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Clinical PCN Pharmacist Role, Slough

Job Field:
Pharmacy and Scientific Jobs
Pharmacist Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Contract Type:
45,000 to 50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Prospect Health
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Clinical Pharmacist with the Independent Prescribing Qualification role available to work across GP Practices in Slough.

To be part of the practice team and support the delivery of Primary Care Network's ambitions to the highest quality and safety.
Contribute to better management of patients so that they are kept out of the hospital and feel supported.
Be the key member of the practice in ensuring prescribing is effective, safe and good value, and that medicines use is optimised for and with our patients.

Key Duties

* To lead as independent Prescriber.
* To undertake medication review clinics with people with multiple long-term conditions and on polypharmacy to improve patient outcomes in all member practices of the CSN primary care network.
* Some reviews may need to be undertaken in the patient's home.
* Contribute to reductions in medicine-related hospital admissions and readmissions by supporting patients to get the best outcomes from their medicines and identifying and addressing medicines-related issues
* To support patients recently discharged from the hospital by ensuring they understand their medication, any changes that have happened recently and have a timely supply.
* Ensure that the practice repeat prescribing policy is regularly reviewed and that it is being adhered to with the aim of reducing waste and improving safety.
* To help plan, develop and support the introduction of new working processes within the practice to optimise the quality and safety of prescribing.
* Working closely with GPs to resolve day-to-day issues related to the medication.
* To act as a point of contact in the practice for all medication and prescription-related queries from patients and health care professionals.
* To undertake minor ailment clinics or triage.
* To undertake medication audits.
* To manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions.
Participate and deliver education and training to practice staff of medication-related topics.
* To present at patient group meetings or other appropriate events to give advice on the appropriate use of CSN Programme Manager- Samreen Aslam Raja- March 2020 medicines.
* To produce patient information leaflets and posters and run medicine awareness projects throughout the year.
* To facilitate good working relationships between the practice and Community Pharmacies and Hospital Pharmacists.
* To undertake clinical audits to support the practice in following NICE and local guidance and pathways.
* To take responsibility for staying up to date and your own development and attend training events as appropriate.
* To qualify as a prescriber if this has not already been achieved.

Package and Benefits

* NHS Pension
* £45,000-£50,000 after 3 month probation
* 37.5 hours a week
* Monday to Friday

Key Skills, Qualifications and Client Requirements

* Independent Prescriber
* Qualified Pharmacist & Registered with GPhC
* Diploma or equivalent post-graduate qualification
* Two years' post-registration experience
* Excellent clinical knowledge
* Experience of undertaking medication reviews with patients
* Excellent Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

What Happens Next?
Please click the 'Apply' button to find out more about this role. The consultant looking after this vacancy will contact you at a convenient time to share further details on about the opportunity. All interaction will be in complete confidence, without obligation and we will NOT send your details to any practice unless you give us your permission.
If you wish to talk to us in person about this job or any other suitable jobs, please email us on or call our Pharmacy team on 01423 813457.
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