Full time Locality Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist Required at NHS Jobs-Apply Now

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Job Details

Posting Date: 01 February 2024

Salary: £50,952.00 to £57,349.00 per year

Additional Salary Information: £50,952.00 – £57,349.00 a year

Hours: Full Time

Closing Date: 15 February 2024

Location: Totnes, TQ9 5GH

Company: NHS Jobs

Job Type: Contract

Job Reference: C9388-24-0171


Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibility

Lead medicines optimisation within the designated locality.

Provide clinical pharmacy service to the Intermediate Care Team.

Offer clinical pharmacy support to community hospital beds, collaborating closely with local General Practitioners.

Establish strong relationships with pharmacists in General Practice, Community Pharmacies, and Secondary Care to promote joined-up medicines optimisation.

Focus on supporting patients with polypharmacy and those frequently admitted to secondary care.

Provide Medicines Optimisation service to Care Homes in line with the latest guidance.

Offer timely, accurate information and advice to clinicians, nurses, health professionals, and the public to influence prescribing and ensure effective use of medicines.

Participate in multi-disciplinary groups to contribute to the safe selection, control, and administration of medicines.

Ensure effective implementation of medicine safety recommendations from regulatory bodies.

Co-ordinate and implement appropriate action following Safety Alert Broadcast System (SABS) recommendations across the Community Unit.

Participate in training and development initiatives.

Encourage an environment valuing all staff, promoting openness, critical evaluation of practices, and continuous improvement.

Provide plans for the continuous development of pharmacy services aligned with organizational objectives.

Develop systems for quality improvement, eliminating inappropriate variation, and continuously improving processes and outcomes.

Work proactively with stakeholders to improve pharmacy services continuously.

Incorporate user views in planning and delivering pharmacy services.

Manage internal and external complaints or incident reports related to pharmacy services efficiently.

Undertake investigations, identify root causes of suboptimal performance, and provide necessary reports.

Achieve agreed-upon objectives for personal management and development to contribute to improved pharmacy services and personal and professional development.

Liaise actively with relevant staff to achieve objectives in all key result areas.

Operate within current health and safety legislation, complying with departmental safety policies and procedures.

Strictly observe patient confidentiality and comply with Data Protection Act procedures.

Represent the service professionally in conduct, manner, and appearance.

Communication and Working Relationships

Clinical Director for Pharmacy

Lead Locality Pharmacist

Service Managers within the Health and Wellbeing Hub

General Practitioners

Pharmacists in General Practice, Community Pharmacies, and Secondary Care

Trust Lead for Medicines Governance

Clinical Governance Leads

Senior Medical Staff

Senior Nursing Staff

Pharmacists in other Trusts

HR Advisors

SW Regional Medicines Information & Training

Finance Staff

Occupational Health

CCG Prescribing Advisors

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