Clinical Pharmacist

Primary Care Careers

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Job summary

Larksfield and Arlesey Medical Partnership is looking to welcome a qualified and experienced clinical pharmacist into our busy practice, to play a full and active role within our multi-disciplinary team. The role is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week over a 4/5 day working pattern.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinically assessing and treating patients, using expert knowledge of medicines, for specific disease areas;
  • Providing specialist expertise in the use of medicines and medicine information (e.g. side-effects, dosage);
  • Providing pharmaceutical medication review and health education advice to patients, by face-to-face, telephone or notes-based review, as agreed with the practice;
  • Providing leadership on person-centred medicines optimisation and quality improvement;
  • Contributing to public health campaigns, including flu vaccinations.
  • Processing specialist treatment letters;
  • Processing hospital medication discharge letters;
  • Supporting improvements in clinical care, through practice-based audits and implementing change;
  • Conducting care-planning, including mental health, admission avoidance schemes, and end-of-life patients.
  • Reviewing daily pathology results and act on results.
  • Capturing relevant patient health information at all consultations including contributing to the quality outcomes framework;
  • Monitoring patients with complex, long-term conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and COPD, ensuring that medication is optimised, titrated, monitored and complied with;
  • Providing clinical advice and expertise on medication;
  • Managing the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process, by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions and medicines reaching review dates;
  • Reviewing prescribing against local and national targets, and engaging with the wider prescribing team to rectify any issues.

About us

Larksfield partnership have a patient population of 19,500 patients across our main site Larksfield and new branch site Arlesey medical centre. Both practices are now under new partnership and a new management team.

Our current team consists of 6 salaried GPs with support from regular locums. We have an excellent management and administration team with a highly skilled MDT team including clinical leads, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacist, paramedic practitioner, practice nursing team and HCAs. We also have additional support from the ARRS roles within the primary care network. We work closely with our primary care network, and other healthcare providers to make sure that care is responsive to the needs of our populations and that primary care is able to adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

The partnership encourages and supports staff development throughout our services and works closely with the training hub to ensure staff are aware of development and training opportunities within BLMK. We offer the NHS Pension Scheme (optional), eye-care vouchers and health service discounts.

Date posted

30 April 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience dependent on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed hours

Reference number

7487

Job locations

Arlesey Road

Stotfold

Hitchin

Hertfordshire

SG5 4HB


Job description

Job responsibilities

If you would like to find out more information about this role, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you would like to find out more information about this role, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completion of a degree in pharmacy and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council;
  • Post-qualification experience in pharmacy (hospital, primary care or community), or working towards obtaining this;
  • Qualified independent prescriber, or working towards this;
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS);

Experience

Essential

  • Awareness of the breadth of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in a general medical practice;
  • Ability to demonstrate general pharmaceutical skills and knowledge in core areas;
  • Ability to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general care plans for patients with long-term conditions;
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision as an individuals;
  • Ability to recognise priorities when problem-solving and identify deviations from normal patterns, referring to seniors or GPs with confidence, when appropriate;
  • Ability to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies, procedures and codes of conduct;
  • Ability to assist patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance;
  • Non-judgemental attitude and ability to be flexible and adaptable;
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills;
  • Understand the need for patient confidentiality.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completion of a degree in pharmacy and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council;
  • Post-qualification experience in pharmacy (hospital, primary care or community), or working towards obtaining this;
  • Qualified independent prescriber, or working towards this;
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS);

Experience

Essential

  • Awareness of the breadth of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in a general medical practice;
  • Ability to demonstrate general pharmaceutical skills and knowledge in core areas;
  • Ability to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general care plans for patients with long-term conditions;
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision as an individuals;
  • Ability to recognise priorities when problem-solving and identify deviations from normal patterns, referring to seniors or GPs with confidence, when appropriate;
  • Ability to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies, procedures and codes of conduct;
  • Ability to assist patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance;
  • Non-judgemental attitude and ability to be flexible and adaptable;
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills;
  • Understand the need for patient confidentiality.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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 Care Careers

Address

Arlesey Road

Stotfold

Hitchin

Hertfordshire

SG5 4HB


Employer's website

https://www.eoeprimarycarecareers.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Primary Care Careers

Address

Arlesey Road

Stotfold

Hitchin

Hertfordshire

SG5 4HB


Employer's website

https://www.eoeprimarycarecareers.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Recruitment Team

Larksfield Surgery Medical Partnership

enquiries@eoeprimarycarecareers.nhs.uk

01206918760

Date posted

30 April 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience dependent on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed hours

Reference number

7487

Job locations

Arlesey Road

Stotfold

Hitchin

Hertfordshire

SG5 4HB


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