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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2020.

Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist

Job Reference: 824-CORP-2340

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Medicines Management, London
£52,643 - £58,558 PA inc HCAS

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Are you looking for a change within the pharmacy world? Perhaps a move from secondary care but still wanting to work as a clinical pharmacist and help patients' with their medicines? If yes, this could be the post for you:

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative pharmacist to join the Medicines Management Team for an exciting post in Community Health Services. Key components of the post include:

- Working as part of the Medicines Optimisation Service for high risk patients ensuring an integrated approach to the management of medicines. This will involve conducting clinical medication reviews in the clinic setting, patients' homes, care homes or even within a primary care network and acting as a source of pharmaceutical expertise to various health and social care professionals e.g. GPs, hospital clinicians, district nurses, carers, families, community pharmacists and care coordinators. Continuous evaluation of the service will also be key to demonstrate value and areas for further development.

-Trust wide Medicines Management Service Provision including policy development, implementation of patient safety initiatives e.g. drug alerts, patient safety alerts, training for health professionals in the community, clinical cover to the bedded services across the Trust which currently include a palliative care unit and various rehabilitation units.

The post will predominantly be working in West London with a base at Parsons Green and will involve lone-working and travelling between sites. With The postholder may also be required to travel to other sites and services within the organisation so will require flexibility as the organisation continues to grow (currently providing Adult and Children's community services in Barnet, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Merton, Wandsworth and some services in Brent, Hertfordshire and Hounslow and Richmond. A car would be useful for travelling in outer London or outside of London but is not essential. With the current impact of COVID-19 there maybe an element of working from home where direct patient contact is not required.

You would also be part of the on-call advisory service (by phone only) providing advice to two rehabilitation units and a palliative care unit.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

The postholder must have significant post registration experience in hospital pharmacy and a postgraduate qualification to at least diploma level. Previous experience in community health services or primary care is desirable. A sound knowledge of prescribing and medicines management issues faced in both primary and secondary care is essential with excellent decision-making and problem solving skills. Additionally, compassion, flexibility, excellent comunication and time management skills are essential and the ability to build relationships with various health and social care professionals e.g. GPs, hospital clinicians, district nurses, carers, family, community pharmacists and care coordinators.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

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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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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