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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Haematology

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
5 days ago
Manchester, NW
5 days ago

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Haematology

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

We currently have an opportunity for a highly motivated enthusiastic specialist haematology pharmacist (band 8a). The post holder will specialise in the haemato-oncology pharmacy services offered within the trust including ambulatory care, CAR T therapy, TYA services, paediatric proton beam services, ward based services and haemato-oncology at peripheral sites. The post holder will ideally possess a NMP qualification and assist in the MDT outpatient clinics. They will play a key role in the future development of services regarding day case and CAR T services and new initiatives in collaboration with the lead haematology pharmacist and lead pharmacist for clinical services.

If you are enthusiastic and keen to make a positive contribution to the care of cancer patients, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To deliver and evaluate clinical pharmacy services to haematology cancer patients and teenage young adolescent cancer patients in conjunction with the lead haematology pharmacist

To develop and maintain highly specialist knowledge in medicines used within the Trust especially in relation to the designated cancer disease group.

To be the lead pharmacist for the safe, efficient and cost effective use of medicine resources to the designated cancer disease group by the provision of education and training, procedures, policies and guidelines, and medicine usage information

About us

We are one of the largest oncology Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for clinical excellence, research and development. This is a unique opportunity to work with us and contribute to the challenging and rewarding specialty of haematology pharmacy.

We have implemented electronic prescribing for SACT across the Trust, and also at our outreach clinics and peripheral sites. Many of our pharmacists are working as non-medical prescribers with clinical teams in out-patient clinics, and an objective this year is to further expand the pharmacist prescribing model in out-patients clinics. We are also developing links with the University of Manchester and working on collaborative projects.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide specialist clinical pharmacy services to patients within the haematology division including service provision to haematology ward areas, teenage young adolescent unit (TYA), ambulatory care unit, proton beam therapy unit and day case areas, supporting and deputising for the lead haematology pharmacist.

To provide specialist clinical pharmacy services to haematology and TYA cancer disease group in accordance with all departmental, Trust and national standards, procedures and policies.

To beresponsible for the direct delivery and development of an out-patient clinical practice, or within the day case setting within the Trust.

To be trained as an independent prescriber and prescribe to appropriate patients in agreement with the relevant Consultants.

To work closely with and provide pharmaceutical advice to medical staff, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and patients.

  • To contribute to further developments, implementation and maintaining the satellite pharmacy provision on the haematology day case and ambulatory care units in conjunction with the lead technician and the lead haematology pharmacist.
  • To contribute to the oversight of CAR T therapy initiatives and other service developments / initiatives in conjunction with the lead haematology pharmacists.

To develop and maintain drug protocols and treatment guidelines and standard operating protocols both within the clinical pharmacy service and the designated cancer disease group. Reviewing evidence-based guidelines and protocols in conjunction with fellow healthcare professionals, in order to advance the safe, clinical effective and cost efficient use of medicines for patients.

To contribute to the maintenance of local and national databases surrounding medication use related to the haematology service including immunoglobulins.

To ensure compliance with company based patient safety schemes.

To ensure appropriate use of antibiotics and antifungal agents and contribute to relevant audits as required.

To attend relevant MDT meetings, relevant specialist pharmacy groups and contribute to meetings relevant to the designated disease group as appropriate.

To liaise with the Director of Pharmacy, and the lead designated cancer disease group consultants, to forecast drug expenditure and to identify or any changes in prescribing practices that may potentially impact on the drugs budget (drug forecasting)

Gain an understanding of the principle and practice of the Trust's budgeting system and support the management of drug expenditure by clinicians and senior managers

Represent the pharmacy service at appropriate clinical unit and divisional meetings on request

To monitor and interpret published evidence and computer reports of drug usage, to use this data to report to the lead clinicians and Director of Pharmacy, implementing agreed policies aimed at improving patient outcomes and containing drug expenditure

To provide evaluated pharmaceutical information to the Drugs and Therapeutic Committee as requested

To support the development of the Electronic Prescribing process across the Trust.

To support thedesignated cancer disease group through the development and implementation of electronic prescribing for out patients and in patients.

To support prescribing at the individual patient level, contributing to the optimisation of patients drug therapy with due consideration to risk/benefit issues.

To provide pharmaceutical care, contributing to the multi-professional team through ward pharmacy services and attendance on appropriate clinicians ward rounds and meetings.

Facilitate effective communication about relevant pharmacy issues to clinicians and senior managers and the identification of opportunities for development of pharmacy services to match identified services and care needs.

To demonstrate awareness and commitment to the Trusts Clinical Governance Plan

In conjunction with the lead haematology pharmacist and Principal Pharmacist in Clinical Services, to establish processes for the setting of standards of care, identifying the risks involved and implement changes that need to occur to achieve these.

To undertake clinical audit and practice research as part of the multi-disciplinary audit process within the designated disease group and clinical pharmacy service.

To identify and report any systemic or preventable errors associated with medicines within the Cancer Centre Services Division, and facilitate learning.

General Duties

To assist and participate in the development, implementation and management of training initiatives and competency frameworks within the clinical pharmacy service.

Together with colleagues to be involved in the maintenance of cost-effective and efficient pharmacy services and to participate in their regular review and development.

To participate in clinical audit or practice research as required.

To represent pharmacy and act as a link person at relevant meetings and conferences

To provide education and training to pharmacy, medical and nursing staff.

To act as a mentor / role model to junior pharmacists and undertake regular appraisals.

To participate in the clinical training of pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.

To actively participate in the clinical pharmacy ward service rota to all patients within the Trust as required

To be responsible for the clinical screening/review of chemotherapy prescriptions for designated patient groups, including clinical trial prescriptions and to clinically screen/ review in-patient and outpatient prescriptions.

To check and supply medication to and for patients, including clinical trials and to counsel patients or medical or nursing staff on their correct use.

To participate in prescription clinical screening and final product checking rotas.

To give advice on the storage, administration and therapeutic use of drugs to patients, medical / nursing staff and other colleagues. To provide written information as necessary.

To follow local, Trust and National guidelines for safe medicines practice.

To contribute to the revision of the Trusts drug formulary.

To identify own training needs.

Maintain a CPD portfolio.

To participate in all department rotas, weekend service and Bank Holiday working and on-call as requested.

To undertake any other duties consistent with the nature of the post as requested by the Pharmacy Managers and the Trust.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Vocational Masters Degree or equivalent in Pharmacy
  • Membership of General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable

  • Independent prescribing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post registration experience within hospital within oncology
  • Financial awareness and drug budgets
  • Providing medicines information and advice
  • Screening/ reviewing prescriptions including oral chemotherapy.
  • Training or teaching pharmacy/nursing/medical staff
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working

Desirable

  • Audit work.

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Self motivating
  • Ability to work under pressure, highly organised, work to deadlines
  • Ability to manage and implement change
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff
  • IT literate
  • Training skills. Ability to train and act as mentor to other members of staff.

Desirable

  • Project implementation.

Knowledge

Essential

  • National cancer guidance documents, NICE, CDF
  • Sound medicines and clinical knowledge. Cost effective use of medicines and medicines management
  • National intrathecal guidance

Other

Essential

  • On call duties.
  • Flexible working hours if required
  • Bank holiday working

Desirable

  • Driving licence.

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

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Pharmacy - E00042

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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PCN Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

St. Helens, NW
1 day ago
St. Helens, NW
1 day ago

PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Haydock Medical Centre

The closing date is 02 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacist in Newton & Haydock Primary Care Network - a forward-looking PCN of 6 GP practices serving a total of 45,000 patients.

The successful candidate(s) will work with one or two GP practices.

They will embed into a team of GP's, pharmacists, technicians, practice nurses, mental health practitioners, frailty practitioners, social prescribers and physiotherapists.

They will work with supportive colleagues in the network pharmacist team to promote high-quality prescribing and optimise the management of long-term conditions.

The network will facilitate enrolment onto the 18 Month CPPE Primary Care Pathway and Independent prescriber training.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and run processes for repeat prescription re-authorisation; management of medicines on transfer of care; systems for safer prescribing; and caseload management of patients to deliver Structured Medication Reviews.

Previous experience in hospital and/or GP surgery is essential.

About us

The PCN consists of the following practices:

  • Haydock Medical Centre
  • Patterdale Lodge Group Practice
  • Vista Rd Surgery
  • Newton Medical Centre
  • Newton Community Hospital Practice
  • Dr Rahil's Surgery

You will be joining a supportive team of 5 Pharmacists and a Technician.

We are a positive, organised and innovative team.

Our colleagues have a flexible and can-do attitude to their work. This is coupled with a focus on the delivery of high quality care in a continuously developing and fast paced environment.

If you share these qualities and would like to join our team Please apply with a covering letter and CV

All applications are to be sent by email to mubeen.ahmed@sthelensccg.nhs.uk

Closing date for applications - Tuesday 2nd March.

Interviews will be held Thursday 11th March.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within their clinical competencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide expertise in clinical medicines management, provide face to face structured medication reviews, manage long term conditions, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, manage repeat prescription authorisations and reauthorisation, acute prescription request, while addressing both the public health and social care needs of patients in the GP practice(s) that make up the PCN.

The post holder will perform face to face medication review of patients with polypharmacy especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities. The post holder will provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit and well as managing some aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

This role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver an excellent service within general practice.

The post holder will be supported to develop their role to become a non-medical prescriber, if that qualification is not already held.

Please see Supporting Documents for list of key duties and responsibilities

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Willing to enrol onto the CPPE 18-month Primary care pharmacy education pathway if not already completed.
  • Willing to enrol onto an Independant prescribing course if not already completed.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of two years experience as a pharmacist.
  • Prior experience in hospital, general practice or CCG

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

Haydock Medical Centre

Address

Woodside Road

Haydock

St. Helens

Merseyside

WA11 0NA


Employer's website

https://www.haydockmc.com/

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Clinical Pharmacist (PCN) - West Chester

National Health Service

Tattenhall, NW
3 days ago
Tattenhall, NW
3 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist (PCN) - West Chester

The Pharmacist Network

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinically focused, highly motivated pharmacist to join our team at Rural Health Alliance PCN. We are a forward thinking PCN who want to utilise our team of pharmacists to innovate our pharmacist led services.

Working with a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, you will support up to 6 GP surgeries within a close geography with the development of their pharmacy service. You will be enrolled on an 18-month national training programme, including attainment of an independent prescribing qualification (if applicable) and be supported by a national network of pharmacists who are undertaking the same journey, led by clinical pharmacists with a wealth of primary care experience to support your development.

We are keen to hear from pharmacists of all backgrounds and level of experience, Independent Prescribing qualification or working towards is an essential requirement.

Main duties of the job

As Clinical Pharmacist you will confidently act within professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of pharmacists. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role, working with colleagues to help resolve medication-related issues, helping to utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes and ensure better access to healthcare

You will support practice staff with prescription and medication queries. Help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patients.

You will support with prescribing practices across the PCN, providing clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement.

The role is pivotal to improving quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.

About us

The Rural Alliance PCN is a group of six practices in rural West Cheshire who have come together to work collaboratively. The alliance is made up of 18.2 whole time equivalent GPs serving a patient population of approximately 38,000. The PCN consists of the medical practices at Kelsall, Tarporley, Bunbury, Tattenhall and Malpas.

Our vision is to provide new services to our patients, by employing a range of additional roles in addition. This year, this includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and social prescribers. This is will be followed by the addition of physiotherapists and paramedics to our team making sure our patients see the right person in the right place at the right time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role will be based across two sites.

Responsibilities and Duties

Medicine reviews:

Conduct telephone, face-to-face, virtual and domiciliary (where appropriate) clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients including those with complex polypharmacy

Review the on-going need for each medication, ensuring monitoring needs are performed and an opportunity to support patients achieve better health outcomes

Reduce inappropriate poly-pharmacy and wasteful prescribing. Make appropriate recommendations

Repeat prescribing:

Advise and implement a practice repeat prescribing policy.

Manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing patient requests for repeat prescriptions and reviewing medicines reaching review dates and flagging up those needing a review.

Ensure patients have appropriate monitoring tests in place when required.

Medicine information to practice staff and patients:

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.

Providing follow up for patients to monitor the effect of any changes

Medicine Management including Risk stratification:

Ensure Drug monitoring robust systems are in place for drug monitoring at each practice , streamlining these where possible.

Develop and implement ways to improve monitoring of high-risk medication such as anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, and DMARDs, etc

Monitor practice prescribing against local guidelines and formulary recommendations

Identification of cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines through pre-prepared practice computer searches

Develop prescribing guidelines for use within the Primary Care Network

Help increase uptake of Electronic Repeat Dispensing where required

Telephone medicines support:

Provide telephone support for patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines.

Patient facing medicines support:

Provide patient facing and/or virtual appointments or clinics for those with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines in the practice

Management of common/minor/self-limiting ailments:

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,

Unplanned hospital admissions:

Review the use of medicines most commonly associated with unplanned hospital admissions and readmissions through audit and individual patient reviews.

Put in place changes to reduce the prescribing of these medicines to highrisk patient groups.

Management of medicines on discharge from hospital:

To reconcile medicines following discharge from hospitals, intermediate care and into care homes, including identifying and rectifying unexplained changes and working with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge.

Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medicines supply to highrisk groups of patients (e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or those in care homes).

Signposting:

Ensure that patients are referred to the appropriate healthcare professional for the appropriate level of care within an appropriate period of time e.g. pathology results, common/minor ailments, acute conditions, long term condition reviews etc.

Medicines safety & quality improvement:

Implement changes to medicines that result from MHRA alerts, product withdrawal and other local and national guidance.

Undertake clinical audits of prescribing in areas directed by the GPs, feedback the results and implement changes in conjunction with the practice team.

Implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations:

Monitor practice prescribing against the local health economys RAG list and make recommendations to GPs for medicines that should be prescribed by hospital doctors (red drugs) or subject to shared care (amber drugs).

Assist practices in seeing and maintaining a practice formulary that is hosted on the practices computer system.

Auditing practices compliance against NICE technology assessment guidance.

Patient facing clinical medication review:

Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for senior clinical pharmacist, nurses and/or GP on prescribing and monitoring.

For patients with longterm condition review the on-going need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicines taking ensuring they get the best use of their medicines (i.e. medicines optimisation). Make appropriate recommendations to GPs for medicine improvement.

See (where appropriate either face to face or using video consultation) patients with single or multiple medical problems where medicine optimisation is required (e.g. COPD, asthma).

In conjunction with the CCG Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy team undertake clinical medication reviews with patients in Care Homes and produce recommendations for the senior clinical pharmacist, nurses or GPs on prescribing and monitoring.

Work with care home staff to improve safety of medicines ordering and administration.

Undertake clinical medication reviews with housebound patients and those requiring domiciliary visits. Produce recommendations for nurses and GPs on prescribing and monitoring.

Attend and refer patients to multidisciplinary case conferences.

Education and Training:

Provide education and training to primary healthcare team on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.

Care Quality Commission:

Work with the general practice team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.

Public health:

To support public health campaigns.

To provide specialist knowledge on all public health programmes available to the general public.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Pharmacy, MPharm/BPharm
  • GPhC Registered
  • Full driving licence
  • IP Qualified or working toward an IP qualification

Desirable

  • General Practice and understanding of medicines optimisation roles
  • Member of the RPS
  • Clinical Diploma
  • Minor ailments qualification
  • Clinical systems trained (SystemOne/Emis/Vision)

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

The Pharmacist Network

Address

Tattenhall Village Surgery,

Ravensholme Lane,

Tattenhall,

Chester

CH3 9RE


Employer's website

http://www.thepharmacistnetwork.co.uk/

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Senior Rotational Clinical Pharmacist (Specialist Medicine)

National Health Service

Salford Care Organisation, NW
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Salford Care Organisation, NW
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year
Today
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Reference: 236-SCO-P079-2021

Employer:
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group was created by bringing together staff and services from two NHS Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of over 19,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us.


Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has an extremely successful track record in delivering high quality patient services for the populations of Salford, Greater Manchester and beyond, with consistently high performances in a number of NHS league tables. We are an Integrated Care Organisation bringing together health and social care services. We have recently joined with Pennine Acute Care to form the Northern Care Alliance.

Our busy and dynamic pharmacy department is a forward thinking environment. constantly aiming to improve services and training programmes. We are recognised as digitally advanced within the healthcare sector and we have been successful in a number of innovation bids to support our aims.

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our aseptics and specialist medicine clinical pharmacy team. The right candidate will be an enthusiastic pharmacist with an interest in both aseptics and clinical work. In return you will join the clinical team supporting the haematology, renal, gastroenterology, intestinal failure, medical high dependency and metabolic medicine teams. You will also become a member of the aseptics team, with the opportunity to gain exposure to various aspects of the quality management system and provide professional supervision of the work in the Aseptic Services Department including final product check and release of aseptically prepared items.

You will be based at Salford Royal and work across a number of specialist and tertiary referral services. This post offers an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills working with a team of highly specialist and nationally recognised pharmacy experts.

You must have at least two years hospital experience and have completed at least the first year of a post graduate clinical diploma. An opportunity to develop a non-medical prescribing role will be supported for the right candidate.

You will work with the other senior rotational pharmacists to support the dispensary and aseptic services. Weekend working and a home-based on-call service are part of this role.

If you have a strong work ethic, a can do attitude and are enthusiastic and passionate about pharmacy we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameElizabeth LamertonJob titlePrincipal Clinical PharmacistEmail addressElizabeth.lamerton@srft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 206 1050Additional contact information

Gillian Crawshaw
Pharmacy PA
Gillian.crawshaw@srft.nhs.uk
0161 206 1050



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If you have any queries please contact the Manager for this vacancy as detailed in the advert.

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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Sandbach, NW
2 days ago
Sandbach, NW
2 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist

Ashfields Primary Care Centre

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

Having our own Clinical Pharmacist team for several years we now wish to further expand the team and pharmacist support for the practice.You will be working alongside our 4 Clinical Pharmacists, be based at our purpose built surgery in Sandbach, and will be an integral part of the clinical team.

Main duties of the job

You will support the practice with its prescribing, the management of long term conditions, and patients in Care Homes, medical information queries,and discharge medication reconciliation. you will be involved in improving prescribing safety and quality improvement. There will be patient contact, also collaborative working with colleagues across our Primary Care Network.

We are looking for the right person to join us, so would consider part or full-time. Primary care experience is preferred, but not essential. We are keen for the post holder to have a non-medical prescribing qualification, but if this is not held, training can be provided and will be reflected in the starting salary. You will work closely with the Senior Clinical Pharmacist, so will enable mentoring and on the job training.

About us

Ashfields is a large, successful practice committed to quality, innovation, and are forward thinking in our delivery of care. We are the only GP practice in Sandbach providing a fully integrated primary care service. We are a progressive teaching practice, looking after 26,000 patients,have a wide multidisciplinary team and are involved in our local Primary Care Network.We encourage training and development, we strive to provide excellent patient care, and are happy to achieve high patient satisfaction scores.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main purpose of job:

  • To contribute to improved health outcomes in long term conditions as a member of the multidisciplinary primary care team

  • To provide specialist knowledge and advice on pharmaceutical matters, including cost-effective prescribing and clinical guidelines for disease treatment, and to also provide evidence-based education and training in partnership with Sandbach GPs

  • To practice as an independent non-medical prescriber by holding face to face consultations

Main tasks/overview of responsibilities:

Responsibility for Patient Care

  • To work as part of the practice multidisciplinary team in developing and implementing pharmaceutical care plans for patients with long term conditions

  • To develop and implement a programme of care to prevent unnecessary medication related admissions to hospital

  • To conduct medication reviews, including monitoring patients clinical results and ensuring notes are correct and up-to-date, ensuring that drug safety recommendations are implemented

  • To support and assist Sandbach GPs in achieving safe, evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing of medicines to patients

  • To reconcile medication post discharge and ensure that communication about medicine changes is effective

  • To review medication for new patients to ensure safe, cost-effective prescribing in line with practice/local prescribing policies

  • To educate and inform patients about their medicines and provide written information when necessary

  • To provide evidence based advice on prescribing matters to the practice population in an appropriate form

  • To liaise with pharmacists and other health care professionals in secondary and primary care to ensure continuity of care
  • To provide face to face consultations for long term condition clinics as an independent non-medical prescriber
  • To assist the practice in responding to patient complaints/conflicts related to medicines
  • To undertake clinical audit of care for both medicines and non-medicines related areas.

Responsibilities for Human Resources

  • To provide evidence-based education and training for Sandbach GPs and staff, involved with the use of medicines
  • To support the practice Prescriptions Team by providing training as necessary.

Responsibilities for physical and financial resources

  • To assist in the management of the practice prescribing budget by ensuring that prescribing is evidence-based and cost-effective
  • To help plan, develop and support the introduction of new working processes to optimise the quality of prescribing for patients and to make more efficient use of resources (both staff time and financial)
  • To ensure the safe and secure handling of medicines in the primary care setting and that this complies with current legislation.

Communications and leadership

  • To provide professional guidance, leadership and support to all staff in the development and maintenance of evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing practice
  • To provide regular reports and feedback to the lead GP and Ashfields Partnership Board, on progress with specific plans, budget expenditure and allocation of time to each element of the role
  • To provide clinical and therapeutic advice to all members of the primary health care team in order to promote safe and effective use of medicines
  • To liaise with other health care professionals within the multi-disciplinary team at Ashfields Primary Care centre
  • To attend/lead (as appropriate) the regular practice meetings
  • To empower others through knowledge, skills and expertise.

Planning and organising

  • To develop the necessary strategies, plans and networks required for successful implementation of the practice prescribing policy
  • To lead the implementation of the clinical governance agenda, and NICE guidelines
  • To comply with and be involved in producing, reviewing and updating organisational policies, procedures and guidelines relating to prescribing
  • To be aware of clinical research and evidence in relation to non-medical prescribing
  • To help ensure extended prescribing rights to nurse practitioners and other health professionals are introduced safely and effectively
  • To monitor trends and changes in practice and produce reports as deemed appropriate
  • To review and critically analyse literature, to establish its validity and disseminate as appropriate
  • To develop and implement therapeutic guidelines and to facilitate these process both clinically and managerially
  • To be available to visit care homes when necessary

Partnership working

  • To work in partnership with the Senior Clinical Pharmacist, GP Partner responsible for Medicines Management, Clinical Pharmacists, and Primary Care Network
  • To work in partnership with managers, multi-professional team, the medicines management team and non-medical teams to ensure compliance with the prescribing policies and related documents
  • To actively support case managers and other members of the practice multi-disciplinary teams in medication review and non-medical prescribing matters
  • To provide clinical and therapeutic advice to all members of the primary health care team in order to promote safe and effective use of medicines

Analysis and data management

  • To promote / research evidence-based practice that reflects the principles of governance and clinical effectiveness to improve the quality of patient care
  • To work with the appropriate managers and staff to develop systems for risk management and error / near miss reporting for all processes involving the use of medicines
  • To manage confidential patient data appropriately
  • To maintain professional accreditation and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the GPhC.

Research, Development and Audit

  • To co-ordinate the evaluation and audit of current prescribing practice and the impact of change
  • To identify areas for research or audit and develop research protocols and policies
  • To implement and audit standards in relation to non-medical prescribing in line with government legislation
  • To use research and audit to identify education and training needs and areas for service development
  • To disseminate findings from research audits and evaluation.

Equality and Diversity

  • To ensure equality of staff, practices and patients
  • To respect and protect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of professional activities, as required by the RPSGBs and GPhCs Code of Ethics and Standards.

Health & Safety

  • To be responsible for own health and safety associated with the role both on and off site
  • To ensure adherence to the RPSGBs and GPhCs Code of Ethics and Standards, including keeping up-to-date with an extensive range of clinical and therapeutic issues
  • To adhere to the practice clinical governance strategy.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council

Desirable

  • Hold or be working towards a Postgraduate Diploma
  • Hold or be working towards a prescribing qualification
  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years post-qualification experience in hospital, community or primary care pharmacy
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences, eg patients
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Work effectively independently and as part of a team

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Flexible

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

Ashfields Primary Care Centre

Address

Middlewich Road

Sandbach

Cheshire

CW11 1EQ


Employer's website

https://www.sandbachgps.nhs.uk/


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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
6 days ago
Manchester, NW
6 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

We have implemented the iQemo chemotherapy electronic prescribing system across all our out-patient clinics and ward areas within the Trust, outreach clinics and peripheral sites. Several of our pharmacists are undertaking prescribing courses and a key objective this year is to expand and establish the pharmacist prescribing model in out-patients clinics. We are continually developing links with the University of Manchester with work on collaborative projects.

We currently have an opportunity for a highly motivated enthusiastic clinical pharmacist, band 7 within the Trust. The post holder will support the pharmacy department in further developing the clinical pharmacy service to patients including electronic prescribing initiatives across the Trust. If you are enthusiastic and keen to make a positive contribution to the care of cancer patients, we would like to hear from you.

You will be actively encouraged to study for relevant formal qualifications.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality, patient focused clinical pharmacy and medicines supply service to oncology patients ensuring a safe, effective and efficient use of medicines.

To provide support to the dispensary, aseptic/satellite units including NCRN clinical trials

To support the pharmacy EP team and work closely with the Trusts project team to achieve full roll out and operational provision of the EPMA (Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) systems on introduction to the Trust.

To provide advice on medicine related issues and clinical trials to healthcare professionals To provide education and training support to nursing, medical staff and patients.

To provide an out of hours emergency service and contribute to the extended opening hours of the department including weekend and bank holiday working.

About us

We are one of the largest oncology Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for clinical excellence, research and development. This is a unique opportunity to work with us and contribute to the challenging and rewarding specialty of oncology pharmacy.

The Oak Road research and treatment centre houses pharmacy facilities including a dispensary and aseptic suite, supporting a massive growth in clinical trials and consolidating the chemotherapy provision within the Trust. The pharmacy department is working in partnership with The Christie Pharmacy Company (wholly owned subsidiary company) to provide dispensing and procurement services for the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To actively participate in the departmental training programme and complete competencies for each of the following areas: wards, dispensary, satellite pharmacy on Oak Road Treatment centre, clinical trials and aseptics. Duties will include the following:

Supporting the provision of clinical pharmacy services within the dispensaries, satellite pharmacy on Oak Road Treatment centre, and the aseptic services unit. Responsible for the clinical screening/review of prescriptions, both in-patients and outpatients, and to accurately check and supply medicines to patients, including clinical trials in accordance with all departmental, Trust and national standards, procedures and policies.

Delivering a clinical pharmacy service to designated patient groups, promoting best practice for all areas of pharmaceutical care in accordance with all local, Trust and national guidelines. To use specialist knowledge to identify and resolve complex pharmaceutical issues, taking into consideration other co-morbidity factors associated with the patient and liaise with medical and nursing staff.

Developing specialist knowledge and skills relating to oncology practice including Good Clinical Practice in clinical trials and an understanding of the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004

Oversee the patient specific reconstitution of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) from Baxter Healthcare and to provide the final check of IMPs from this service.

Providing the professional check and final release of items prepared within the aseptic unit.

Safe and effective screening / review of prescriptions for chemotherapy regimens, clinical trials and treatment strategies in use at the Christie including full awareness of the intrathecal chemotherapy policy.

Following local, Trust and National guidelines for safe medicines practice.

To promote and maintain cost-effective prescribing through involvement in the development, implementation and review of evidence-based guidelines and protocols with fellow healthcare professionals, under the management of the Principal Pharmacist for Clinical Services, to establish best practice for the area of clinical responsibility.

Medicines advice

To provide evidence based medicine advice where appropriate to ensure safe, effective, economical and timely use of medicines.

To provide advice on the storage, administration and therapeutic use of medicines to patients, medical and nursing staff and other healthcare colleagues.

To provide specialist medicines information including advice on clinical trials to healthcare professionals within the Greater Manchester network as appropriate.

Electronic prescribing

To support the maintenance of Electronic Prescribing (EP) and Pharmacy systems in conjunction with the EP project team contributing as necessary to ensure all tasks are completed to deadline.

To be responsible for liaising with the pharmacy team, ward nursing & medical teams and the Informatics department in relation to the implementation and maintenance of the Trusts EPMA systems including the planning and contribute to the delivery of the training requirements for individual user groups.

To check and validate all medicines and medicine order sets for accuracy, ease of use and patient safety if required.

To support issue reporting during the implementation of new initiatives to enable projects to be delivered effectively.

To contribute with the Informatics teams, management accountants, medical staff, pharmacy staff and other stakeholders in relation to problem solving, auditing, service development and statistical and financial drug transactions.

To contribute to the clinical governance process by undertaking risk assessments and by analysing data provided by the system with regard to safety and prescribing issues. To inform system users across the Trust of any risks or issues arising from use of the system.

Other clinical duties

To participate in Clinical Audit or practice research as required.

To maintain, lead (as appropriate) and contribute to the regular review and development of efficient pharmacy services, namely dispensary, satellite pharmacy on Oak Road Treatment centre, clinical, aseptic & clinical trial services.

To assist in the development of patient group directions (PGDs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate.

To provide the clinical pharmacy service to additional wards in the absence of colleagues.

Participate in clinical activities e.g. multidisciplinary ward rounds and deputise as needed e.g. clinical and committee meetings.

To provide clinical and professional supervision of junior pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists, technicians and students within the pharmacy department and in clinical areas of the Trust. To participate in the training of other healthcare professionals including nursing and medical staff.

To monitor and evaluate medicine usage and to encourage adherence to the hospital formulary. The post holder will be required to participate in formulary management, the financial monitoring of drug budgets to designated patient groups, and protocol and guideline review.

To report on new initiatives and/or developments within designated patient groups to the Director of Pharmacy and the Clinical Services Manager and where necessary discuss the impact on pharmacy services and the action to be taken.

Governance/risk

To demonstrate awareness and commitment to the Trusts Clinical & Research Governance agenda and to implement agreed clinical & research governance initiatives.

To participate in departmental, Trust and National risk management schemes such as error reporting systems and intervention monitoring.

To identify and manage risks in relation to medicine use according to local policy and protocols.

General

To attend departmental pharmacy meetings and any other meetings relevant to their role.

To develop time management skills to ensure appropriate prioritisation of workload in all areas of work.

Ensure all activities comply with departmental and Trust health and safety, fire, security policies and COSHH regulations. To report any issues at the workplace which may put health and safety at risk.

To participate in Continuing Professional Development ensuring relevant knowledge and skills are up to date, meeting the professional requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council. To participate in mandatory training in line with the trust and departmental requirements.

To participate in all department rotas including the extended opening hours of the department rota, Saturday service and Bank Holiday working and on-call rotas as requested

To behave in a manner at all times that is in accordance with the professional standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Undertake all other related duties which may be required in accordance with the

changing needs and practices of the department and organisation.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • Pre-registration training and successful completion of relevant exam
  • Membership of General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable

  • Diploma in clinical pharmacy or relevant post graduate qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Providing medicines information and advice
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a hospital environment including ward pharmacy and clinical services.
  • Experience within the oncology setting
  • Experience in supervision of other staff.
  • Experience of working within a project team

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Self motivating
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, highly organised, work to deadlines
  • Ability to manage and implement change
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff
  • IT literate
  • Ability to recognise own limitations

Desirable

  • Training healthcare professionals
  • IT qualification

Knowledge

Essential

  • NICE
  • Excellent knowledge of clinical use of medicines
  • Cost effective use of medicines and medicines management
  • National intrathecal guidance

Desirable

  • Experience of drug use in oncology setting
  • Financial awareness in the management of drug budgets

Other

Essential

  • Commitment to improving services for staff and patients
  • Able to research, interpret and present complex information in a clear and logical manner
  • On call duties
  • Bank holiday working
  • Flexible working hours as required

Desirable

  • Driver's license

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

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Pharmacy - E00042

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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PCN Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

St. Helens, NW
1 day ago
St. Helens, NW
1 day ago

PCN Clinical Pharmacist

Haydock Medical Centre

The closing date is 02 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacist in Newton & Haydock Primary Care Network - a forward-looking PCN of 6 GP practices serving a total of 45,000 patients.

The successful candidate(s) will work with one or two GP practices.

They will embed into a team of GP's, pharmacists, technicians, practice nurses, mental health practitioners, frailty practitioners, social prescribers and physiotherapists.

They will work with supportive colleagues in the network pharmacist team to promote high-quality prescribing and optimise the management of long-term conditions.

The network will facilitate enrolment onto the 18 Month CPPE Primary Care Pathway and Independent prescriber training.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and run processes for repeat prescription re-authorisation; management of medicines on transfer of care; systems for safer prescribing; and caseload management of patients to deliver Structured Medication Reviews.

Previous experience in hospital and/or GP surgery is essential.

About us

The PCN consists of the following practices:

  • Haydock Medical Centre
  • Patterdale Lodge Group Practice
  • Vista Rd Surgery
  • Newton Medical Centre
  • Newton Community Hospital Practice
  • Dr Rahil's Surgery

You will be joining a supportive team of 5 Pharmacists and a Technician.

We are a positive, organised and innovative team.

Our colleagues have a flexible and can-do attitude to their work. This is coupled with a focus on the delivery of high quality care in a continuously developing and fast paced environment.

If you share these qualities and would like to join our team Please apply with a covering letter and CV

All applications are to be sent by email to mubeen.ahmed@sthelensccg.nhs.uk

Closing date for applications - Tuesday 2nd March.

Interviews will be held Thursday 11th March.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within their clinical competencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide expertise in clinical medicines management, provide face to face structured medication reviews, manage long term conditions, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, manage repeat prescription authorisations and reauthorisation, acute prescription request, while addressing both the public health and social care needs of patients in the GP practice(s) that make up the PCN.

The post holder will perform face to face medication review of patients with polypharmacy especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities. The post holder will provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit and well as managing some aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

This role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver an excellent service within general practice.

The post holder will be supported to develop their role to become a non-medical prescriber, if that qualification is not already held.

Please see Supporting Documents for list of key duties and responsibilities

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Willing to enrol onto the CPPE 18-month Primary care pharmacy education pathway if not already completed.
  • Willing to enrol onto an Independant prescribing course if not already completed.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of two years experience as a pharmacist.
  • Prior experience in hospital, general practice or CCG

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

Haydock Medical Centre

Address

Woodside Road

Haydock

St. Helens

Merseyside

WA11 0NA


Employer's website

https://www.haydockmc.com/

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Clinical Pharmacist (PCN) - West Chester

National Health Service

Tattenhall, NW
3 days ago
Tattenhall, NW
3 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist (PCN) - West Chester

The Pharmacist Network

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinically focused, highly motivated pharmacist to join our team at Rural Health Alliance PCN. We are a forward thinking PCN who want to utilise our team of pharmacists to innovate our pharmacist led services.

Working with a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, you will support up to 6 GP surgeries within a close geography with the development of their pharmacy service. You will be enrolled on an 18-month national training programme, including attainment of an independent prescribing qualification (if applicable) and be supported by a national network of pharmacists who are undertaking the same journey, led by clinical pharmacists with a wealth of primary care experience to support your development.

We are keen to hear from pharmacists of all backgrounds and level of experience, Independent Prescribing qualification or working towards is an essential requirement.

Main duties of the job

As Clinical Pharmacist you will confidently act within professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of pharmacists. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role, working with colleagues to help resolve medication-related issues, helping to utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes and ensure better access to healthcare

You will support practice staff with prescription and medication queries. Help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patients.

You will support with prescribing practices across the PCN, providing clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement.

The role is pivotal to improving quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.

About us

The Rural Alliance PCN is a group of six practices in rural West Cheshire who have come together to work collaboratively. The alliance is made up of 18.2 whole time equivalent GPs serving a patient population of approximately 38,000. The PCN consists of the medical practices at Kelsall, Tarporley, Bunbury, Tattenhall and Malpas.

Our vision is to provide new services to our patients, by employing a range of additional roles in addition. This year, this includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and social prescribers. This is will be followed by the addition of physiotherapists and paramedics to our team making sure our patients see the right person in the right place at the right time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role will be based across two sites.

Responsibilities and Duties

Medicine reviews:

Conduct telephone, face-to-face, virtual and domiciliary (where appropriate) clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients including those with complex polypharmacy

Review the on-going need for each medication, ensuring monitoring needs are performed and an opportunity to support patients achieve better health outcomes

Reduce inappropriate poly-pharmacy and wasteful prescribing. Make appropriate recommendations

Repeat prescribing:

Advise and implement a practice repeat prescribing policy.

Manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing patient requests for repeat prescriptions and reviewing medicines reaching review dates and flagging up those needing a review.

Ensure patients have appropriate monitoring tests in place when required.

Medicine information to practice staff and patients:

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.

Providing follow up for patients to monitor the effect of any changes

Medicine Management including Risk stratification:

Ensure Drug monitoring robust systems are in place for drug monitoring at each practice , streamlining these where possible.

Develop and implement ways to improve monitoring of high-risk medication such as anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, and DMARDs, etc

Monitor practice prescribing against local guidelines and formulary recommendations

Identification of cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines through pre-prepared practice computer searches

Develop prescribing guidelines for use within the Primary Care Network

Help increase uptake of Electronic Repeat Dispensing where required

Telephone medicines support:

Provide telephone support for patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines.

Patient facing medicines support:

Provide patient facing and/or virtual appointments or clinics for those with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines in the practice

Management of common/minor/self-limiting ailments:

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,

Unplanned hospital admissions:

Review the use of medicines most commonly associated with unplanned hospital admissions and readmissions through audit and individual patient reviews.

Put in place changes to reduce the prescribing of these medicines to highrisk patient groups.

Management of medicines on discharge from hospital:

To reconcile medicines following discharge from hospitals, intermediate care and into care homes, including identifying and rectifying unexplained changes and working with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge.

Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medicines supply to highrisk groups of patients (e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or those in care homes).

Signposting:

Ensure that patients are referred to the appropriate healthcare professional for the appropriate level of care within an appropriate period of time e.g. pathology results, common/minor ailments, acute conditions, long term condition reviews etc.

Medicines safety & quality improvement:

Implement changes to medicines that result from MHRA alerts, product withdrawal and other local and national guidance.

Undertake clinical audits of prescribing in areas directed by the GPs, feedback the results and implement changes in conjunction with the practice team.

Implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations:

Monitor practice prescribing against the local health economys RAG list and make recommendations to GPs for medicines that should be prescribed by hospital doctors (red drugs) or subject to shared care (amber drugs).

Assist practices in seeing and maintaining a practice formulary that is hosted on the practices computer system.

Auditing practices compliance against NICE technology assessment guidance.

Patient facing clinical medication review:

Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for senior clinical pharmacist, nurses and/or GP on prescribing and monitoring.

For patients with longterm condition review the on-going need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicines taking ensuring they get the best use of their medicines (i.e. medicines optimisation). Make appropriate recommendations to GPs for medicine improvement.

See (where appropriate either face to face or using video consultation) patients with single or multiple medical problems where medicine optimisation is required (e.g. COPD, asthma).

In conjunction with the CCG Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy team undertake clinical medication reviews with patients in Care Homes and produce recommendations for the senior clinical pharmacist, nurses or GPs on prescribing and monitoring.

Work with care home staff to improve safety of medicines ordering and administration.

Undertake clinical medication reviews with housebound patients and those requiring domiciliary visits. Produce recommendations for nurses and GPs on prescribing and monitoring.

Attend and refer patients to multidisciplinary case conferences.

Education and Training:

Provide education and training to primary healthcare team on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.

Care Quality Commission:

Work with the general practice team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.

Public health:

To support public health campaigns.

To provide specialist knowledge on all public health programmes available to the general public.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Pharmacy, MPharm/BPharm
  • GPhC Registered
  • Full driving licence
  • IP Qualified or working toward an IP qualification

Desirable

  • General Practice and understanding of medicines optimisation roles
  • Member of the RPS
  • Clinical Diploma
  • Minor ailments qualification
  • Clinical systems trained (SystemOne/Emis/Vision)

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

The Pharmacist Network

Address

Tattenhall Village Surgery,

Ravensholme Lane,

Tattenhall,

Chester

CH3 9RE


Employer's website

http://www.thepharmacistnetwork.co.uk/

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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Sandbach, NW
2 days ago
Sandbach, NW
2 days ago

Clinical Pharmacist

Ashfields Primary Care Centre

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

Having our own Clinical Pharmacist team for several years we now wish to further expand the team and pharmacist support for the practice.You will be working alongside our 4 Clinical Pharmacists, be based at our purpose built surgery in Sandbach, and will be an integral part of the clinical team.

Main duties of the job

You will support the practice with its prescribing, the management of long term conditions, and patients in Care Homes, medical information queries,and discharge medication reconciliation. you will be involved in improving prescribing safety and quality improvement. There will be patient contact, also collaborative working with colleagues across our Primary Care Network.

We are looking for the right person to join us, so would consider part or full-time. Primary care experience is preferred, but not essential. We are keen for the post holder to have a non-medical prescribing qualification, but if this is not held, training can be provided and will be reflected in the starting salary. You will work closely with the Senior Clinical Pharmacist, so will enable mentoring and on the job training.

About us

Ashfields is a large, successful practice committed to quality, innovation, and are forward thinking in our delivery of care. We are the only GP practice in Sandbach providing a fully integrated primary care service. We are a progressive teaching practice, looking after 26,000 patients,have a wide multidisciplinary team and are involved in our local Primary Care Network.We encourage training and development, we strive to provide excellent patient care, and are happy to achieve high patient satisfaction scores.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main purpose of job:

  • To contribute to improved health outcomes in long term conditions as a member of the multidisciplinary primary care team

  • To provide specialist knowledge and advice on pharmaceutical matters, including cost-effective prescribing and clinical guidelines for disease treatment, and to also provide evidence-based education and training in partnership with Sandbach GPs

  • To practice as an independent non-medical prescriber by holding face to face consultations

Main tasks/overview of responsibilities:

Responsibility for Patient Care

  • To work as part of the practice multidisciplinary team in developing and implementing pharmaceutical care plans for patients with long term conditions

  • To develop and implement a programme of care to prevent unnecessary medication related admissions to hospital

  • To conduct medication reviews, including monitoring patients clinical results and ensuring notes are correct and up-to-date, ensuring that drug safety recommendations are implemented

  • To support and assist Sandbach GPs in achieving safe, evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing of medicines to patients

  • To reconcile medication post discharge and ensure that communication about medicine changes is effective

  • To review medication for new patients to ensure safe, cost-effective prescribing in line with practice/local prescribing policies

  • To educate and inform patients about their medicines and provide written information when necessary

  • To provide evidence based advice on prescribing matters to the practice population in an appropriate form

  • To liaise with pharmacists and other health care professionals in secondary and primary care to ensure continuity of care
  • To provide face to face consultations for long term condition clinics as an independent non-medical prescriber
  • To assist the practice in responding to patient complaints/conflicts related to medicines
  • To undertake clinical audit of care for both medicines and non-medicines related areas.

Responsibilities for Human Resources

  • To provide evidence-based education and training for Sandbach GPs and staff, involved with the use of medicines
  • To support the practice Prescriptions Team by providing training as necessary.

Responsibilities for physical and financial resources

  • To assist in the management of the practice prescribing budget by ensuring that prescribing is evidence-based and cost-effective
  • To help plan, develop and support the introduction of new working processes to optimise the quality of prescribing for patients and to make more efficient use of resources (both staff time and financial)
  • To ensure the safe and secure handling of medicines in the primary care setting and that this complies with current legislation.

Communications and leadership

  • To provide professional guidance, leadership and support to all staff in the development and maintenance of evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing practice
  • To provide regular reports and feedback to the lead GP and Ashfields Partnership Board, on progress with specific plans, budget expenditure and allocation of time to each element of the role
  • To provide clinical and therapeutic advice to all members of the primary health care team in order to promote safe and effective use of medicines
  • To liaise with other health care professionals within the multi-disciplinary team at Ashfields Primary Care centre
  • To attend/lead (as appropriate) the regular practice meetings
  • To empower others through knowledge, skills and expertise.

Planning and organising

  • To develop the necessary strategies, plans and networks required for successful implementation of the practice prescribing policy
  • To lead the implementation of the clinical governance agenda, and NICE guidelines
  • To comply with and be involved in producing, reviewing and updating organisational policies, procedures and guidelines relating to prescribing
  • To be aware of clinical research and evidence in relation to non-medical prescribing
  • To help ensure extended prescribing rights to nurse practitioners and other health professionals are introduced safely and effectively
  • To monitor trends and changes in practice and produce reports as deemed appropriate
  • To review and critically analyse literature, to establish its validity and disseminate as appropriate
  • To develop and implement therapeutic guidelines and to facilitate these process both clinically and managerially
  • To be available to visit care homes when necessary

Partnership working

  • To work in partnership with the Senior Clinical Pharmacist, GP Partner responsible for Medicines Management, Clinical Pharmacists, and Primary Care Network
  • To work in partnership with managers, multi-professional team, the medicines management team and non-medical teams to ensure compliance with the prescribing policies and related documents
  • To actively support case managers and other members of the practice multi-disciplinary teams in medication review and non-medical prescribing matters
  • To provide clinical and therapeutic advice to all members of the primary health care team in order to promote safe and effective use of medicines

Analysis and data management

  • To promote / research evidence-based practice that reflects the principles of governance and clinical effectiveness to improve the quality of patient care
  • To work with the appropriate managers and staff to develop systems for risk management and error / near miss reporting for all processes involving the use of medicines
  • To manage confidential patient data appropriately
  • To maintain professional accreditation and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the GPhC.

Research, Development and Audit

  • To co-ordinate the evaluation and audit of current prescribing practice and the impact of change
  • To identify areas for research or audit and develop research protocols and policies
  • To implement and audit standards in relation to non-medical prescribing in line with government legislation
  • To use research and audit to identify education and training needs and areas for service development
  • To disseminate findings from research audits and evaluation.

Equality and Diversity

  • To ensure equality of staff, practices and patients
  • To respect and protect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of professional activities, as required by the RPSGBs and GPhCs Code of Ethics and Standards.

Health & Safety

  • To be responsible for own health and safety associated with the role both on and off site
  • To ensure adherence to the RPSGBs and GPhCs Code of Ethics and Standards, including keeping up-to-date with an extensive range of clinical and therapeutic issues
  • To adhere to the practice clinical governance strategy.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council

Desirable

  • Hold or be working towards a Postgraduate Diploma
  • Hold or be working towards a prescribing qualification
  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years post-qualification experience in hospital, community or primary care pharmacy
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences, eg patients
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Work effectively independently and as part of a team

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Flexible

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

Ashfields Primary Care Centre

Address

Middlewich Road

Sandbach

Cheshire

CW11 1EQ


Employer's website

https://www.sandbachgps.nhs.uk/


Job Type

full-time

Posted

5 days ago

Description

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Haematology

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

We currently have an opportunity for a highly motivated enthusiastic specialist haematology pharmacist (band 8a). The post holder will specialise in the haemato-oncology pharmacy services offered within the trust including ambulatory care, CAR T therapy, TYA services, paediatric proton beam services, ward based services and haemato-oncology at peripheral sites. The post holder will ideally possess a NMP qualification and assist in the MDT outpatient clinics. They will play a key role in the future development of services regarding day case and CAR T services and new initiatives in collaboration with the lead haematology pharmacist and lead pharmacist for clinical services.

If you are enthusiastic and keen to make a positive contribution to the care of cancer patients, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To deliver and evaluate clinical pharmacy services to haematology cancer patients and teenage young adolescent cancer patients in conjunction with the lead haematology pharmacist

To develop and maintain highly specialist knowledge in medicines used within the Trust especially in relation to the designated cancer disease group.

To be the lead pharmacist for the safe, efficient and cost effective use of medicine resources to the designated cancer disease group by the provision of education and training, procedures, policies and guidelines, and medicine usage information

About us

We are one of the largest oncology Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for clinical excellence, research and development. This is a unique opportunity to work with us and contribute to the challenging and rewarding specialty of haematology pharmacy.

We have implemented electronic prescribing for SACT across the Trust, and also at our outreach clinics and peripheral sites. Many of our pharmacists are working as non-medical prescribers with clinical teams in out-patient clinics, and an objective this year is to further expand the pharmacist prescribing model in out-patients clinics. We are also developing links with the University of Manchester and working on collaborative projects.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide specialist clinical pharmacy services to patients within the haematology division including service provision to haematology ward areas, teenage young adolescent unit (TYA), ambulatory care unit, proton beam therapy unit and day case areas, supporting and deputising for the lead haematology pharmacist.

To provide specialist clinical pharmacy services to haematology and TYA cancer disease group in accordance with all departmental, Trust and national standards, procedures and policies.

To beresponsible for the direct delivery and development of an out-patient clinical practice, or within the day case setting within the Trust.

To be trained as an independent prescriber and prescribe to appropriate patients in agreement with the relevant Consultants.

To work closely with and provide pharmaceutical advice to medical staff, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and patients.

  • To contribute to further developments, implementation and maintaining the satellite pharmacy provision on the haematology day case and ambulatory care units in conjunction with the lead technician and the lead haematology pharmacist.
  • To contribute to the oversight of CAR T therapy initiatives and other service developments / initiatives in conjunction with the lead haematology pharmacists.

To develop and maintain drug protocols and treatment guidelines and standard operating protocols both within the clinical pharmacy service and the designated cancer disease group. Reviewing evidence-based guidelines and protocols in conjunction with fellow healthcare professionals, in order to advance the safe, clinical effective and cost efficient use of medicines for patients.

To contribute to the maintenance of local and national databases surrounding medication use related to the haematology service including immunoglobulins.

To ensure compliance with company based patient safety schemes.

To ensure appropriate use of antibiotics and antifungal agents and contribute to relevant audits as required.

To attend relevant MDT meetings, relevant specialist pharmacy groups and contribute to meetings relevant to the designated disease group as appropriate.

To liaise with the Director of Pharmacy, and the lead designated cancer disease group consultants, to forecast drug expenditure and to identify or any changes in prescribing practices that may potentially impact on the drugs budget (drug forecasting)

Gain an understanding of the principle and practice of the Trust's budgeting system and support the management of drug expenditure by clinicians and senior managers

Represent the pharmacy service at appropriate clinical unit and divisional meetings on request

To monitor and interpret published evidence and computer reports of drug usage, to use this data to report to the lead clinicians and Director of Pharmacy, implementing agreed policies aimed at improving patient outcomes and containing drug expenditure

To provide evaluated pharmaceutical information to the Drugs and Therapeutic Committee as requested

To support the development of the Electronic Prescribing process across the Trust.

To support thedesignated cancer disease group through the development and implementation of electronic prescribing for out patients and in patients.

To support prescribing at the individual patient level, contributing to the optimisation of patients drug therapy with due consideration to risk/benefit issues.

To provide pharmaceutical care, contributing to the multi-professional team through ward pharmacy services and attendance on appropriate clinicians ward rounds and meetings.

Facilitate effective communication about relevant pharmacy issues to clinicians and senior managers and the identification of opportunities for development of pharmacy services to match identified services and care needs.

To demonstrate awareness and commitment to the Trusts Clinical Governance Plan

In conjunction with the lead haematology pharmacist and Principal Pharmacist in Clinical Services, to establish processes for the setting of standards of care, identifying the risks involved and implement changes that need to occur to achieve these.

To undertake clinical audit and practice research as part of the multi-disciplinary audit process within the designated disease group and clinical pharmacy service.

To identify and report any systemic or preventable errors associated with medicines within the Cancer Centre Services Division, and facilitate learning.

General Duties

To assist and participate in the development, implementation and management of training initiatives and competency frameworks within the clinical pharmacy service.

Together with colleagues to be involved in the maintenance of cost-effective and efficient pharmacy services and to participate in their regular review and development.

To participate in clinical audit or practice research as required.

To represent pharmacy and act as a link person at relevant meetings and conferences

To provide education and training to pharmacy, medical and nursing staff.

To act as a mentor / role model to junior pharmacists and undertake regular appraisals.

To participate in the clinical training of pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.

To actively participate in the clinical pharmacy ward service rota to all patients within the Trust as required

To be responsible for the clinical screening/review of chemotherapy prescriptions for designated patient groups, including clinical trial prescriptions and to clinically screen/ review in-patient and outpatient prescriptions.

To check and supply medication to and for patients, including clinical trials and to counsel patients or medical or nursing staff on their correct use.

To participate in prescription clinical screening and final product checking rotas.

To give advice on the storage, administration and therapeutic use of drugs to patients, medical / nursing staff and other colleagues. To provide written information as necessary.

To follow local, Trust and National guidelines for safe medicines practice.

To contribute to the revision of the Trusts drug formulary.

To identify own training needs.

Maintain a CPD portfolio.

To participate in all department rotas, weekend service and Bank Holiday working and on-call as requested.

To undertake any other duties consistent with the nature of the post as requested by the Pharmacy Managers and the Trust.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Vocational Masters Degree or equivalent in Pharmacy
  • Membership of General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable

  • Independent prescribing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post registration experience within hospital within oncology
  • Financial awareness and drug budgets
  • Providing medicines information and advice
  • Screening/ reviewing prescriptions including oral chemotherapy.
  • Training or teaching pharmacy/nursing/medical staff
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working

Desirable

  • Audit work.

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Self motivating
  • Ability to work under pressure, highly organised, work to deadlines
  • Ability to manage and implement change
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with medical, nursing and pharmacy staff
  • IT literate
  • Training skills. Ability to train and act as mentor to other members of staff.

Desirable

  • Project implementation.

Knowledge

Essential

  • National cancer guidance documents, NICE, CDF
  • Sound medicines and clinical knowledge. Cost effective use of medicines and medicines management
  • National intrathecal guidance

Other

Essential

  • On call duties.
  • Flexible working hours if required
  • Bank holiday working

Desirable

  • Driving licence.

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

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Pharmacy - E00042

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/