PCN Pharmacist

MKGP Plus Ltd

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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.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description for full details.

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 prescription 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).

About us

We will provide a supportive learning environment, especially structured in the first preceptorship year

We will help you set out and revise specific educational goals

We will support you to receive CPD time commensurate with the requirements of your role

We will ensure appropriate clinical supervision

You will receive regular appraisals

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full details.

  • Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy and implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and order relevant monitoring tests.
  • Be involved in managing vulnerable housebound patients at risk of hospital admission and harm from poor use of medicines.
  • Implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and ordering of monitoring tests.
  • Attend and refer patients to multidisciplinary case conferences. Identifying key areas of need for vulnerable patients and formulating care plans.
  • Be involved in managing patients with common/minor/self-limiting ailments while working within a scope of practice and limits of competence.
  • Signposting to community pharmacy and referring to GPs or other healthcare professionals where appropriate.
  • Provide patient facing clinics for those with questions, queries, and concerns about their medicines in the practice.
  • Provide a telephone help line for patients with questions, queries, and concerns about their medicines.
  • Answers relevant medicine-related enquiries from GPs, other practice staff, other healthcare teams (e.g. community pharmacy) and patients with queries about medicines. Suggesting and recommending solutions.
  • Devise and implement practice searches to identify cohorts of patients most likely to be at risk of an unplanned admission and readmissions from medicines. Work with case managers, multidisciplinary (health and social care) review teams, hospital colleagues and virtual ward teams to manage medicines-related risk for readmission and patient harm.
  • Put in place changes to reduce the prescribing of these medicines to high-risk patient groups.
  • To reconcile medicines following discharge from hospitals, intermediate care and into care homes, including identifying and rectifying unexplained changes manage these changes without referral to a GP.
  • Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medicines supply to high-risk groups of patients (e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or those in care homes).
  • Work in partnership with hospital colleagues (e.g. care of the elderly doctors and clinical pharmacists) to proactively manage patients at high risk of medicine related problems before they are discharged to ensure continuity of care.
  • Help to manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing patient requests for repeat prescriptions and reviewing medicines reaching review dates; make necessary changes as an independent prescriber, and ensure patients are booked in for necessary monitoring tests where required.
  • Hypertension Reviews
  • De-Prescribing in line with local guidance.
  • Working with the RADAR tool.
  • Working on the local Prescribing Incentive Scheme, QOF and quality improvement
  • Analyse, interpret and present medicines data to highlight issues and risks to support decision making.
  • Identify and provide leadership on areas of prescribing and medicines optimisation.
  • Conduct clinical audits and improve projects or work with colleagues such as GP registrars, practice managers etc.
  • Present results and provide leadership on suggested changes. Contribute to national and local research initiatives.
  • Identify national and local policy and guidance that affects patient safety through the use of medicines, including MHRA alerts, product withdrawals and emerging evidence form clinical trials.
  • Manage the process of implementing changes to medicines and guidance for practitioners.
  • Monitor practice prescribing against the local health economys RAG list for medicines that should be prescribed by hospital doctors (red drugs) or subject to shared care (amber drugs).
  • Liaise directly with hospital colleagues where prescribing needs to be returned to specialists.
  • Provide education and training to primary healthcare team on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.
  • Provide training to visiting medical, nursing, pharmacy and other healthcare students where appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Desirable

  • May hold or be working towards an independent prescribing qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a pharmacist, demonstrated within a practice portfolio. Have experience and an awareness of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in general practice.

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

MKGP Plus Ltd

Address

Northcroft

Sandy

Bedfordshire

SG19 1JQ


Employer's website

https://www.mkgp.co.uk/

For help with your application, contact:

MKGP Plus

01908360170

Date posted

14 July 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£40,000 to £44,400 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

U0048-21-6500

Job locations

Northcroft

Sandy

Bedfordshire

SG19 1JQ


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