PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Primary Integrated Community Services


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Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Clinical Pharmacists to join our dynamic team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about providing high quality care.

PICS will support you to develop your skills and knowledge of the primary care environment through supervision and mentoring within the PCN to support your career progression.

You will be based within Arrow Health PCN, within the following practices:

Westdale Lane Surgery

Daybrook Medical Practice

The Ivy Medical Group

Peacock Practice

Plains View Surgery

Unity Surgery

You will be part of a wider team of Clinical Pharmacists and supported by our Clinical Lead who is on the PICS leadership team.

Main duties of the job


  • Working as part of the general practice teams to take a proactive approach to patient care
  • Carry out structured medical reviews for patients with on-going health problems and working to improve patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach
  • Providing useable and accurate medicine-related information to practice staff and patients


  • General Pharmaceutical Council professional registration
  • Masters degree in Pharmacy
  • Therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare

About us

Benefits of working for PICS

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by a Clinical Lead who will help support your professional development
  • Regular Clinical Pharmacy meetings, providing educational and networking opportunities
  • Part of the NHS Pension Scheme or an alternative government based scheme (based on eligibility) with generous employer contributions
  • Competitive salaries with clear progression pathways referenced to NHS Agenda for Change
  • Fully integrated with NHS IT systems
  • Generous annual leave entitlement which references NHS Agenda for Change and recognises previous NHS service
    • On appointment 27 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
    • After 5 years 29 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
    • After 10 years 33 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • Competitive leave entitlement that includes sickness pay and maternity leave
  • Join a caring culture and a company of can do experts

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful, you will:

  • Be a Pharmacist, who acts within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of Pharmacists in General Practice. In this role they will be supported by a Senior Clinical Pharmacist who will develop, manage and mentor them.
  • 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.
  • 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, and medicines 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 patient in the GP practice(s).
  • Provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.
  • 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.
  • Be supported to develop their role to become a non-medical prescriber.

Person Specification

Other Requirements


  • Self-Motivation
  • Adaptable
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Safeguarding adult and children level three
  • Information Governance toolkit completion
  • Immunisation status
  • Basic life support training



  • Minimum of 2 years postqualification experience.
  • An appreciation of the nature of GPs and general practices
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g. patients)
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Produce timely and informative reports
  • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/motivate/ persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations/agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers
  • Work effectively independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision


  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidencebased healthcare.
  • Is able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.



  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm)


  • Specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate diploma level or equivalent training/experience
  • Independent prescriber

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

Primary Integrated Community Services


Plains View Surgery

57 Plains Road



Employer's website


Date posted

01 April 2021

Pay scheme



£38,890 to £44,503 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Plains View Surgery

57 Plains Road



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