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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2022.

Primary Care Network Clinical Pharmacist (SASSE 2) - Band 7/8a

Job Reference: 323-KPF250

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lyne Chertsey KT16 0PZ UK
£41,902 - £55,064 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

SASSE Primary Care Network Pharmacist - Band 7/8a

Are you proactive with good clinical pharmacy skills? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, developing environment? Do you have a passion to deliver excellent service and are you interested in following the patient journey from hospital to home? If so, talk to us.

We are looking to recruit a forward thinking, clinical pharmacist interested in developing their career working across sectors in secondary and primary care improving patient outcomes related to medicines, reducing prescribing variation and ensuring patient safety.

The post is part-time 0.6WTE, based in the area of North West Surrey working at Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for ~ half day a week, with the remainder of your time in GP surgeries within the SASSE 2 Primary Care Network. This cross-sector position allows for joined up working, interface projects and better transfer of care. It offers the opportunity to further develop and utilize clinical knowledge and prescribing skills.

You will be motivated, and passionate about patient care, and have excellent communication skills to work with the multi-disciplinary healthcare team across the locality to optimise medications with a patient-centered approach.

With the increasing burden of polypharmacy and complex co-morbidities in the elderly population, we are looking for a pharmacist with a keen understanding of balancing risks and benefits in relation to medicines and patient circumstances.

This advanced pharmacist post is a great opportunity for pharmacists wishing to further or develop their career. You will ideally be a prescriber with experience of working in care of the elderly or within a GP surgery, however this is not essential. For this post there will be the opportunity for fully funded training to become a qualified independent prescriber or if appropriate to start the advanced practitioner course.

Successful candidate will need to have significant post qualification experience, and be willing to undertake the CPPE 18 month pathway following by the independent prescribing qualification.

The post will be allocated to SASSE 2 PCN within the North West Surrey area and may involve working in more than one GP practice and remote working depending on the needs of the PCN.

The main part of this role is supporting the delivery of the pharmacy and medicines optimisation elements of the network service specifications within the Network Contract DES, with a particular focus on the structured medications review and optimisation specification, the enhanced health in care homes specification and Investment and Impact Fund.

The post holder will perform medication review of patients with polypharmacy especially for older people, people in care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities. The post holder will be involved in local incentive schemes, provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit and well as long-term condition clinics and managing some aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework. You will provide face to face and telephone consultations to patients.

During the time spent at the hospital the post holder will, undertake interface projects, build relationships and resolve queries from both primary and secondary care. Link with specific specialities which use high cost drugs or require additional support across the interface.


For further information about this post, please contact: Holly Mitchell


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Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

There are a number of staff benefit schemes running to support wellbeing such as salary sacrifice, discount schemes and cycle to work schemes.

ASPH Wellbeing support includes a brand new Wellbeing hub that features an on-site gym as part of the recreation area, offering exercise classes or use of the gym for free following induction, as well as a relaxation area. We have multi-faith centres on both hospital sites.

Find out more by visiting the guide and links that can be found to the right of this advert.

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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