Dedicated Clinical Pharmacist Required at Haden Vale Medical Practice- Apply now

Website Haden Vale Medical Practice

Closing Date: 31 July 2024

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Job Summary

The role of a Clinical Pharmacist at Haden Vale Medical Practice is essential for enhancing the quality of care and operational efficiencies. This position requires a motivated and passionate individual dedicated to delivering excellent service within a general practice setting.

Position Details

We are seeking one enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Pharmacist to join our team, working alongside our Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacists, and Pharmacy Technicians. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a fulfilling and vital career in primary care within a supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to use your expertise to innovate, advise and influence our medicines management strategy, and implement measures that ensure quality and safety in prescribing. Completion of an independent prescribing course is an essential requirement. While completion of the CPPE pathway is preferred, it is not mandatory, and there is an opportunity to support you through the CPPE pathway.

Main Duties of the Job

The role involves a wide range of responsibilities, which will be achieved by a dedicated clinical pharmacist team. For detailed job duties, please refer to the attached Job Description.

About Us

Citrus Health is a primary care network consisting of six GP surgeries, covering a patient population of 46,139 in the southwest of the Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG footprint. We are a dynamic and friendly team, experienced in working together to deliver excellent care to our patients.

Our Member Practices Include:

  • Portway Family Practice
  • Haden Vale Medical Practice
  • The Practice Old Hill
  • Hawes Lane Surgery
  • Black Country Family Practice
  • Smethwick Medical Centre

Employer: The lead practice is Portway Family Practice. The network clinical director is Dr. Arun Saini, and the Senior Clinical Pharmacist is Mr. Devin Gohil.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

As a Clinical Pharmacist within Citrus Health Primary Care Network, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team, working across six practices in the Sandwell area to provide:

  1. Prescribing quality improvements and medicines optimization.
  2. Holistic, patient-centered care within the PCN community.
  3. Support to the multidisciplinary team and proactive population health education.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A higher degree in pharmacy and registration as a GPhC independent prescriber.
  • Evidence of completion of the national training pathway delivered by CPPE for ARRS.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in General Practice or a PCN.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in influencing others and conducting clinical medication reviews.

Application Details

Application Deadline: 31 July 2024

Required Documents: Please include a CV (maximum of two pages) detailing your suitability for the role and the benefits you can bring to Citrus Health Primary Care Network.

Interview Schedule: Interviews are expected to be scheduled during the week commencing 12 August 2024.

Contact Information:

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications:

  • Higher degree in pharmacy
  • Registered GPhC independent prescriber

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Patient-facing medicines support
  2. Structured medication reviews
  3. Risk stratification
  4. Long-term condition clinics
  5. Unplanned hospital admissions
  6. Repeat prescribing
  7. Triage
  8. Medicines safety and quality improvement
  9. Care home medication reviews
  10. Domiciliary clinical medication review
  11. Service development
  12. Care Quality Commission compliance
  13. Population and public health campaigns
  14. Cost-saving programs
  15. Medicine information for practice staff and patients
  16. Information management
  17. Training
  18. Management of medicines at discharge from hospital
  19. Implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations
  20. Medicines safety

Working Conditions

  • Independent travel between practice sites may be required.
  • Contact with body fluids during clinical practice.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check required.

Commitment to Equality

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and reserve the right to close this advert early if sufficient applications are received or if we can appoint before the advertised closing date.

UK Registration: Applicants must have current UK professional registration.

For more detailed information about the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description.

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