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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/05/2022.

Primary Care Pharmacist

Job Reference: 256-SH-320

Employer:
Surrey Heartlands CCG
Department:
Primary Care
Location:
Woodhatch, Reigate
Salary:
£47,126 - £53,219

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

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 Places (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.

The post holder will be a Primary Care Pharmacist working in the East Surrey Place of Surrey Heartlands CCG, supporting GP practices in or around the towns of Reigate, Oxted, Horley and Lingfield. East Surrey has a population of approximately 190,000 and 16 GP practices working in 5 Primary Care Networks (PCNs). The Medicines Management Team works closely with all GP practices 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 with 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 East Surrey Place 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 medicine management related 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. This post offers a great opportunity to build on the existing and valued service. We want to make a difference to patient care and continue delivering an excellent service in this complex and challenging environment.

A registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council, the post holder should have highly specialist knowledge acquired through an accredited diploma / MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or Pharmacy Practice (minimum 2 year university Diploma level) or equivalent demonstrable experience.

For further details on this role, please refer to the attached job description. Please ensure that you pay careful attention to the essentials and desirables of the person specification when completing your supporting statement.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Reham Al-Shwaikh Job title Primary Care Pharmacist Email address reham.al-shwaikh@nhs.net Telephone number 07500102859

Additional contact information

If this is the type of opportunity that you have been looking for, and you meet the requirements above then please apply. We would love to hear from you.




We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome all applications, especially those from underrepresented communities, including people with a disability, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

As part of the organisation’s commitment to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, Surrey Heartlands ICB 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.

In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board will not discriminate against or dismiss the applications of candidates with spent convictions for posts which are not exempt from this legislation.


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.


UK Registration

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



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