those at risk of medication related harm. You will be supported in practice and on the Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway by a named GP, a senior clinical pharmacist and an educational supervisor from CPPE as well as our talented, research-active multidisciplinary teams.
- Interview Date: 2nd August 2022
- 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
Key responsibilities of the role will include structured medication review in line with the NHS England Network DES, multidisciplinary meetings and reviews, integration with local community pharmacies and the acute Trust to improve patient care.
The post is Agenda for Change Band 7/8A. Candidates who demonstrate all of the competencies required of Advanced Stage 1 of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework (APF) will be appointed at Band 8A. If appointed at Band 7, to progress to Band 8a the post-holder must achieve all of the competencies required of Advanced Stage 1 of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework (APF). We expect that will be achievable via the CPPE Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway within 2 years of appointment but extensions will be granted in exceptional circumstances. If a post-holder fails to meet the required competencies within the agreed timescale we will endeavour to redeploy them within the Pharmacy Directorate. There is no expectation that you will submit your portfolio for RPS Faculty accreditation unless you wish to do so. The cost of RPS Faculty accreditation will be your responsibility and not that of the Trust.
We are a friendly, supportive team with lots of varying experience between us.
Patients are at the heart of what we do and we work closely across boundaries to make a difference.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- Promote the safe, rational and cost effective use of medicines by working closely with multidisciplinary team colleagues.
- Perform the professional role of a registered pharmacist, including advice, supervision and co-operation with colleagues.
- Provide expertise in clinical medicines review and address public health and social needs of their patients.
- Run clinics where medicines are the main interventions e.g. anticoagulant monitoring clinics.
- Run clinics where medicines pay a key role in the management of patients with long term conditions.
- Undertake up titration of Heart Failure and Hypertension medicines when clinically identified.
- Undertake minor ailments triage and support walk in centre activity where required: dealing with minor ailments and triaging patients appropriately.
- Reduce inappropriate poly-pharmacy and wasteful prescribing through clinical medication review.
- Reconcile medicines following transfer from acute care and work with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post transfer of care.
- Contribute to reductions in medicine related hospital admissions andreadmissions by supporting patients to get the best outcomes from their medicines and identifying and addressing medicines related issues.
- Interface with community and hospital pharmacy colleagues and develop referral processes between primary care professionals including the promotion of the repeat dispensing service.
- Manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions and medicines reaching review dates.
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification. Flexible working requests will be considered within the limits of the Education Pathway. Please get in touch with Carol Dolderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megan Blythe (email@example.com) for an informal chat and/or to arrange a visit prior to application/interview.
Band 7 Salary£40,057 - £45,839
Band 8a Salary £47,126 - £53,219
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Meets All Band 7 Criteria
Meets All Band 8a Criteria
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