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.
Technicians play and important role in supporting clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the team to enhance patient safety and improve patients health. The post holder will be a motivated individual with an enthusiasm for people, quality improvement and care.
Main duties of the job
The role will encompass clinical, technical, educational, and administrative elements. There will be a mix of face to face, telephone, and video consultations with patients. This is balanced with desk based and inward facing duties, hopefully providing a varied and interesting working day.
- Play a significant role to collate practice data for the optimisation of medication in keys areas.
- To conduct audits of current prescribing and practice, identify areas requiring improvement.
- Work with colleagues to develop PCN wide policies and protocols.
- To perform medicines reconciliation for patients on discharge, after clinic appointments and at transfers of care.
- For patients who are new to practices in the PCN, to reconcile their medicines and add them to the clinical system.
- To facilitate switches of medication in line with local formulary choices or changes in practice within your area of competence
- Working with colleagues, produce policies and protocols for the practices within your area of expertise.
- Identify patients on high risk medicines and ensure that monitoring and review is carried out in line with guidelines.
- To handle day to day medication issues highlighted by patients, staff, or other professionals within your area of competence.
- Work with colleagues in WHP in promoting consistent ways of working and introducing new ways of working to the Health Partnership.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration.
Please apply via NHS jobs: https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/A1589-20-5611