Job Opportunity: Experienced GP Pharmacist NMP – Braintree PCN

Website Bromley by Bow Health Partnership

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Position: Experienced GP Pharmacist NMP
Location: Braintree PCN
Employer: Bromley by Bow Health Partnership
Application Deadline: 15 July 2024

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity awaits to be part of an innovative and award-winning organization that integrates the clinical skills of a pharmacist into the general practice team. We seek an enthusiastic and motivated experienced general practice pharmacist dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and skills to improve patient care in general practice.

GL@GP recruits, employs, trains, and supports pharmacists in delivering high-quality patient services across Greater London. We are known for preparing and training pharmacists for general practice roles with experienced practice-based pharmacists (PBPs) and GP trainers.

Note: This position is not based in the East London postcode mentioned in this listing, as it is our training centre. For any queries, please contact GL@GP directly, not the practice.

Main Duties of the Job

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years post-registration with at least 2 years in General Practice.
  • Certification: Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing.
  • Clinical Practice: Experience using prescribing qualification in General Practice.
  • Further Education: Completion of NHS Pathway Training for Practice Pharmacists or a Clinical Pharmacy Diploma (for exemption from the NHS pathway training).

Successful candidates will join a team of GL@GP PBPs who meet 2-3 times a month for training and peer support.

Application Note: Please state your current notice period and driving status in your application. Refer to the supporting Job Description document for more detailed information. We cannot employ individuals on a TIER 2 visa.

About Us

Green Light is an independent, employee-owned group providing GP Practice Pharmacist, Community Pharmacy, Education & Training, and Consultancy services. Led by pharmacist Sharon Hart, who has extensive experience in various pharmacy sectors and leadership development, GL@GP supports individual and team growth. GL@GP pharmacists have access to formal and informal mentoring and coaching opportunities to develop their non-clinical skills.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

The post holder will be an experienced general practice pharmacist working within their professional boundaries, supported by GreenLight pharmacists and practice GPs. They will take on clinical pharmacy leadership roles, including:

  • Conducting Structured Medication Reviews
  • Managing chronic disease areas
  • Medicines optimization
  • Quality improvement initiatives
  • Overseeing the quality and outcomes framework
  • Leading, training, and coordinating less experienced pharmacy professionals
  • Managing repeat prescribing systems
  • Addressing acute prescription requests and medicines reconciliation
  • Providing clinical medicines advice and addressing public and social care needs

This role is crucial for improving quality of care and operational efficiencies, requiring motivation and passion for delivering excellent service in general practice.

Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibility

  • Patient Facing: Clinical Medication Reviews, care home medication reviews, domiciliary clinical medication review, medicines support.
  • Telephone Support: Medicines support.
  • Practice Staff Support: Providing medicine information.
  • Hospital Admissions: Unplanned admissions management.
  • Documents Management: Repeat prescribing and signposting.
  • Risk Stratification: Service development and information management.
  • Quality Improvement: Medicines quality improvement and safety.
  • Education and Training: Public health education.

Note: Due to COVID-19 risks, patient-facing activities will largely be managed remotely via phone or video link.

Required Skills and Attributes

Essential Qualifications

  • Education: Masters degree in pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent.
  • Training: Clinical Pharmacy Diploma or equivalent training (e.g., NHS Pathway training for PBPs).
  • Certification: Independent prescriber.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Leadership Qualification
  • Education & Training Qualification

Essential Experience

  • General Practice: Working as a pharmacist full-time (or equivalent) for over 2 years.
  • Training: Experience in teaching, clinical supervision, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Leadership: Leading healthcare professionals, particularly pharmacists.
  • Management: Managing self and others to achieve goals and targets.

Desirable Experience

  • Diverse Settings: Working across various pharmacy settings.
  • Multidisciplinary Teams: Leading and developing clinical teams.

Essential Registration

  • Professional Registration: Mandatory registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post requires a submission for Disclosure to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For more information, please see the NHS Careers website.

Employer Details

Employer Name: Bromley by Bow Health Partnership
Address: Alderney Building, Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG