Clinical Pharmacist – Newton Place Surgery-NHS Jobs

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Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist – Newton Place Surgery

Job Details

  • Posting Date: 01 December 2023
  • Salary: Not specified, negotiable
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 07 January 2024
  • Location: Faversham, ME13 8FH
  • Company: NHS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Reference: A3111-23-0015
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Job Summary: We are seeking a GPC-registered pharmacist with a minimum of 2 years’ experience to join our dynamic multi-professional NHS team at Newton Place Surgery. As a Clinical Pharmacist, you will play a crucial role in delivering clinical pharmacy services that prioritize patient health, always operating within the defined scope of practice. The role will evolve over time based on local patient needs and service requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess and triage patients, including same-day triage, and provide definitive treatment within the scope of policy, patient group directives, NICE guidelines, and local clinical pathways.
  • Manage undifferentiated undiagnosed conditions, identify red flags, and take appropriate action.
  • Utilize complex decision-making to inform diagnosis, investigation, and complete management of care episodes within a broad scope of practice.
  • Adopt a personalized and population-centered care approach, facilitating shared decision-making with patients.
  • Provide multi-professional clinical practice and CPD supervision to roles within primary care.
  • Take responsibility for chronic disease management and conduct clinical medication reviews for patients with complex poly-pharmacy.
  • Collaborate with community-based pharmacists, medicines management teams, and KCHFT pharmacy/prescribing teams.
  • Assume a leadership role for the prescriptions team and pharmacy technicians.
  • Work across PCN sites when necessary and undertake prescribing projects for the practice/PCN.
  • Offer primary support to general practice staff for prescription and medication queries.
  • Provide clinical leadership on medicines optimization, quality improvement, and manage aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.
  • Ensure effective integration with community and hospital pharmacy services to improve skill mix, patient outcomes, healthcare access, and workload management.


  • GPC registration with a minimum of 2 years’ qualification as a pharmacist.
  • Comprehensive understanding of prescribing policies, patient group directives, NICE guidelines, and local clinical pathways.
  • Proven ability to manage undiagnosed conditions, identify red flags, and make appropriate referrals.
  • Strong decision-making skills within a broad scope of practice.
  • Commitment to personalized and population-centered care.
  • Ability to provide multi-professional clinical practice and CPD supervision.
  • Leadership capabilities in prescription and pharmacy technician teams.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Willingness to undertake prescribing projects and support general practice staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical leadership, quality improvement, and medicines optimization.
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