PCN Clinical Pharmacist – Wyvern Health Partnership

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Job overview

It is an exciting time to join primary care, the NHS Five Year Forward View (2014) put GP surgeries at the heart of the vision for improved healthcare. The transformation of local healthcare and the formation of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) has provided the opportunity for pharmacy teams to work alongside a range of health professionals to play a key role enhancing health, improving safety, and advancing quality.

You will be enrolled onto the Centre of Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) primary care pharmacy education pathway or hold an equivalent qualification. You will be supported to complete the pathway and attend the training days over the first one and half years if you have not completed this already. If you are not already a prescriber you will be supported to become an independent prescriber once the first 18 months of the CPPE pathway have been completed.

Job responsibilities

  • To handle day to day medication issues highlighted by patients, staff, or other professionals within your area of competence
  • Liaise with the PCN technician and community colleagues on out of stock items
  • Within your scope of competence carry out structured medication reviews (SMRs) for patients
  • To educate and support patients in the use of their medicines and optimising their health
  • To perform medicines reconciliation for patients on discharge, after clinic appointments and at transfers of care
  • See patients new to the PCN to review their medicines and their care
  • To facilitate switches of medication in line with local formulary choices or changes in practice within your area of competence
  • Construct or use existing searches to identify patients on high risk medicines and ensure that monitoring and review is carried out in line with guidelines
  • Develop mutual working relationships with colleagues in Wyvern Health Partnership
  • Working with senior pharmacists carry out searches for people on medicines that require a shared care agreement (SCA)
  • Work with colleagues in WHP in promoting consistent ways of working and introducing new ways of working to WHP

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration.

Please apply via NHS jobs: https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/A1589-20-8585