PCN Clinical Pharmacist
Primary Integrated Community Services
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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
Plains View 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
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
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.
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).
Primary Integrated Community Services
01 April 2021
£38,890 to £44,503 a year
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working