Rochford PCN
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25 Feb 2024
About the Role
GP Healthcare Alliance, a federation of GP practices in Castle Point and Rochford, is hosting an innovative service to recruit an enthusiastic and committed, full-time clinical pharmacist to join Rochford District Primary Care Network. This is a full-time post, working 37.5 hours per week, covering Rochford District PCN which is made up of the following practices:
  • The Puzey Family Practice
  • Ashingdon Medical Centre
  • The Practice Leecon Way
  • Wakering Medical Centre
The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will perform medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and implement systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patients in the PCN.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role. They will take responsibility for areas of medicines optimisation within the PCN and undertake structured clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement (QI) and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services at practice and PCN level.

The post holder will work with all sectors of pharmacy across the health system and its member practices to improve population health. Demonstrating improvement in patient outcomes and working to reduce health inequalities across the PCN contributing to improving the efficiency of general practice and delivering a best-in-class service. 

The post holder will provide support to practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries, ensuring integration with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare, and help manage GP workload.
For further information please see the attached job description. 
About the Candidate
You will be a qualified pharmacist with strong experience within primary care and have the following qualifications:
  • Active GPhC Registration and license to practice.
  • Degree in pharmacy (MPharm). 
  • Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education Pathway (PCPEP) qualification or working towards/willing to enrol. 

Knowledge, experience and skills required: 

  • Knowledge of clinical governance, confidentiality, data protection and information governance in primary care.
  • Autonomous practitioner and in-depth therapeutic, clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare.
  • A solid understanding and experience of Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) and Impact Investment Funds (IIF).
  • Knowledge of the local and national health policy and wider health economy.
  • Experience and an awareness of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in general practice.
  • Able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions.
  • Recognise priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from normal pattern and can refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate.
  • Able to follow legal, ethical, professional, and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct.
  • Physical assessment and clinical examination skills.
  • Able to manage high pressure situations e.g., clinical crisis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work well with other people and deal with the challenges of ever changing and demanding situations.
  • Evidence of knowledge of research methodology.
  • Knowledge of Audit principles and evidence of participation in and completion of audit projects.
  • Able to manage own time and prioritise work.
  • Willingness to work flexibly to deliver clinically effective and cost-effective healthcare.
  • Able to integrate the care of a patient by many and various other clinical staff.

For more information please see the attached. 

About Us

Rochford PCN is a network made up of 6 surgeries who have 40,000 registered patients. Our vision is to work in partnership with our colleagues and patients to provide the best primary care services in the community.

Our team includes a variety of different professionals who can offer peer support and shared learning. This role will work as part of this large team that includes advanced nurse practitioners, advanced clinical practitioners, paramedics, care coordinators, social prescribers, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners and healthcare assistants. 

We encourage our team members to share ideas and to offer suggestions for how our services can be delivered to improve our patient care across our local population. 

All of our PCN staff are employed by GP Healthcare Alliance (GPHA). GPHA values staff and can offer:

  • NHS pension; 
  • A supportive and friendly working environment; 
  • Flexible working hours; 
  • 38 days' annual leave per year, including bank holidays (pro rata); 
  • Peer support; 
  • Support with training and development;
  • Reimbursement for parking and travel expenses for attending meetings/off site sessions. 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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