Primary Care Network Pharmacist
West Kent Health Ltd
The closing date is 31 August 2020
West Kent Health GP Federation is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and proactive pharmacist to develop as Community Pharmacists on behalf of emerging Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and the local multi-disciplinary teams.
PCNs are groups of 4-10 practices with 30,000-80,000 patients. This will include working across beautiful locations in the west Kent area. Due to the geographical locations of some practices car drivers will be essential for these roles.
These posts are integral to the NHSE future plan supporting integrated care across general practice and the wider community services. This post holder will be encouraged to develop within the community setting of Primary Care and will partake in national learning and knowledge events as required.
Main duties of the job
You will cover several practices with the PCN working at each location. You will be encouraged to develop your own clinical specialism to benefit the population needs within that area. You will become the practice expert in medicines optimisation and have input into the following areas but not limited to:
Acute prescribing for minor ailments and common illnesses
Oversight of repeat prescribing requests and systems
Management of medicines following admission and discharge to hospital
Supervision of monitored dosage systems processes
Conducting medication review and giving advice to patients
Management of patients with long term illness as part of multidisciplinary clinics
West Kent Federation as an established employer and provider will act as the lead employer and support your work within the PCNs.
** Closing date amended to 31 August 2020 **
The key aims for the clinical pharmacist are:
To reduce the medicines related workload on doctors
Increase safety and quality of prescribed medicines
Provide support on medicines related issues to the whole practice team
Be a point of contact for patients regarding medicines queries
They should support the following clinical work:
Clinical Medication Reviews
Chronic Disease Management (for example, managing hypertension/Type 2
Diabetes/Asthma/COPD patients, polypharmacy review)
Medicines reconciliation on transfer between care providers
They should also support the following practice development work:
Focusing on QOF Domains, improving disease registers
Prescribing Safety, Clinical audit, Local Enhanced Services support
Lead on prescription management (systems and processes, ensuring monitoring is being done, support clerical staff)
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).
West Kent Health Ltd
23 June 2020
Agenda for change
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working
37.5 hours a week