Junior Clinical Pharmacist
NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board
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Are you looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic Medicines Management team that will support you to develop your clinical knowledge and skills?
Sefton Place are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacists to join their ambitious and forward thinking, integrated ICB/PCN Medicines Management team.
In addition to excellent communication and interpersonal skills, candidates will need to be able to demonstrate strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise competing demands.
The posts provide an ideal opportunity for newly qualified pharmacists looking for their first position in a primary care Medicines Management team.
The band 6 pharmacist post is a development post and upon successful completion of a structured development programme candidates will progress to band 7.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidates will work alongside our existing team to deliver the medicines optimisation agenda within primary care. As well as a GP practice portfolio, the role will involve supporting our very successful Medicines Management hub. There may also be an opportunity to be involved in other areas of work including working within integrated care teams and completing structured medication reviews for vulnerable patients and patients living in care homes.
The role will involve delivering the Primary Care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service and candidates who cannot prove equivalence to the CPPE Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway will be enrolled on the course.
There are a total of 44 constituent practices across Sefton, serving a population in excess of 286,000. The Medicines Management team comprises pharmacists, a number of whom are independent prescribers, pharmacy technicians and administrative support.
The successful candidates will join a friendly, progressive and supportive Medicines Management team dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to the population of Sefton. Personal and professional development are supported for all members of the Medicines Management team and the successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge whilst working in a supportive and inclusive environment.
To undertake further education and training to gain an appropriate level of knowledge and expertise in preparation for transition to band 7 clinical pharmacist.
To work on own initiative, seeking advice from more experienced pharmacists where necessary, to deliver safe, effective and cost-effective use of the medicines resource in accordance with the medicines management agenda.
To provide specialist advice on prescribing and medicines management to colleagues at a practice level and the NHS and wider community, including patients or their carers, to facilitate optimal use of the medicines resource, and to be accountable for that advice.
To improve medicines management outcomes by informing, involving, negotiating with, persuading, motivating and co-ordinating the activities of key health care professional and support staff within practices and the wider community.
To apply for this post, the candidate will need to be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a practicing pharmacist. The successful candidates will be expected to travel throughout Sefton and the wider area on a regular basis.
You must demonstrate how your experience and skills meet the criteria as listed in the person specification in order for your application to be shortlisted.
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