Clinical Pharmacist

Northants Rural Primary Care Network has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist to work within Long Buckby Practice and BYfield Medical Centre. We are part of a forward thinking PCN and the successful candidates will join our current practice pharmacists and clinical teams; they will work primarily within a dispensing practice in a patient facing role providing medication reviews, processing hospital discharges and prescription requests and prescribing advice to improve the prescribing safety and efficacy across our Network.

They will also have a key role in helping to implement the prescribing aspects of the PCN DES. West Northamptonshire is a great place to live and work. There is a lovely balance of open countryside with good facilities, and transport links; there are excellent schools nearby. Our rural and semi-rural communities are actively engaged with their healthcare and are rewarding to work with. Northants Rural PCN is an actively engaged Primary Care Network working across 7 sites on the edge of Northamptonshire; we border Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Leicestershire; we currently have staff who live in each of these four counties. We have employment options that could include you working in either Guilsbourgh, Crick, Long Buckby, Weedon, Greens Norton or Byfield. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to primary care and receive excellent patient feedback. We enjoy collaboration and are excited by the opportunities that come from working within a Primary Care Network. You will be a member of a group of PCN clinical pharmacists, whilst able to work independently you will benefit from the supervision; training and mentoring of a Senior Clinical Pharmacist and GP Clinical Director. You will be supported and encouraged to develop your skills and role throughout. If required, you will have the opportunity to access and complete NHS England’s accredited training pathway which equips you to practice and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting. We would welcome applications from pharmacists working in all sectors of pharmacy. The successful candidate will have a degree in pharmacy. You will already be an independent prescriber. A post-graduate diploma or higher degree in clinical pharmacy is desirable. You will become the practice expert in medicines optimisation and have input into the following areas, but not limited to: undertaking structured medication reviews, improving medicines optimisation and safety, supporting care homes, and running practice clinics. Pharmacist reviews are expected to reduce avoidable A&E attendances, hospital admissions, avoidable outpatient visits and over-medication. This post is subject to a disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service and successful references. Ideally the role will commence on October 1st, however, there is flexibility for the right candidate. CVs, formal and informal enquiries to: Katherine Deaville, Long Buckby Practice. .

Reference: 40885079

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