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Clinical Pharmacist - Bristol Inner City PCN

National Health Service

Bristol, SW
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Bristol, SW
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Clinical Pharmacist - Bristol Inner City PCN

Wellspring Surgery

The closing date is 16 March 2021

Job overview

Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network is looking to recruit a Clinical Pharmacist to work in our diverse and dynamic Primary Care Network. Practices within the network are already experienced in working with Clinical Pharmacists and this role provides a great opportunity to join a committed team as well as having access to national training through the NHS England Clinical Training Pathway and a local network of clinical pharmacists.

For an informal conversation please contact: Dr Wil Klinkenberg, Clinical Director, Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network: wklinkenberg@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Role summary:

Working 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

Supporting patients and the practice(s) with chronic disease management, specifically we are looking for a Clinical Pharmacist who can undertake respiratory reviews Asthma and COPD

Undertaking clinical medication reviews

Managing prescription processes and medication queries

Providing clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement (including QOF)

Ensuring the integration of pharmacists across sectors

About us

The post holder will be working as part of the Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network, a group of 7 surgeries passionate about working with our inner city population: https://bicpcn.gpweb.org.uk The purpose of the role is to support the general practice workforce and improve patient care. We are keen that this role develops in line with the national Clinical Pharmacist programme: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/investment/gp-contract/briefing-on-clinical-pharmacists-and-the-network-contract-des/. The post holder will be supported to complete the CPPE Pathway: Primary care pharmacy education pathway : CPPE.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesRepeat Prescribing

Review/implement practice repeat prescribing policies

Manage the repeat prescribing and reauthorisation process by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions and medicines reaching review dates

Manage prescription queries across the practices, providing remote support where needed

Ensure processes are in place for ordering and re-authorisation of high-risk medications and that monitoring tests are appropriately ordered

Medication Review

Provide expertise in clinical medicines review and address public health and social needs of patients

Reduce inappropriate poly-pharmacy and wasteful prescribing through clinical medication review1

Pro-actively identify patients using computer searches who require medication reviews (e.g. polypharmacy, over 75s etc)

Contribute to reductions in medicine related hospital admissions and readmissions by supporting patients to get the best outcomes from their medicines and identifying and addressing medicines related issues

Liaise with colleagues in community pharmacy and be the main point of contact for medicines, to align support for medicines adherence such as MUR and NMS

Management of medicines at discharge from hospital

Reconcile medicines following hospital discharge and work with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge

Liaise with pharmacy colleagues in secondary care and be the main point of contact for medicines, to align support for medicines reconciliation on admission to hospital and on discharge

Long-term condition (LTC) clinics

Work within and develop own competence to deliver patient facing clinics in patients with single or multiple medical problems where medicines optimisation is required (e.g. asthma, diabetes)

Build and use computer searches to pro-actively identify patients who may benefit from attending LTC clinics

Make appropriate recommendations for ongoing treatment to patients and refer appropriately to the GP/other services where needed

Medicines safety & Service Development

Manage patients and health care professionals medicine queries

Increase quality and safety of prescribing through mechanisms such as audit and PDSA cycles

Manage practice formularies to improve the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing

Monitor practice prescribing against local recommendations and QOF targets

Implement drug withdrawals and alerts e.g. MHRA aimed at improving medicines safety

Act as a source of medicines information for all of the practice team and patients (e.g. around doses, side effects, adverse events, possible alternatives

e.g. around out of stocks)

Education and Training of Others

Improve prescribing practice through educational support for all prescribers and other practice staff around medicines optimisation and therapeutics

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent training/ experience
  • Independent prescriber or working towards qualification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent training/ experience
  • Independent prescriber or working towards qualification

Professional registration

Essential

  • Registration with the GPhC

Desirable

  • Member of the RPS

Experience

Essential

  • In depth clinical knowledge and understanding of evidence-based healthcare
  • Understanding the nature of general practice and current pressures in primary care
  • Understanding the nature of primary care prescribing and strategies to improve prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to make informed clinical decisions and maintain accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to both patients and healthcare professionals
  • Understands the importance of medicines optimisation in the management of long-term conditions
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies when referral is appropriate
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Desirable

  • Minimum 5 years post-registration experience

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

Wellspring Surgery

Address

Beam Street

Bristol

BS5 9QY


Employer's website

https://wellspringsurgerybristol.nhs.uk/

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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Bristol, SW
5 days ago
Bristol, SW
£45.753k - £51.668k Per Year
5 days ago
£45.753k - £51.668k Per Year

Job Reference: 083-SIR1607

Employer:
Sirona care and health CIC
Department:
Medicines Optimisation
Location:
Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
Salary:
£45,753 - £51,668 pro rata

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high quality specialist health and social care services across South Gloucestershire, parts of Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset. For us, it’s about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we’d expect for ourselves and our families.

In return we offer an excellent range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, paid enhancements for bank holiday/night working (where applicable), a contributory pension scheme (including, for some roles, the NHS pension scheme), a planned induction program, extensive learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing programmes, flexible working patterns, staff excellence awards, in-house physiotherapy support and more!


We are excited to be looking for a part-time senior clinical pharmacist to join our expanding medicines optimisation team within Community Services in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). Ideally we would like the successful candidate to work 22.5 – 25 hours per week, the days and hours of work are negotiable.

You will be part of an experienced medicines optimisation team which consists of a number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with backgrounds in Primary Care, Secondary Care and Community Pharmacy. Community Services is incredibly diverse and can be a very rewarding career for a pharmacist interested in working collaboratively with multiple professions, a wide range of services and system partners.

We provide a clinical pharmacy service to rehabilitation units in Clevedon, Yate and Thornbury and the addition of South Bristol Community Hospital from 1st April 2021 will double our inpatient bed numbers. We also have a number of community-based teams that require advice and support with managing medication related problems.

You will need to have excellent time management and prioritisation skills to split your time between working as part of a multidisciplinary team in a patient facing role, supporting the team and supporting the wider organisation with governance-related activities.

You will be the Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead and assistant lead for prescribing to support the Head of Medicines Optimisation (Prescribing Lead) including participation in the BNSSG Joint Formulary Group. It is not essential that you are an independent prescriber yourself. You will work closely with other senior pharmacists who lead the clinical pharmacy services and the Medication Safety Officer. Senior pharmacists will also support Locality, Specialist Services and Children’s Services managers and clinicians.

You will support the wider medicines optimisation team through line management, training and mentoring, participation in clinical rosters and providing expert support and advice. This expanding team is focused on developing a high quality, clinical service which will improve quality of care for individual patients. You will be supported to develop your knowledge and skills in all areas including clinical expertise, leadership, line management, education, training and development.

There will be a requirement to travel across the geographical area as part of the role involves providing cover for units and occasionally outside BNSSG to regional meetings.

For informal discussions about the role including general information about the role of the Community Services pharmacist please contact sirona.recruitment@nhs.net to be put in touch with the Head of Medicines Optimisation or a Senior Clinical Pharmacist.



For general recruitment enquiries please email sirona.recruitment@nhs.net or call 03001245444.

Sirona care and health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, and sharing information appropriately. Sirona is committed to safe recruitment practice and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance appropriate to the post.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Sirona care and health is a Disability Confident Employer.

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Dispensary/Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor - Band 4

National Health Service

Southmead Hospital, SW
Today
Southmead Hospital, SW
£21.892k - £24.157k Per Year
Today
£21.892k - £24.157k Per Year

Job Reference: 339-KLE2440

Employer:
North Bristol NHS Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via the NHS Jobs website or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your NHS Jobs and email accounts.
Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital in the South West of England supported by 8,000 staff. We provide exceptional healthcare to a wide variety of patients with a major trauma center and specialties including neurosciences, orthopedics, renal medicine and transplantation, infectious diseases/HIV, burns and plastics plus general medicine and surgery. The trust is based in a ‘state of the art’ hospital and is one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. The trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Consistently voted the best city to live, Bristol is famous for its year round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awesome-inspiring street art.

A challenging and rewarding opportunity has arisen to join the pharmacy team, working alongside pharmacy technicians and pharmacists as a Pharmacy Dispensary/Clinical Supervisor, forming part of our integrated dispensary and ward based team.

Duties will include:

Supervising and coordinating the Dispensary and Clinical Pharmacy / Senior Pharmacy Assistant team on a day to day basis. Assisting the Lead Pharmacy Technician in HR processes including but not limited to the early stages of sickness absence (return to work interviews) and disciplinary and competency processes (informal stages). Conducting annual appraisals for Pharmacy Assistants / Senior Pharmacy Assistants. Provide leadership and mentoring to Pharmacy Assistants / Senior Pharmacy Assistants Dispensary and Clinical Pharmacy team. Lead training and learning sessions for Pharmacy Assistants / Senior Pharmacy Assistants and students within the dispensary and those undergoing the PWDS Medicines Optimisation accreditation and provide progress reports. Dispense prescriptions in an accurate and timely manner: Processing and checking ward requisitions for controlled drugs: Providing operational support to both the dispensary and at ward level by optimising the use of medication to promote the health, wellness and disease prevention of patients. Taking Lead Role at the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre.

There is huge scope for the successful applicant to develop new skills and to make a real difference to patients and their care.

You must be reliable, enthusiastic, self-motivated and possess good organisational and communication skills. You should have a background in pharmacy ideally within a hospital setting and have completed an NVQ Level 2 (Pharmacy Services) to include the following units: Assemble prescribed items: undertake an in-process accuracy check of assembled prescribed items prior to the final accuracy check and maintain pharmaceutical stock. You will also need to have good computer skills.

We are part of a multi-disciplinary pharmacy team which supplies medication not only to Southmead Hospital but to outside hospitals and units.

This is a key role in supporting the pharmacy service to ensure we provide the best possible care for our service users

Working hours will be within 08:00 and 19:00 7 days and includes bank holidays, however if working at Ashton Gate hours are between 07:30 – 20:00. This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.

Band 4 pay scale: £21,892 - £24,157 per annum for those meeting the full requirements of the post as detailed in the person specification excluding unsocial hours or overtime payments.

For further details contact:

Sally Dring: Sally.dring@nbt.nhs.uk

Tel: 0117 41 42312

Julie Hamer: Julie.hamer@nbt.nhs.uk

Tel 0117 41 42261



The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.
Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.
If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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Prescribing Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Bristol, SW
6 days ago
Bristol, SW
6 days ago

Prescribing Clinical Pharmacist

Grange Road Surgery

The closing date is 16 March 2021

Job overview

Job Summary:

To provide an accurate, timely and qualitative medicines management process and assist in the preparation and issuing of prescriptions.

To take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake face to face clinical sessions to proactively manage patients.

To be the primary support person to the general practice staff with regard to prescription and medication queries.

Line manager to other members of the medicines management team.

To carry out complex medicines/polypharmacy reviews and structured medication reviews within the practice and with local care homes.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities

Prescribing systems. To ensure that the prescriptions are up-to-date, revised and changed according need patient needs or changing condition. That the ordering system is effective and appropriately managed. That appropriate haematological and biophysical monitoring is arranged to meet the needs of QOF, Enhanced Services and Prescribing Safety.

Action urgent prescription requests to the practice and review the underlying reasons for the request with the aim of eliminating unnecessary last-minute requests

Reconcile medicines following hospital discharge and work with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge and any necessary monitoring or follow up is in place.

For full list of responsibilities please see attached document.

About us

Prescribing Clinical Pharmacist

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time experienced clinical pharmacist to join an established medicines management team in a primary care setting.

The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and combine the provision of an efficient and effective medicines management process with taking responsibility for areas of chronic disease management and clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex poly-pharmacy and long term conditions.

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and professional individuals. You will have a good clinical background, independent prescribing qualification, excellent communication and presentation skills. Applicants will be computer literate, organised, confident in working independently and as part of a team and be able to prioritise workload.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide an accurate, timely and qualitative medicines management process and assist in the preparation and issuing of prescriptions.

To take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake face to face clinical sessions to proactively manage patients.

To be the primary support person to the general practice staff with regard to prescription and medication queries.

Line manager to other members of the medicines management team.

To carry out complex medicines/polypharmacy reviews and structured medication reviews within the practice and with local care homes.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience in primary care
  • Can demonstrate achievement of personal and departmental objectives

Desirable

  • Experience of audits and therapeutic reviews
  • Experience of running chronic disease management surgeries

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified to degree level in Pharmacy (BPharm/MPharm)
  • Currently registered as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Committed to continuing professional development
  • Currently registered as an independent prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council

Desirable

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Post graduate qualification(s) in clinical pharmacy
  • CPPE primary care pharmacy education pathway or equivalent.

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

Grange Road Surgery

Address

Grange Road

Bishopsworth

Bristol

BS13 8LD


Employer's website

https://www.grangeroadsurgery.co.uk/

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Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Downend, SW
5 days ago
Downend, SW
5 days ago

Job Reference: 339-A-21-62535

Employer:
North Bristol NHS Trust
Location:
Downend, Bristol
Salary:
based on experience

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via the NHS Jobs website or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your NHS Jobs and email accounts.
Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


** PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE EMPLOYED BY DOWNEND HEALTH GROUP NOT NORTH BRISTOL TRUST **

Downend Health Group has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist to join our expanding multi-professional team in a full time role. The Clinical Pharmacist will be recruited under the Primary Care Network (PCN) role and will be based at Downend Health Group.

The team at Downend Health Group looks after just under 30,000 patients within two surgery locations located less than one mile apart in South Gloucester under a single partnership. We currently have 16 doctors who are fortunate to be working with 4 Paramedics, 2 Clinical Pharmacists and a dedicated team of nurses and healthcare assistants. We offer a 7 day service to our patients and pride ourselves as a high-achieving and well-organised practice. We embrace innovative ways of working and have a strong ethos of providing friendly and personalised care.

Applications are welcome from pharmacists with patient-facing and clinical experience from any sector. Experience in general practice is desirable but not essential and qualification as an independent prescriber would be an advantage. The Pharmacist will receive fully accredited training from CPPE and will be provided with appropriate supervision from a GP clinical supervisor. An evidenced interest in working in general practice is essential. You may want to develop your career in general practice or be looking for a new direction. In particular the Pharmacist will have an interest in supporting our patients with long term chronic conditions with particular focus on Diabetes.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate that they meet all of the criteria within the person specification. You will be working with our friendly and knowledgeable team including our in-house Clinical Pharmacists and the dedicated Medicine Management team to undertake a variety of tasksusingyour knowledge and experience as a Pharmacist. This will include provision of patient facing services and supporting the processes for safe prescribing, management of medicines on transfer of care and clinical audits. We will work with you to develop and enhance your skills with options to explore how you want to shape your role going forward.

The successful candidate will be expected to work towards becoming an Independent Prescriber. Experience of working in a primary care setting would be advantageous, but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate. The Clinical Pharmacist will need to be computer literate, have excellent interpersonal/communication skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

The post includes an attractive salary, study and annual leave, pension scheme and CPD.

The position is available as soon as you can start; please detail if you have a notice period to serve.

You may wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or request more information regarding this post, if so, please call 0117 970 9500 to speak to Karen Hayward (Executive Manager) or Mr Priyesh Shah (Clinical Pharmacist).



The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.
Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.
If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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Pharmacist

Circle Health

Bath, SW
19 days ago
Bath, SW
19 days ago

About Circle

Circle Health is a company that runs hospitals and health services in the UK. We were founded in 2004, and we are different to most healthcare organisations. We build independent hospitals which pioneered five-star hospitality in the UK, and run innovative types of work in the NHS, like our Bedfordshire musculoskeletal contract.

Circle Bath is growing and we have an opportunity for a Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy Team. Our private hospitals offer a range of specialities, including orthopaedic, ENT, general surgery, gynaecological, gastrointestinal, neurospinal surgery and more, supported by diagnostic services.

Pharmacy services are currently provided by a Lead Pharmacist, a second Clinical Pharmacist and a Pharmacy Technician. The scope of their combined responsibilities covers all aspects of Medicines Management (Prescribing, dispensing, risk, governance, ordering and supply) as well as the provision of training, continuous improvement, clinical auditing and ensuring that the performance of the service is to the highest standards.

Candidate Specification

  • Pharmacy degree from recognised university (BPharm or MPharm)
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council with registration maintained during entire period of employment
  • Clinical diploma or relevant clinical experience is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working with a Private Health Care is desirable but no essential
  • Excellent patient facing communication skills
  • Ability use initiative and work independently

Role & Responsibilities

  • The post-holder will provide expertise and services to support the Unit’s pharmacy service and medicines management.
  • To support the daily running of the dispensary through clinical screening, checking and supporting operational running of dispensary
  • To ensure the accuracy, legality, efficacy and safety of prescribed medication by undertaking daily clinical assessments of inpatient drug charts.
  • Deputise for the Lead Pharmacist where appropriate, representing the Unit’s Pharmacy Services in any relevant forums and Committees.
  • Working under supervision, contribute to the continued development, compliance monitoring and review of clinical policies and guidelines, as well as care protocols and SOPs To actively reduce risk and support any risk and incident reporting frameworks relating to medicines within the unit, including training, communications and participation in any investigations of incidents.
  • To actively work with the Unit Clinicians and any supply sources in optimising the availability and effectiveness of medicines both qualitatively and financially.
  • To manage the content of the medicines inventory, ensure the availability of medicines in accordance with prescribing needs and the introduction of new medicines or uses of existing drugs for the Unit.
  • To ensure the effective implementation and compliance of pharmacy services with national inspection standards, medicines policies and legislation (including National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, National Service Frameworks (NSF’s), National Patient Safety Agency Alerts (NPSA), Medicines Act and the Misuse of Drugs Act).
  • To work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary teams across Circle.

Additional benefits of joining Circle Health

  • 27 days’ annual leave with additional days for long-term service
  • Cycle to work scheme: save money on a new bike and benefit from interest-free instalments
  • Private pension scheme helping your to live well in retirement
  • Health and wellbeing programme which includes free fruit, massages and fitness sessions
  • Employee assistance programme: get confidential support 24/7
  • Private medical insurance to help you get any treatment you need quickly
  • Non-contributory life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Schemes for employee discounts at a range of retailers, restaurants and other services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Uniform
  • Season ticket loan: get the benefit of an annual ticket and pay the cost over 12 months
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Dispensary Pharmacist

Pharmaxo

Corsham, SW
5 days ago
Corsham, SW
5 days ago

Dispensary Pharmacist

About us

Pharmaxo Pharmacy Services Ltd, award winning company for the fastest-growing, privately owned pharma business in the UK, is expanding its homecare support team due to ongoing success. Pharmaxo provides clinical homecare services to a range of patients across the UK. Homecare pharmacy bridges the gap between community and hospital pharmacy, you will work as part of an established team to supply medicines to patients being treated within their own homes. Join us to expand your knowledge and experience in our interesting and supportive environment, an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified GPhC registered pharmacist.

About you

We are looking for someone that is passionate about making a difference to patient lives, dedicated to improving company processes, has a drive to be an expert in what they do, wants to be part of our fantastic company community and is as committed to their career training and progression as we are. Do you have the qualities that we are looking for? If so you could join our friendly and dynamic team. 

Successful candidates must be GPhC registered Pharmacist or a pre-registration Pharmacist working within a pharmacy setting. Experience in clinical screening for prescriptions is desirable along with knowledge of aseptic compounding and homecare systems and practices. Good communication skills are essential along with excellent attention to detail.

About the role

Working within a team of pharmacists, and our highly experienced Accuracy Checking Technician, you will be based in our busy dispensary. You will be required to take responsibility for the supply of aseptically prepared products, including chemotherapy and immunological products, along with proprietary high cost medicines to patients being treated at home. You may also be responsible for the clinical screening of prescriptions for our homecare activity.

Duties and Responsibilities to include (but not exclusive to):

•Routine screening of oncology, haematology and other homecare prescriptions
•Delivery of an efficient, effective and quality driven pharmacy service, ensuring the team consistently meet the needs of all service users to the highest possible standard
•Training and developing the dispensary team by demonstrating leadership and leading by example
•Labelling, dispensing and accuracy checking of prescriptions
•SOP writing and review
•Providing advice and support to our Patient Services Team and patients
•Responsible Pharmacist on rota for the registered premises

Benefits

In return we offer rewards and benefits including:

•Salary competitive subject to experience
•29 days holiday, increasing with service to 34 days, inclusive of bank holidays
•Generous Pension scheme
•Life Assurance
•Company bonus scheme
•Additional non-contractual benefits including free breakfast and outdoor gym

      37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday

Hours are between 8am and 8pm including participation in the dispensary rota

 

An exciting opportunity for a community or hospital pharmacist to broaden their experience as training and support will be given for the role.

 

Closing date: 19th March 2021

By clicking ‘apply’ you will be taken to our careers page to complete your application.

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

Today

Description

Clinical Pharmacist - Bristol Inner City PCN

Wellspring Surgery

The closing date is 16 March 2021

Job overview

Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network is looking to recruit a Clinical Pharmacist to work in our diverse and dynamic Primary Care Network. Practices within the network are already experienced in working with Clinical Pharmacists and this role provides a great opportunity to join a committed team as well as having access to national training through the NHS England Clinical Training Pathway and a local network of clinical pharmacists.

For an informal conversation please contact: Dr Wil Klinkenberg, Clinical Director, Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network: wklinkenberg@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Role summary:

Working 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

Supporting patients and the practice(s) with chronic disease management, specifically we are looking for a Clinical Pharmacist who can undertake respiratory reviews Asthma and COPD

Undertaking clinical medication reviews

Managing prescription processes and medication queries

Providing clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement (including QOF)

Ensuring the integration of pharmacists across sectors

About us

The post holder will be working as part of the Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network, a group of 7 surgeries passionate about working with our inner city population: https://bicpcn.gpweb.org.uk The purpose of the role is to support the general practice workforce and improve patient care. We are keen that this role develops in line with the national Clinical Pharmacist programme: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/investment/gp-contract/briefing-on-clinical-pharmacists-and-the-network-contract-des/. The post holder will be supported to complete the CPPE Pathway: Primary care pharmacy education pathway : CPPE.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesRepeat Prescribing

Review/implement practice repeat prescribing policies

Manage the repeat prescribing and reauthorisation process by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions and medicines reaching review dates

Manage prescription queries across the practices, providing remote support where needed

Ensure processes are in place for ordering and re-authorisation of high-risk medications and that monitoring tests are appropriately ordered

Medication Review

Provide expertise in clinical medicines review and address public health and social needs of patients

Reduce inappropriate poly-pharmacy and wasteful prescribing through clinical medication review1

Pro-actively identify patients using computer searches who require medication reviews (e.g. polypharmacy, over 75s etc)

Contribute to reductions in medicine related hospital admissions and readmissions by supporting patients to get the best outcomes from their medicines and identifying and addressing medicines related issues

Liaise with colleagues in community pharmacy and be the main point of contact for medicines, to align support for medicines adherence such as MUR and NMS

Management of medicines at discharge from hospital

Reconcile medicines following hospital discharge and work with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge

Liaise with pharmacy colleagues in secondary care and be the main point of contact for medicines, to align support for medicines reconciliation on admission to hospital and on discharge

Long-term condition (LTC) clinics

Work within and develop own competence to deliver patient facing clinics in patients with single or multiple medical problems where medicines optimisation is required (e.g. asthma, diabetes)

Build and use computer searches to pro-actively identify patients who may benefit from attending LTC clinics

Make appropriate recommendations for ongoing treatment to patients and refer appropriately to the GP/other services where needed

Medicines safety & Service Development

Manage patients and health care professionals medicine queries

Increase quality and safety of prescribing through mechanisms such as audit and PDSA cycles

Manage practice formularies to improve the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing

Monitor practice prescribing against local recommendations and QOF targets

Implement drug withdrawals and alerts e.g. MHRA aimed at improving medicines safety

Act as a source of medicines information for all of the practice team and patients (e.g. around doses, side effects, adverse events, possible alternatives

e.g. around out of stocks)

Education and Training of Others

Improve prescribing practice through educational support for all prescribers and other practice staff around medicines optimisation and therapeutics

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent training/ experience
  • Independent prescriber or working towards qualification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent training/ experience
  • Independent prescriber or working towards qualification

Professional registration

Essential

  • Registration with the GPhC

Desirable

  • Member of the RPS

Experience

Essential

  • In depth clinical knowledge and understanding of evidence-based healthcare
  • Understanding the nature of general practice and current pressures in primary care
  • Understanding the nature of primary care prescribing and strategies to improve prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to make informed clinical decisions and maintain accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to both patients and healthcare professionals
  • Understands the importance of medicines optimisation in the management of long-term conditions
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies when referral is appropriate
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Desirable

  • Minimum 5 years post-registration experience

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

Wellspring Surgery

Address

Beam Street

Bristol

BS5 9QY


Employer's website

https://wellspringsurgerybristol.nhs.uk/