The Hart Surgery

York Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2DR

Telephone: 01491 843200

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Job Description – Clinical Pharmacist

JOB DESCRIPTION

Clinical Pharmacist

Salary: Band 7 – 8a plus NHS Pension, 5 weeks fte holiday pa

You will be employed under the ARRS scheme at the surgery.

Overview

We seek an enthusiastic and driven individual keen to develop and extend the role of pharmacists within primary care. The role will be patient facing and include all aspects of medicines management across both long-term conditions and acute presentations. You will work as part of the highly-skilled clinical team guiding them in innovative and cost-effective prescribing.

More Information

We are seeking someone to work approximately 20 hours a week, daily. This could be a mixture of on the premises and remote (preferred) although we might consider fully remote.

Day-to-Day work will include

  • Structured Medications Reviews
  • Assisting the Prescription team with queries
  • Attending regular in-house MDTs
  • Working with the ICB Medications Management Team to ensure the local formulary is adhered to and understood in house
  • Carrying out audits when required
  • Helping deliver the targets laid out in the local Prescribing Quality Scheme
  • Helping deliver the targets laid out in QOF and IIF
  • Working with our care homes to ensure optimal prescribing
  • Advising GPs and other clinical staff
  • Helping develop and maintain policies and protocols relating to medicine management

Required qualifications and attributes:

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (Mpharm) or equivalent
  • Registered with GPhC
  • Member of RPS
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Independent prescriber status or a commitment to undertake the course
  • Effective interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) presentation and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate information to patients and careers in a clear and appropriate manner, using developed empathy skills
  • Knowledge of medicines management issues across primary, acute and domiciliary care settings
  • Understanding and appreciation of National and local policies which impinge on primary care prescribing
  • Professional approach to work demonstrating excellent interactive patient skills. Guided by professional code, accountable and responsible for own professional actions
  • Ability to gain the confidence and credibility of a range of professional
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise tasks to ensure urgent work is completed on time
  • Experience of working with diabetes would be beneficial