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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2021.

Primary Care Pharmacist

Job Reference: 256-SH108

Surrey Heartlands CCG
Cedar Court, Guildford Rd, Fetcham, Leatherhead KT22 9AE
£45,753 - £51,668 pro rata pa plus Fringe HCAS

Surrey Heartlands CCG are looking for a dynamic, motivated and experienced pharmacist to join our forward thinking, innovative and highly regarded Medicines Management team in the Surrey Downs Integrated Care Partnership.

We have an ambitious vision for transformation and continuous improvement of health and care across our footprint. We are in the unique position of having secured a devolution deal, which for the first time really brings together health and social care by allowing us to commission from a single budget. We are also developing four dynamic and sustainable Integrated Care Partnerships (across East Surrey, Guildford and Waverley, North West Surrey and Surrey Downs localities) based on co-operation with our component partners, and focusing on local population needs, priorities and decision making.  In addition, we have responsibility, delegated from NHS England, for managing Primary Care contracts across the Surrey Heartlands footprint.

Surrey Downs Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) (population 290,000) has 30 GP practices working in 6 Primary Care Networks (PCNs).  The Medicines Management Team works closely with all GP practices in the ICP to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing in primary care, works with colleagues in pharmaceutical commissioning to influence hospital prescribing practice, and embed medicines optimisation into everyday practice.  We work collaboratively our PCNs and support them develop the role of clinical pharmacists in GP practices.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting individual GP practices to support the delivery of CCG and ICP objectives in relation to medicines management.  The CCG aims to deliver cost-effective prescribing, whilst improving quality and safety. They post holder will be expected to take responsibility for leading ICP projects that support cost-effective prescribing and medicines optimisation.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on a challenge, with an understanding of the prescribing issues facing primary care.  A wide range of experience and skills are required including excellent clinical, organisational, communication and report writing skills, sound IT skills and the ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team. You will have a good appreciation of the medicines optimisation agenda and have the vision to develop innovative solutions. Previous experience of working with GPs or in primary care would be an advantage although not essential.

A registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council, the postholder, should have at least 5 years post registration experience, and highly specialist knowledge acquired through an accredited Post-graduate Pharmacy qualification (minimum 2 year university Diploma level) or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Every consideration will be shown to job applicants and employees who are disabled and those who meet the minimum criteria for the post will be invited for interview. All applicants invited for interview are asked if they need any additional support when attending the interview.

In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, NWS Clinical Commissioning Group will not discriminate against or dismiss the applications of candidates with spent convictions for posts which are not exempt from this legislation

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. Applicants may self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship on the UK Visas and Immigration pages of the website. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

Flexible Working:

As part of the organisation’s commitment to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, Surrey Heartlands CCG will consider all requests for flexible working on hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, compressed hours, part-time hours and/or job-sharing, and homeworking.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

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