Clinical Pharmacist

Primary Integrated Community Services


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Job overview

Primary Care Networks (PCN) are partnerships between local general practices to help with integration of primary care with secondary and community services. We are recruiting a Clinical Pharmacist on behalf of Arnold and Calverton PCN.

At PICS, we recognise the importance of the support provided by Clinical Pharmacists within PCNs. Our Clinical Lead will support you to fulfil the requirements of the role and you will have access to the CPPE pathway in order to develop your skills. We are committed to further the development of Clinical Pharmacists within Primary Care.

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

Practices based within Arnold and Calverton PCN includes Stenhouse Medical Centre, The Calverton Practice and Highcroft Surgery.

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:

  • Access to the CPPE Pathway which will give you the opportunity to develop within your career
  • 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

  • Responsible to: Practice Manager/ Practice Partners as necessary
  • Accountable to: Clinical Director
  • Salary: Band 7/8a (Dependent on Experience)

Job Summary:

The post holder is 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.

The post holder will 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.

The post holder will 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).

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.

The post holder will 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.

The post holder will be supported to develop their role to become a non-medical prescriber.

Person Specification



  • 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
  • Is able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills


  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare.

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


Unit H4 Ash Tree Court

Nottingham Business Park




Employer's website

Date posted

19 April 2021

Pay scheme



£38,890 to £51,668 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Unit H4 Ash Tree Court

Nottingham Business Park




Highcroft Surgery

High Street




The Calverton Practice

2A St Wilfrids Square



NG14 6FP

Stenhouse Medical Centre

66 Furlong Street, Arnold



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