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PRESCRIBING SUPPORT NURSE

Posted 15 January by NHS Fife Featured Ended
FIFE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP
FIFE WIDE
PRESCRIBING SUPPORT NURSE
REF NO: WD333/11/17LB
FIXED TERM FOR 12 MONTHS
SALARY: £26,830 - £35,933
BAND 6 - HOURS: 37.5 (PART TIME HOURS WILL BE CONSIDERED)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a prescribing support nurse with experience in delivering care to patients over a range of long term conditions to join the prescribing support team in helping to improve the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of prescribing within NHS Fife.

Under the direction of the lead pharmacists, you will engage with GP practices, care homes, clinics and wards to improve prescribing, maximise prescribing efficiencies and improve adherence to clinical guidelines and formulary in your specialist area.

This may involve review of patients’ medication to provide expert opinion on best treatment; set-up of bespoke clinics to review these patients (in addition to practices’ regular clinic provision); peer support and education to practice nurses to develop their own clinics.

An excellent relationship has been established with the Managed Clinical Network (MCN) leads and nurse managers and they will continue to provide professional input and direction to your role, and you likewise will be expected to support the work of the MCN at times, e.g. through meeting attendance, providing educational support.

We are looking for nurses with in-depth knowledge over a range of long term conditions eg respiratory, diabetes, chronic pain and mental health. You will have experience in a patient facing role in primary care or hospital and have the ability to influence prescribing to ensure that patients receive the optimal treatment for their condition, in line with local and national guidelines.

You should have good interpersonal skills and be able to work with a range of people including patients, fellow nurses, GPs, practice managers, practice pharmacists and MCN managers/leads.

The posts are Fife-wide and the ability to travel throughout Fife is essential.

Please state in your application, how many hours you are applying for.

Applications on a secondment basis will be considered providing you have prior agreement from your current line manager.

For informal enquiries, please contact Fiona Eastop, Deputy Lead Pharmacist, East Divisionext 22071 or Jenny Blythe, Deputy Lead Pharmacist, West Division.

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.

Application forms can be downloaded from , saved to your PC and returned to the recruitment team by email attachment. You can also request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number.

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We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt.

We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.

CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON ON 23RD JANUARY 2018

Reference: 34229194

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