Clinical Pharmacist Required- East PCN- Apply now

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Job Details:

Posting Date: 13 March 2024

Salary: £43,496.90 to £47,740.50 per year

Additional Salary Information: £43,496.90 – £47,740.50 a year

Hours: Full time

Closing Date: 02 April 2024

Location: Hereford, HR1 2HE

Company: NHS Jobs

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: S0001-24-0022

Summary:

Job Purpose: The Clinical Pharmacist will provide expertise in clinical medicines optimization across the PCN, contributing to various aspects of patient care and system improvements. They will work within a multi-disciplinary team, conducting structured medication reviews, managing long-term conditions, and enhancing health in care homes, among other responsibilities. The role is pivotal in improving patient outcomes and operational efficiencies within general practice.

Main Responsibilities:

Patient-facing Clinical Medication Review: Conduct clinical medication reviews, implement necessary changes, and provide recommendations for patient care.

Medicines Quality Improvement: Undertake clinical audits, identify high-risk patient groups, and implement changes to enhance prescribing practices.

Medicines Safety: Implement changes based on MHRA alerts and other guidelines to ensure patient safety.

Leadership and Management: Contribute to leadership in medicines-related issues, demonstrate understanding of governance, and motivate self and team to achieve goals.

Management of Common/Minor Ailments: Manage patients with common/minor ailments, signpost to appropriate healthcare professionals, and provide patient-facing and telephone support.

Management of Medicines at Change of Care Setting: Reconcile medicines post-discharge, ensuring continuity of care for high-risk patient groups.

Medicine Information and Drug Monitoring: Provide medicine-related information to practice staff and patients, and ensure robust systems for drug monitoring.

Signposting and Repeat Prescribing: Refer patients to appropriate healthcare professionals, contribute to repeat prescribing processes, and ensure appropriate patient monitoring.

Service Development and Education: Contribute to service development, analyze medicines data, and participate in education and training activities.

Care Quality Commission and Public Health: Ensure compliance with CQC standards, support public health campaigns, and provide specialist knowledge on public health programs.

Special Working Conditions: The role may involve independent travel, contact with body fluids, and home visits.

Communication and Working Relationships: Collaborate with PCN Clinical Director, engage with multi-disciplinary teams, and foster strong relationships with stakeholders for patient benefit.

This job description may be subject to amendments to reflect changes in the role.

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