Location
Basildon
Department
The Knares Medical Practice
Advertising Salary
DOE
Function
Pharmacist
Careers Site Advertising End Date
08 Jul 2024
About the Role

The Knares Medical Practice is looking to welcome a qualified and experienced clinical pharmacist into our busy practice, to play a full and active role within our multi-disciplinary team.  The role is offered on a part-time basis, for 25 hours per week.

The main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Clinically assessing and treating patients, using expert knowledge of medicines, for specific disease areas;
  • Providing specialist expertise in the use of medicines and medicine information (e.g. side-effects, dosage);
  • Providing pharmaceutical medication review and health education advice to patients, by face-to-face, telephone or notes-based review, as agreed with the practice;
  • Providing leadership on person-centred medicines optimisation and quality improvement;
  • Contributing to public health campaigns, including flu vaccinations, childhood immunisation and adult immunisation programmes;
  • Processing specialist treatment letters;
  • Supporting practice dispensary;
  • Processing hospital medication discharge letters;
  • Acting as a key contact, for all medication related queries;
  • Supporting improvements in clinical care, through practice-based audits and implementing change;
  • Running clinics where medicines are the main interventions e.g. anticoagulant monitoring clinics;
  • Conducting spirometry, child immunisation, travel vaccination, diabetic foot checks and NHS health checks, as well as other tasks, as required, on completion of appropriate training;
  • Conducting care-planning, including mental health, admission avoidance schemes, and end-of-life patients.
  • Reviewing daily pathology results and act on results.
  • Undertaking minor ailments triage and directing patients, based on clinical need;
  • Capturing relevant patient health information at all consultations including contributing to the quality outcomes framework;
  • Monitoring patients with complex, long-term conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and COPD, ensuring that medication is optimised, titrated, monitored and complied with;
  • Providing clinical advice and expertise on medication;
  • Establishing ongoing professional relationships with individual patients;
  • Liaising with other providers, such as secondary care, community pharmacy and care or nursing homes, as necessary, to ensure the safe transfer of care;
  • Delivering on and/or overseeing relevant aspects of the PCN Directed Enhanced Service (DES).
  • Taking a central role in the clinical aspects of shared-care protocols, clinical research with medicines and liaison with specialist pharmacists;
  • Being part of a professional clinical network and having access to appropriate clinical supervision;
  • Supporting the PCN clinical director as necessary;
  • Managing the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process, by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions and medicines reaching review dates;
  • Reviewing prescribing against local and national targets, and engaging with the wider prescribing team to rectify any issues;
  • Carrying out structured medicines-optimisation reviews in care homes; 
  • Contributing to the reduction of medicine wastage within practices across the PCN.
About the Candidate
You will be a qualified pharmacist with strong experience within primary care and have the following skills and qualifications:
  • Completion of a degree in pharmacy and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council;
  • Post-qualification experience in pharmacy (hospital, primary care or community), or working towards obtaining this;
  • Qualified independent prescriber, or working towards this;
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS);
  • Awareness of the breadth of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in a general medical practice;
  • Ability to demonstrate general pharmaceutical skills and knowledge in core areas;
  • Ability to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general care plans for patients with long-term conditions;
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision as an individuals;
  • Ability to recognise priorities when problem-solving and identify deviations from normal patterns, referring to seniors or GPs with confidence, when appropriate;
  • Ability to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies, procedures and codes of conduct;
  • Ability to assist patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance;
  • Non-judgemental attitude and ability to be flexible and adaptable;
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills;
  • Understand the need for patient confidentiality.
About Us
The Knares Medical Practice is a small practice located in Basildon with a practice list size of approximately, 8000 patients. We are a friendly team with a very supportive group of GP partners who provide clinical services for the practice population, along with salaried GPs and other clinical staff. 
 

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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