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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/01/2022.

Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: J196-A-21-2206

Dorking Healthcare Limited
Pond Tail Surgery
Pond Tail Surgery - Godstone
NHS AfC Band 7/8a DOE (pro-rata for part-time)

Dorking Healthcare

DHC is a GP Federation, representing 105,000 patients providing a wide range of quality healthcare services including elective care, Talking Therapies, community healthcare and primary care across Surrey, We are registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and we are an accredited AQP (Any Qualified Provider).

Recently, GP practices have been brought together into Primary Care Networks (or PCN’s) to offer services in the local community. There are three Primary Care Networks as part of the DHC Federation, Redhill Phoenix PCN, Dorking PCN and South Tandridge PCN. The PCN’s are critical to the changing NHS and are the focal point of all locally developed planning and service delivery. We have recently been awarded the contract to run Pond Tail GP surgery (part of South Tandridge PCN) from 1st January 2022 and are looking to increase the team working within the Practice to re-establish the service after a period of considerable change.

DHC has a strong commitment to delivering high quality community-oriented services, and to working in partnership with service users, carers, health and social care agencies and voluntary agencies.

A “can-do” attitude is a vital asset at DHC and we are looking for like-minded individuals to work with us who share the same approach and work ethic.

Clinical Pharmacist

We are now recruiting for the exciting position of Clinical Pharmacist based within the GP practice of Pond Tail Surgery. Although full time is preferable, part time working will be considered.

The successful applicant will support and work alongside other Pharmacists and will be a key part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role to clinically assess and treat patients, using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas. They will uphold a prescribing qualification, or undertake training to become a prescriber, and will work with and alongside the multi-disciplinary team across the PCN. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the care management of patients with chronic diseases and undertake clinical medication reviews to pro-actively manage people with complex poly-pharmacy, especially the elderly, people in care homes and those with multiple long term conditions (in particular COPD and Asthma) and people with learning disabilities and autism.

The person

This is a new role and a fantastic opportunity to really make your mark in a successful, growing organisation that is committed to seeking new, creative and better ways to deliver and develop our services. The successful candidate will support GP staff and patient facing clinics with regards to prescription and medication queries and be pro-active to suggest and recommend any solutions required. You will help support the repeat prescriptions system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation from hospital discharges. You will also provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation, conduct clinical audits and also provide leadership to the GP team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved. This role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so self-motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice is essential.

We are seeking a knowledgeable, ambitious and skilled professional with dedication and a good customer service ethos. The successful applicant must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. In addition, it would be desirable if you are a member of, or working towards, Faculty membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, have a Master’s degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent, have some specialist knowledge acquired through either a postgraduate diploma or have equivalent training/experience.

Travel between the different GP Practices within each PCN will be necessary, so a car driver would be ideal.


In return DHC offers staff the following benefits:

  • Competitive salaries; for these roles we are currently offering the applicable NHS Agenda for Change bands 7 and 8a (according to experience and qualifications, pro-rata if part-time)
  • We provide opportunities for training and career development.
  • Membership of the NHS pension scheme and 25 days of annual leave (plus Bank holidays)
  • Being part of a friendly, multi-disciplinary team
  • Some of our sites have free on-site parking (subject to availability).
  • We aim to be an employer of choice and conduct annual staff satisfaction surveys

If you are interested in applying, please complete an application form, referring to how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience match the requirements set out in the person specification in your supporting statement.

If you would like to work part time, please confirm how many hours/days you would prefer to work.

We will be checking applications frequently and will close the vacancy dependent on sufficient applications. Please apply as soon as possible.

DHC does not use recruitment agencies. Please do not contact us.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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