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Clinical Pharmacist Care Homes and PCNs

National Health Service

Hemel Hempstead, HC
2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, HC
2 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist Care Homes and PCNs

Dacorum Healthcare Providers Ltd

The closing date is 21 March 2021

Job overview

To work as part of DHPL pharmacy team to improve the population/patients health outcomes by providing direct, accessible, and timely medicines expertise to practices within Dacorum.

To pro-actively transfer workload relating to medicines optimisation issues from other clinical staff to improve patient care, safety and free up scarce clinical staff to spend more time on clinical care.

To act as a specialist and experienced point of contact/support in relation to elderly medicine and care home structured medication reviews and work very closely with the Care Home Improvement nurse(s) and GP clinical lead, member GP practices, locality pharmaceutical advisers and care home staff to deliver a programme of medicines optimisation in care homes.

To work in different GP practice and care homes throughout the working week.

To build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery within care homes.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist pharmacy services and pharmaceutical advice across Dacorum locality care homes and GP practices, and will be involved in optimising individual resident medication regimes and carrying out wider system and medicines management process reviews in selected care homes, including developing and implementing (with wider stakeholders) system wide process changes to ensure safe care of patients in care homes, and other specific members of the local population requiring such interventions. The post holder may also be required to train other colleagues in this specialist role to promote wider sustainability of the service.

About us

Dacorum Healthcare Providers Limited (DHPL) is the provider arm of the Dacorum GP Federation. The Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service 2020/2021 and Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework recommend the value of a clinical pharmacist as part of the MDT to help support and deliver on structured medication reviews and medicines optimisation in care homes.

We are delighted to announce that DHPL has just been awarded the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) Certificate of Achievement in recognition of exceptional contribution to the Primary Care workforce under the category of Supported Retention and Recruitment of Staff. As such, you will be joining an enthusiastic team of clinicians and administrators and will be well supported with on-going professional development (training support, CPD and peer support).

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist pharmacy services and pharmaceutical advice across Dacorum locality care homes and GP practices, and will be involved in optimising individual resident medication regimes and carrying out wider system and medicines management process reviews in selected care homes, including developing and implementing (with wider stakeholders) system wide process changes to ensure safe care of patients in care homes, and other specific members of the local population requiring such interventions. The post holder may also be required to train other colleagues in this specialist role to promote wider sustainability of the service.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in pharmacy
  • Member of the GPhC
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in a clinical pharmacy discipline OR evidence of extensive clinical training and experience
  • Post graduate experience in hospital and primary care pharmacy
  • Therapeutic and clinical knowledge in the pharmaceutical care of older people
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to masters level equivalent
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy, DES contract, EHCH framework, and appreciate the implications
  • Should have an appreciation of the relationship between the DoH, NHSE, PCNs, individual service providers, and commissioning organisations
  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action
  • Strategic thinking ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise
  • Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium, and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly
  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others. Experience of managing, working within, and motivating a team, and reviewing own and others performance
  • Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations to Sponsor/ Manager, with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult issues, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Experience of identifying and interpreting National policy
  • Experience of researching best practice (globally, private and public sector), interpreting its relevance and processes/ practices which could be implemented successfully to achieve system reform (advising on policy implementation)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate keyboard skills.
  • Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems in the area
  • Previously responsible for a budget, involved in budget setting and working knowledge of financial processes
  • Experience in training others, completing clinical audits and service evaluations, supporting other HCPs and trainees educational placement visits, and applying research to clinical practice.
  • Used to working in a busy environment
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Willing to engage with and learn from peers, other professionals and colleagues in the desire to provide or support the most appropriate interventions
  • Professional calm and efficient manner
  • Effective organizer, influencer and networker
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
  • Completer/Finisher
  • Self-Motivation
  • Adaptable
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Safeguarding adult and children level two/three
  • Immunisation status

Desirable

  • Member of relevant professional body
  • Non-medical Independent Prescriber
  • Undertaking or completed a relevant official CPPE NHSE pharmacist training pathway.
  • Significant experience in the use of the EMIS GP IT system and Eclipse programme
  • Comprehensive experience of project principles techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects.
  • In date CRB
  • Information Governance toolkit completion
  • Basic life support training

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

Dacorum Healthcare Providers Ltd

Address

16 Sovereign Park

Cleveland Way

Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire

HP2 7DA


Employer's website

https://www.dhpltd.net/

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Band 7 Pharmacist

National Health Service

Watford, HC
3 days ago
Watford, HC
3 days ago

Job Reference: J11-WHHT---PAAP00

Employer:
NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Watford
Salary:
Agenda For Change (AFC)

Job Title and Grade: Band 7 Pharmacist

Location/Trust: West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Watford General Hospital, Watford WD18 0HB

Department Covered: Pharmacy

The Role:

A passion for putting patients first…… join the bank for flexibility in how you work.

Would you like to be part of a Trust that values are being:

  • Respectful – treating others as we would wish to be treated
  • Caring – always putting patients first
  • Responsible – doing what we say we’re going to do
  • Committed – striving to be the best

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, we’d love to hear from you!

We have long term placement opportunities available for Pharmacists available at Watford General Hospital specifically providing the following:

JOB PURPOSE

To participate in the professional pharmaceutical provision of Pharmacy services to, the Trust and external providers.

To provide other clinical pharmacy cover, including near to patient roles, as required.

To support the work of designated directorate pharmacists, other senior staff and to deputise for them, in their absence.

To be involved in specified project or group work.

The post will include an Emergency duty commitment

Scope & Range

To work as part of the Pharmacy team to provide an effective and professional pharmacy service in the:-

  • Pharmacy Dispensary
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Clinical pharmacy training
  • Pharmacy Technical Services
  • Medicines Information Whilst the time allocated to each activity will vary according to the needs of the service, it is anticipated that 0.5 wte will be spent on the directorate support component of the job.

Requirements:

To apply for this post, you will be:

  • Pharmacy Degree
  • Registered with GPhC
  • Certificate in General pharmacy practice
  • Diploma (or ability to complete) in Clinical/general Pharmacy Practice.
  • Ability to complete supplementary/independent prescribing qualification if service needs require it.
  • Experience of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Ward Level.
  • Experience of project work.
  • Experience of risk management.
  • Experience of Hospital Dispensing Services.
  • Clinical training/tutoring of healthcare workers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of medicine legislation.
  • Awareness of current developments in pharmacy practice.
  • Understanding the need of confidentiality awareness at all times.
  • Meticulous to Detail
  • Good Communication Skills, both written and oral.
  • Good team player, with ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, as well as on own initiative.
  • Ability to positively influence prescribing and dispensing decisions, to promote pharmaceutical care.
  • Effective customer service skills, able to work to meet the standards of the Trust Code of Conduct at all times.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates- work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days –Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Aayushi Doshi, Recruitment & Placement Consultant on 0144 290 2016 or ayushi.doshi@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

We look forward to hearing from you soon.




Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.
We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Middlesex, London
3 days ago
Middlesex, London
£38.89k - £43.853k Per Year
3 days ago
£38.89k - £43.853k Per Year

Job Reference: J215-SYS-32171

Employer:
BMI Healthcare
Location:
Middlesex
Salary:
£38,890 - £43,853

Clinical Pharmacist

Part Time – Permanent

£38,890 - £43,853 + Benefits

**Significant Sign On Bonus Available**

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital in Middlesex is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics, performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.

We have an opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist to join their team of staff in the Pharmacy department.

This is a Part time role for 22.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in Pharmacy MPharm, BSc or BPharm.
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a pharmacist.
  • Knowledge of General Pharmaceutical Council Codes of Professional Conduct, Ethics and Performance and their implications for practice.
  • Surgical and Dispensary experience preferable.

Duties of this role include:

  • To provide pharmaceutical expertise and input into the care of the patients within a BMI hospital, supporting the pharmacy department to deliver an excellent medicine management service to all customers. To supervise the procurement, preparation, dispensing and distribution of medicines, whilst supervising junior staff members in the delivery of the medicine management service. To assume responsibility for clinical service as identified.
  • To facilitate the daily running of the pharmacy department, providing a safe and effective medicines management service to all patients, staff, consultants and customers.

Salary & Benefits:

Circle Health Group is committed to offering competitive starting salaries alongside access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday a year increasing to 30 days
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Learning and development; free courses and industry recognised qualifications
  • Friends & Family Hospital Discounts
  • NHS Blue Light Discount Card
  • Plus much more

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Clinical Pharmacist Bank Contract

One Healthcare Partners Limited

Hatfield, HC
30+ days ago
Hatfield, HC
30+ days ago

At One Healthcare, we are very proud of the exceptional level of service we deliver and the way we look after our team. We are always on the lookout for exceptional people who can connect with our culture and values to help us write the next chapter of the One Healthcare Group story. If you relish a challenge and want to work in an industry leading facility with like-minded individuals, One Healthcare is right for you.

One Hatfield Hospital, Hertfordshire has a vacancy for a Clinical Bank Pharmacist to join the team. This role is Flexible Bank Hours.

The applicant should meet the following criteria:

Degree in Pharmacy

Registration as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (any existing or pending Fitness to Practice issues must be declared on application)

Postgraduate Diploma relevant to hospital pharmacy practice is desirable but not essential

Post registration experience of 1-2 years

Clinical pharmacy experience in a secondary acute setting, or proven ability to transfer clinical skills into an acute setting.

Role and responsibilities include:

To provide pharmaceutical expertise and input to the care of the patients within One Hatfield Hospital.

To support the pharmacy department to delivery an excellent medicine management service to all customers.

Attendance on daily multidisciplinary ward round

To supervise the procurement, preparation, dispensing and distribution of medicines.

Influence prescribing practice and medicines management within the Hospital

To facilitate the daily running of the Pharmacy Department, providing a safe and effective medicines management service to all patients, staff, consultants and customers.

Complete financial tasks and procedures as required, e.g. maintain journals, balance sheet reconciliations, reconcile invoices and charges, and other ad hoc accounting tasks as and when required

Ensure compliance with all appropriate regulatory, professional and best practice frameworks

Support the Chief Pharmacist to implement and monitor any national guidance; i.e. NICE guidance

To participate in audit activities, which will improve the quality of the services, provided by the department including medication incident reporting

Clinical Pharmacist

At One Healthcare, we are very proud of the exceptional level of service we deliver and the way we look after our team. We are always on the lookout for exceptional people who can connect with our culture and values to help us write the next chapter of the One Healthcare Group story. If you relish a challenge and want to work in an industry leading facility with like-minded individuals, One Healthcare is right for you.

One Hatfield Hospital, Hertfordshire has a vacancy for a Clinical Pharmacist to join the team.

This is a Flexi Bank role, shifts will be allocated as required.

The Clinical Pharmacist should meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (any existing or pending Fitness to Practice issues must be declared on application)
  • Postgraduate Diploma relevant to hospital pharmacy practice is desirable but not essential
  • Post registration experience of 1-2 years
  • Clinical pharmacy experience in a secondary acute setting, or proven ability to transfer clinical skills into an acute setting.

Role and responsibilities include:

  • To provide pharmaceutical expertise and input to the care of the patients within One Hatfield Hospital.
  • To support the pharmacy department to delivery an excellent medicine management service to all customers.
  • Attendance on daily multidisciplinary ward round
  • To supervise the procurement, preparation, dispensing and distribution of medicines.
  • Influence prescribing practice and medicines management within the Hospital
  • To facilitate the daily running of the Pharmacy Department, providing a safe and effective medicines management service to all patients, staff, consultants and customers.
  • Complete financial tasks and procedures as required, e.g. maintain journals, balance sheet reconciliations, reconcile invoices and charges, and other ad hoc accounting tasks as and when required
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate regulatory, professional and best practice frameworks
  • Support the Chief Pharmacist to implement and monitor any national guidance; i.e. NICE guidance
  • To participate in audit activities, which will improve the quality of the services, provided by the department including medication incident reporting
  • Management of the Pharmacy Technician

One Hatfield Recruiting Process

One Hatfield Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.

At One Hatfield Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by One Hatfield Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service. Information about the DBS checks could be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

RNOH, London
4 days ago
RNOH, London
£36.07k - £42.712k Per Year
4 days ago
£36.07k - £42.712k Per Year

Job Reference: 392-RNOH1487

Employer:
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
RNOH, Stanmore
Salary:
£36,070 - £42,712 inc

The RNOH NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field. We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence, leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS.

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better.


The RNOH NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide. The Trust aims to be the specialist orthopaedic hospital of choice by providing outstanding patient care, research and education.

Treating over 18000 inpatients from local, national and international referrals (The Trust has 211 inpatient beds, 14 wards, 10 operating theatres), the RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal healthcare, ranging from acute spinal injuries to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back sufferers.

This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS. The Trust runs specialist clinics dealing with bone tumours, scoliosis, metabolic disease, rheumatology, urology, spinal injuries, specialist shoulder conditions and sports-related injuries.

The RNOH has one of the largest bone infection units in the UK and provides OPAT services to patients in over 60 CCGs in the UK, as well as abroad.

More recently the Trust has included specialist services such as paediatric rheumatology and paediatric endocrinology to expand its clinical portfolio.

Therefore the medicines optimisation agenda is challenging, varied, interesting and rewarding, and aims to have a clinical focus. To enable this, an opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking and highly motivated, team playing pharmacist to join the small friendly clinical pharmacy team at the RNOH.

The post holder will join a team of specialist and generalist clinical pharmacists, medicines optimisation technicians and pharmacy assistants in delivering high quality, safe and effective pharmacy and medicines optimisation services to patients and service users. Our pharmacists work very closely with our clinicians in driving this medicines optimisation agenda forward. You will undertake ward based clinical pharmacy and also work with senior pharmacists within their specialist areas. This encompasses management of a defined patient case load within a multidisciplinary team and undertaking targeted quality improvement in aspects of pharmacy service delivery. These areas include; medicines safety, OPAT and bone infection, drugs and therapeutic committee, education and training, clinical audit and perioperative medicines, Quality Improvement, home care clinics, and clinical trials.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and be adept at working under pressure. As a clinical pharmacist you will be supported to complete a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy. There is huge scope for the successful applicant to develop on both a personal and professional level through exposure to all departmental activities.

Research and ongoing development is highly encouraged within the department and the Trust. We actively promote publication of research and involvement at external conferences; this includes regular submissions of posters and presentations at conferences nationally and internationally. Our department profile includes a UKCPA award-winning poster, presentations at European conferences, presentations at the UKCPA and Oxford Bone Infection Conferences as well as publishing articles in peer reviewed journals.

Paper applications will not be considered. Should there be a significant number of applications the deadline for closure will be brought forward.

Note: Applications from or provisionally registered individuals will not be considered for this post.

Interviews will be held remotely on 15th March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Priya Patel-Lakhu or Anjna Patel on 020 8909 5410.



We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and offer a range of flexible working practices. Part-time and job share applications will be considered.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to RNOH transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system and other secure, internal NHS workforce systems.

Additionally, by applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

RNOH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of RNOH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The RNOH operates a Smoke-Free Policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s premises (including the grounds that those premises are sited on) or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Where applicable, in line with the 2018 framework agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change, the new system for pay progression will come into effect on 1 April 2019 for new starters or those promoted to a new role on or after 1 April 2019.

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Lead Clinical Pharmacist (Acute Care)

National Health Service

London, London
4 days ago
London, London
4 days ago

Lead Clinical Pharmacist (Acute Care)

HCA Healthcare UK

The closing date is 17 March 2021

Job overview

HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded Private Hospital Group of the Year 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.

The Princess Grace Hospital are recruiting for a Lead Clinical Pharmacist, you will responsible for developing, monitoring and leading on all aspects of the clinical pharmacy acute-care services to ensure high quality, innovative and up-to-date pharmacy services which consistently meet the needs of all clients within the hospital.

Job - Lead Clinical Pharmacist (Acute Care)

Location - The Princess Grace Hospital

Contract Type & Hours - Permanent, full-time hours 37.5hrs per week

Salary - Competitive (dependent on skills & experience). Equivalent to a NHS Band 8 role with late shift, on-call and weekend services allowance

Main duties of the job

Skills and Experience

  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, with a BPharm, MPharm or BSC in Pharmacy

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is desirable

  • Additional postgraduate clinical qualification e.g. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or other relevant post-graduation qualification

  • Extensive relevant hospital experience

  • Experience in a clinical specialist area e.g. experience in Intensive Care/acute Medicine is highly desirable

About us

Reward and recognition:

We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for formulating strategy and providing leadership in the advancement of clinical and ward pharmacy services

  • To work with and lead on improving the pharmaceutical care patients receive at the hospital- including working closely alongside other healthcare professionals to integrate outstanding patient care and safety.

  • To manage the training and development of all clinical pharmacy staff

  • To be responsible directly and indirectly for the delivery of clinical supervision and competency assessment of all pharmacists providing clinical pharmacy services

  • To assist in the management and development of Medicines Management and other Clinical Governance initiatives as requested by the Pharmacy Manager

  • To assist in the teaching and tutoring of pharmacists on post-graduate clinical pharmacy education and pharmacy medicines management technicians

  • To promote the cost-effective utilisation of drugs

  • To develop collaborative prescribing and treatment guidelines and audits and to be an active member of the corporate Lead Clinical Pharmacists Committee.

  • To deputise for the Pharmacy Manager in their absence and assumes additional corporate and strategic responsibilities for the pharmacy service according to need.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive relevant hospital experience

Desirable

  • Experience in a clinical specialist area e.g. experience in Intensive Care/acute Medicine is highly desirable

Qualifications

Essential

  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, with a BPharm, MPharm or BSC in Pharmacy
  • Additional postgraduate clinical qualification e.g. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or other relevant post-graduation qualification

Desirable

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is desirable

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

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

HCA Healthcare UK

Address

Nottingham Place

London

W1U 5NY


Employer's website

https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/

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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

London, London
3 days ago
London, London
3 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist

Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation

The closing date is 17 March 2021

Job overview

Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) GP Federation have an exciting opportunity for two highly motivated Pharmacy Technicians to join the H&F South and Central Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, supporting practices to deliver their network plans. South PCN comprises eight practices covering a population of 56,000 patients, while Central PCN comprises five practices covering a population of 33,000 patients.

The PCNs are enhancing their collaborative working approach across practices, including the recruitment of a new workforce under the new Network Direct Enhanced Services (DES) Contract. PCNs are the local delivery units for the NHS Long Term Plan and have been created with the intent of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and experience of care in defined geographical areas

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Pharmacist will provide support to the GP surgeries and PCNs, the patients they cover and the delivery of local and national services - to achieve improvement in the quality of patient care and the cost effectiveness of prescribing.

The Pharmacist will support clinical medication reviews and medicines management, working in partnership with the patients' GP practice, nurses, care homes, community pharmacists, secondary care and the local authority. The successful applicants will need to be self-motivated and a self-starter, whilst also integrating into a well-established team. You will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills together with a good working knowledge of primary care and the challenges facing medicines management in the new era.

If you have a can-do attitude and are excited about working within primary care to deliver a joined-up approach to care, we would love to hear from you.

About us

The employment of the role is hosted by the H&F GP Federation, an umbrella organisation with all 29 practices within the borough at its heart.

You will work closely with the Clinical Directors within the PCN and be embedded within practices to facilitate delivery of primary care at scale.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are the local delivery units for the NHS Long Term Plan and have been created with the intent of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and experience of care in defined geographical areas.

Pharmacists have a key role in this process, and in coming years additional funding will be available to enable PCNs to expand their workforce so that practice-based clinical pharmacists become the norm. This post represents the first step in building this PCN clinical pharmacist service.

The clinical aspects outlined in the role responsibilities are intended to:

Support and improve prescribing and medication-related processes at a practice level

Improve the safety of prescribing, especially around repeat medication and transfers of care

Improve the quality of prescribing, with a specific focus on National Service Specifications

Understand and address medication-related challenges specific to this PCN

Enable Practices to optimize medicines-related targets in QOF

In addition to these, the Clinical Pharmacist post has been created to provide the leadership necessary to create a sustainable clinical pharmacy service for this PCN, including the training and development of clinical and non-clinical staff.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

The key responsibilities for the PCN pharmacist have been determined by NHS England and are described on page 20 of the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service Specifications1:

These are set out as follows:

a. Clinical pharmacists will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas.

b. They will be prescribers, or will be completing training to become prescribers, and will work with and alongside the general practice team. They will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic diseases and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes, those with multiple co-morbidities (in particular frailty, COPD and asthma) and people with learning disabilities or autism (via STOMP- Stop Over Medication Programme).

c. They will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients at the PCNs practices and to help in tackling inequalities.

d. Clinical pharmacists will provide leadership on person centred medicines optimisation (including ensuring prescribers in the practice conserve antibiotics in line with local antimicrobial stewardship guidance) and quality improvement, whilst contributing to the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services. Through structured medication reviews, clinical pharmacists will support patients to take their medications to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote self-care.

e. Clinical pharmacists will have a leadership role in supporting further integration of general practice with the wider healthcare teams (including community and hospital pharmacy) to help improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage general practice workload. The role has the potential to significantly improve quality of care and safety for patients.

f. They will develop relationships and work closely with other pharmacy professionals across PCNs and the wider health and social care system.

g. Clinical pharmacists will take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols, clinical research with medicines, liaison with specialist pharmacists (including mental health and reduction of inappropriate antipsychotic use in people with learning difficulties), liaison with community pharmacists and anticoagulation.

In addition to these generic responsibilities, the Clinical Pharmacist will have responsibilities specific to this PCN. These will remain within the domains of medicines management, clinical service provision, staff development and service integration, but may include the following:

Identifying and performing practice and PCN audits

Addressing unwarranted variation within defined scope

Generating reports and presenting these at meetings as required

Day to day management of the PCN clinical pharmacist team, when in post

Training and development of clinical and non-clinical PCN colleagues

Supporting community pharmacists to improve population health

The post-holder will be responsible for building relationships between services and managing and planning their own workload. The Practice-specific part of their role may vary dependent on the needs of member practices but will be within the overall domains outlined above.

They will be expected to remain up-to-date in regard to mandatory training, and professional regulation including requirements for Continuing Professional Development.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, but it aims to highlight typical responsibilities of the post. It may be reviewed in agreement with the post holder. The post holder will be required to comply with all policies and procedures issued by and on behalf of their employer. The employer and all partners are Equal Opportunities employers and the post holder is expected to promote this in all aspects of their work.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work with unpredictable situations and under pressure and to tight deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to manage conflict calmly and positively, and adhere to procedures under pressure.
  • Ability to plan, respond and positively contribute to operational change.
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information.
  • Familiarity with the audit cycle and collecting data.

Experience

Essential

  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Knowledge of policy governing general practice and its operations.
  • Knowledge of financial drivers within general practice.
  • High level of clinical acumen, with the ability to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review medication and medical conditions.
  • Awareness of personal clinical limitations and ability to seek help when needed.
  • 2 + years experience as a practicing pharmacist post qualification.
  • Clinical pharmacy experience, ideally having worked within hospital up to band 7 or above.
  • Experience in a patient facing role.
  • Experience in using Clinical Systems

Desirable

  • Community pharmacy experience with a high level of clinical involvement and skill.
  • Experience with SystemOne.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current registration with General Pharmaceutical Council, which must be maintained.
  • Clinical pharmacists being employed through the Network Contract DES funding will either be enrolled in or have qualified from an accredited training pathway that equips the clinical pharmacists to be able to practice and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting (currently the CPPE Clinical Pharmacist training pathways.

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

Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation

Address

20 Dawes Road

London

SW6 7EN


Employer's website

https://www.hfgpfed.co.uk/

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PCN Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

London, London
1 day ago
London, London
1 day ago

PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Primrose Hill Surgery

The closing date is 19 March 2021

Job overview

The Clinical Pharmacist will provide support to the GP surgeries and PCNs, the patients they cover and the delivery of local and national services - to achieve improvement in the quality of patient care and the cost effectiveness of prescribing.

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 For full summary see the job description

Main duties of the job

The role is diverse and will likely evolve depending on the needs of the PCN and the ability of the post holder. You can expect the role to include risk stratification, patient facing medicines support, audit work to assist in meeting practice targets, repeat prescribing, unplanned hospital admission, medicine safety, CQC preparation, implementation of local/national guidelines and general quality improvement across the region.

If you have a can-do attitude and are excited about working within primary care to deliver a joined-up approach to care, we would love to hear from you.

About us

Central Hampstead PCN has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Clinical Pharmacist in the London Borough of Camden, supporting practices to deliver their network plans. Central Hampstead PCN comprises five practices covering a population of 36,000 patients.

The PCN is enhancing their collaborative working approach across practices, including the recruitment of a new workforce under the new Network Direct Enhanced Services (DES) Contract. PCNs are the local delivery units for the NHS Long Term Plan and have been created with the intent of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and experience of care in defined geographical areas

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted but we would like to thank you for your interest in our Primary Care Network

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 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).

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 nonmedical prescriber.

Collaborative Working Relationships

Recognises the roles of other colleagues within the organisation and their role to patient care Demonstrates use of appropriate communication to gain the co-operation of relevant stakeholders (including patients, senior and peer colleagues, and other professionals, other NHS/private organisations e.g. CCGs) Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a team Is able to recognise personal limitations and refer to more appropriate colleague(s) when necessary Actively work toward developing and maintaining effective working relationships both within and outside the practice and locality Foster and maintain strong links with all services across locality Explores the potential for collaborative working and takes opportunities to initiate and sustain such relationships Demonstrates ability to integrate general practice with community and hospital pharmacy teams Liaises with CCG colleagues including CCG Pharmacists on prescribing related matters to ensure consistency of patient care and benefit Liaises with CCG pharmacists and Heads of Medicines Management/ Optimisation to benefit from peer support Liaises with other stakeholders as needed for the collective benefit of patients including but not limited to Patients GP, nurses and other practice staff Other healthcare professionals including CCG pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, optometrists, dentists, health and social care teams and dieticians etc. Locality / GP prescribing lead Locality managers Community nurses and other allied health professionals Community and hospital pharmacy teams Hospital staff with responsibilities for prescribing and medicines optimisation

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Completion of an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.Have experience and an awareness of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in general practice May hold or be working towards an independent prescribing qualification. Recognises priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate Able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct Involves patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidelines. NB: it is anticipated level of qualification held may vary according to the level of position and the components of the role being carried out, see person specification for details.

Leadership:

Demonstrate understanding of the pharmacy role in governance and is able to implement this appropriately within the workplace. Demonstrate understanding of, and contributes to, the workplace vision Engages with Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and involves PPGs in development of the role and practices Demonstrates ability to improve quality within limitations of service Reviews yearly progress and develops clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by others. Demonstrate ability to motivate self to achieve goals Promotes diversity and equality in people management techniques and leads by example.

Management:

Demonstrate understanding of the implications of national priorities for the team and/or service Demonstrate understanding of the process for effective resource utilisation Demonstrate understanding of, and conforms to, relevant standards of practice Demonstrates ability to identify and resolve risk management issues according to policy/protocol Follows professional and organisational policies/procedures relating to performance management Demonstrate ability to extend boundaries of service delivery within the team

Education, Training and Development:

Understands and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to members in the team and/or service Demonstrates understanding of the mentorship process Demonstrates ability to conduct teaching and assessment effectively according to a learning plan with supervision from more experience colleague Demonstrates self-development through continuous professional development activity; working alongside senior clinical pharmacist to identifying areas to develop Participates in the delivery of formal education programmes Demonstrates an understanding of current educational policies relevant to working areas of practice and keeps up to date with relevant clinical practice. Ensures appropriate clinical supervision is in place to support development Enrolled into review and appraisal systems within the practice

Research and Evaluation:

Demonstrates ability to critically evaluate and review literature Demonstrates ability to identify where there is a gap in the evidence base to support practice Demonstrates ability to generate evidence suitable for presentations at practice and local level Demonstrates ability to apply research evidence base into working place Demonstrates understanding of principles of research governance.

Health and Safety/Risk Management

The post-holder must comply at all times with the Practices Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System. The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (1984) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).

Equality and Diversity

The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

Respect for Patient Confidentiality

The post-holder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.

Special Working Conditions

The post-holder is required to travel independently between practice sites (where applicable), and to attend meetings etc. hosted by other agencies. The post-holder will have contact with body fluids i.e. wound exudates; urine etc. while in clinical practice.

Job Description Agreement

This job description is intended to provide an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities only. There may be other duties required of the post-holder commensurate with the position. This description will be open to regular review and may be amended to take into account development within the Practice. All members of staff should be prepared to take on additional duties or relinquish existing duties in order to maintain the efficient running of the Practice. This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary in consultation with the post holder.

For full Job Description kindly see attached

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

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

Desirable

  • Completed Mandatory Training:
  • Basic Life Support
  • Safeguarding children
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Prevent
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Fire Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • NHS Conflict Resolution
  • Infection Control
  • Information Governance
  • Covid vaccination

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

Primrose Hill Surgery

Address

99 Regents Park Road

London

NW1 8UR


Employer's website

https://www.primrosehillsurgery.co.uk/

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Clinical Pharmacist- Dashwood PCN

National Health Service

Cressex, HC
5 days ago
Cressex, HC
5 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist- Dashwood PCN

FedBucks Ltd

The closing date is 26 March 2021

Job overview

The advent of primary care networks provides an exciting opportunity to expand upon and extend the pharmacist role in primary care.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Clinical Pharmacist to join the Dashwood PCN within our GP practice network, Covering the following regions:

  • Chiltern House Medical Centre
  • Wye Valley Surgery
  • The Riverside Surgery
  • Carrington House Surgery
  • Stokenchurch Medical Centre
  • Cressex Health Centre

Clinical pharmacists will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas. Clinical Pharmacist will be prescribers, or will be completing training to become prescribers, and will work with and alongside the general practice team.

Main duties of the job

The role will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic disease and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes, those with multiple co-morbidities (in particular frailty, COPD and asthma) and people with learning disabilities or autism (through STOMP Stop Over Medication Programme).

You will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients in the PCNs practices and to help tackling inequalities.

About us

FedBucks is a federation of 45 GP practices covering a population of over 485,000 patients across Buckinghamshire. We began in 2016 and now employ around 200 members of staff across our head office sites, and our planned and unplanned care services.

As a GP Federation, we are proud to represent our member practices and to champion primary care by working with local general practice and system partners in the provision of community-based healthcare services. We are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate care to our patients across our range of primary and unplanned healthcare services in Buckinghamshire, and believe in continuous commitment to quality service delivery and positive patient outcomes.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we pride ourselves in ensuring our patients feel safe, supported, communicated with and respected, at a time when they may be feeling vulnerable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical pharmacists will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas.

You will be prescribers, or will be completing training to become prescribers, and will work with and alongside the general practice team. You will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic disease and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes, those with multiple co-morbidities (in particular frailty, COPD and asthma) and people with learning disabilities or autism (through STOMP Stop Over Medication Programme).

You will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients in the PCNs practices and to help tackling inequalities.

Clinical Pharmacists will provide leadership on person centered medicines optimization (including ensuring prescribers in the practices conserve antibiotics in line with antimicrobial stewardship guidance) and quality improvement, whilst contributing to the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services. Through structured medication reviews, clinical pharmacists will support patients to take their medicines and to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote self-care.

Clinical pharmacists will have a leadership role in supporting further integration of general practices with the wider healthcare teams (including community and hospital pharmacy) to help improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and to help manage general practice workload. The role has the potential to significantly improve quality of care and safety for patients.

You will develop relationships and work closely with other pharmacy professionals across Primary Care Networks and the wider health and social care system.

Clinical pharmacists will take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols, clinical research with medicines, liaison with specialist pharmacists (including mental health and reduction of inappropriate antipsychotic use in people with learning difficulties) liaison with community pharmacists and anticoagulation.

All clinical pharmacists will be part of a professional clinical network and will have access to appropriate clinical supervision as outlined in the Network Contract DES guidance. As the number of clinical pharmacists working in PCNs increases, this should be on a ratio of one senior clinical pharmacist to five junior clinical pharmacists, and in all cases appropriate peer support and supervision must be in place.

As part of the NHS England Network Contract DES funding for Clinical Pharmacists the successful candidate will have access to accredited training pathway that equips the pharmacist to be able to practice and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting and to deliver the key responsibilities of the role As part of this the candidate will be part of a supportive network of pharmacists across the region.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
  • Registered with GPhC
  • Member of RPS
  • Specialist knowledge through a Postgraduate Diploma and qualifications (e.g. clinical, community, therapeutics) or equivalent
  • Evidence of recent and relevant Continuing Professional Development
  • Independent prescriber status or a commitment to undertake the course

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

FedBucks Ltd

Address

1-2 Chichester House

Lincolns Inn, Lincolns Road

Cressex, High Wycombe

HP12 3RE


Employer's website

https://www.fedbucks.co.uk/


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Clinical Pharmacist- BMW PCN

National Health Service

Cressex, HC
2 days ago
Cressex, HC
2 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist- BMW PCN

FedBucks Ltd

The closing date is 26 March 2021

Job overview

The advent of primary care networks provides an exciting opportunity to expand upon and extend the pharmacist role in primary care.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Clinical Pharmacist to join the BMW PCN within our GP practice network, Covering the following regions:

  • Berryfields Medical Centre
  • Meadowcroft Surgery
  • Whitehill Surgery

Clinical pharmacists will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas. Clinical Pharmacist will be prescribers, or will be completing training to become prescribers, and will work with and alongside the general practice team.

Main duties of the job

The role will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic disease and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes, those with multiple co-morbidities (in particular frailty, COPD and asthma) and people with learning disabilities or autism (through STOMP Stop Over Medication Programme).

You will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients in the PCNs practices and to help tackling inequalities.

About us

FedBucks is a federation of 45 GP practices covering a population of over 485,000 patients across Buckinghamshire. We began in 2016 and now employ around 200 members of staff across our head office sites, and our planned and unplanned care services.

As a GP Federation, we are proud to represent our member practices and to champion primary care by working with local general practice and system partners in the provision of community-based healthcare services. We are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate care to our patients across our range of primary and unplanned healthcare services in Buckinghamshire, and believe in continuous commitment to quality service delivery and positive patient outcomes.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we pride ourselves in ensuring our patients feel safe, supported, communicated with and respected, at a time when they may be feeling vulnerable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical pharmacists will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas.

You will be prescribers, or will be completing training to become prescribers, and will work with and alongside the general practice team. You will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic disease and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes, those with multiple co-morbidities (in particular frailty, COPD and asthma) and people with learning disabilities or autism (through STOMP Stop Over Medication Programme).

You will provide specialist expertise in the use of medicines whilst helping to address both the public health and social care needs of patients in the PCNs practices and to help tackling inequalities.

Clinical Pharmacists will provide leadership on person centered medicines optimization (including ensuring prescribers in the practices conserve antibiotics in line with antimicrobial stewardship guidance) and quality improvement, whilst contributing to the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services. Through structured medication reviews, clinical pharmacists will support patients to take their medicines and to get the best from them, reduce waste and promote self-care.

Clinical pharmacists will have a leadership role in supporting further integration of general practices with the wider healthcare teams (including community and hospital pharmacy) to help improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and to help manage general practice workload. The role has the potential to significantly improve quality of care and safety for patients.

You will develop relationships and work closely with other pharmacy professionals across Primary Care Networks and the wider health and social care system.

Clinical pharmacists will take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols, clinical research with medicines, liaison with specialist pharmacists (including mental health and reduction of inappropriate antipsychotic use in people with learning difficulties) liaison with community pharmacists and anticoagulation.

All clinical pharmacists will be part of a professional clinical network and will have access to appropriate clinical supervision as outlined in the Network Contract DES guidance. As the number of clinical pharmacists working in PCNs increases, this should be on a ratio of one senior clinical pharmacist to five junior clinical pharmacists, and in all cases appropriate peer support and supervision must be in place.

As part of the NHS England Network Contract DES funding for Clinical Pharmacists the successful candidate will have access to accredited training pathway that equips the pharmacist to be able to practice and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting and to deliver the key responsibilities of the role As part of this the candidate will be part of a supportive network of pharmacists across the region.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent Registered with GPhC Member of RPS Specialist knowledge through a Postgraduate Diploma and qualifications (e.g. clinical, community, therapeutics) or equivalent Evidence of recent and relevant Continuing Professional Development Independent prescriber status or a commitment to undertake the course

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

FedBucks Ltd

Address

1-2 Chichester House

Lincolns Inn, Lincolns Road

Cressex, High Wycombe

HP12 3RE


Employer's website

https://www.fedbucks.co.uk/


Job Type

full-time

Posted

2 days ago

Description

Clinical Pharmacist Care Homes and PCNs

Dacorum Healthcare Providers Ltd

The closing date is 21 March 2021

Job overview

To work as part of DHPL pharmacy team to improve the population/patients health outcomes by providing direct, accessible, and timely medicines expertise to practices within Dacorum.

To pro-actively transfer workload relating to medicines optimisation issues from other clinical staff to improve patient care, safety and free up scarce clinical staff to spend more time on clinical care.

To act as a specialist and experienced point of contact/support in relation to elderly medicine and care home structured medication reviews and work very closely with the Care Home Improvement nurse(s) and GP clinical lead, member GP practices, locality pharmaceutical advisers and care home staff to deliver a programme of medicines optimisation in care homes.

To work in different GP practice and care homes throughout the working week.

To build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery within care homes.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist pharmacy services and pharmaceutical advice across Dacorum locality care homes and GP practices, and will be involved in optimising individual resident medication regimes and carrying out wider system and medicines management process reviews in selected care homes, including developing and implementing (with wider stakeholders) system wide process changes to ensure safe care of patients in care homes, and other specific members of the local population requiring such interventions. The post holder may also be required to train other colleagues in this specialist role to promote wider sustainability of the service.

About us

Dacorum Healthcare Providers Limited (DHPL) is the provider arm of the Dacorum GP Federation. The Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service 2020/2021 and Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework recommend the value of a clinical pharmacist as part of the MDT to help support and deliver on structured medication reviews and medicines optimisation in care homes.

We are delighted to announce that DHPL has just been awarded the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) Certificate of Achievement in recognition of exceptional contribution to the Primary Care workforce under the category of Supported Retention and Recruitment of Staff. As such, you will be joining an enthusiastic team of clinicians and administrators and will be well supported with on-going professional development (training support, CPD and peer support).

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist pharmacy services and pharmaceutical advice across Dacorum locality care homes and GP practices, and will be involved in optimising individual resident medication regimes and carrying out wider system and medicines management process reviews in selected care homes, including developing and implementing (with wider stakeholders) system wide process changes to ensure safe care of patients in care homes, and other specific members of the local population requiring such interventions. The post holder may also be required to train other colleagues in this specialist role to promote wider sustainability of the service.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in pharmacy
  • Member of the GPhC
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in a clinical pharmacy discipline OR evidence of extensive clinical training and experience
  • Post graduate experience in hospital and primary care pharmacy
  • Therapeutic and clinical knowledge in the pharmaceutical care of older people
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to masters level equivalent
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy, DES contract, EHCH framework, and appreciate the implications
  • Should have an appreciation of the relationship between the DoH, NHSE, PCNs, individual service providers, and commissioning organisations
  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action
  • Strategic thinking ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise
  • Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium, and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly
  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others. Experience of managing, working within, and motivating a team, and reviewing own and others performance
  • Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations to Sponsor/ Manager, with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult issues, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Experience of identifying and interpreting National policy
  • Experience of researching best practice (globally, private and public sector), interpreting its relevance and processes/ practices which could be implemented successfully to achieve system reform (advising on policy implementation)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate keyboard skills.
  • Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems in the area
  • Previously responsible for a budget, involved in budget setting and working knowledge of financial processes
  • Experience in training others, completing clinical audits and service evaluations, supporting other HCPs and trainees educational placement visits, and applying research to clinical practice.
  • Used to working in a busy environment
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Willing to engage with and learn from peers, other professionals and colleagues in the desire to provide or support the most appropriate interventions
  • Professional calm and efficient manner
  • Effective organizer, influencer and networker
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
  • Completer/Finisher
  • Self-Motivation
  • Adaptable
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Safeguarding adult and children level two/three
  • Immunisation status

Desirable

  • Member of relevant professional body
  • Non-medical Independent Prescriber
  • Undertaking or completed a relevant official CPPE NHSE pharmacist training pathway.
  • Significant experience in the use of the EMIS GP IT system and Eclipse programme
  • Comprehensive experience of project principles techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects.
  • In date CRB
  • Information Governance toolkit completion
  • Basic life support training

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

Dacorum Healthcare Providers Ltd

Address

16 Sovereign Park

Cleveland Way

Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire

HP2 7DA


Employer's website

https://www.dhpltd.net/