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General Practice Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: J183-A-19-51618

Central Advertising - Other
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£37,570 - £50,819 dependent

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

General Practice Clinical Pharmacists

We have an exciting opportunity for clinical pharmacists to work in GP practices within the three Cheltenham Primary Care Networks (PCN’s).

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

If you were successful, you will have a chance to help develop the role of clinical pharmacists in General Practice which includes the opportunity for innovation and service design, combined with the benefits of being a valued part of an established primary care team. You will join a group of pharmacists who provide active support and who have now been working closely together for more than two years supporting all our practices across Cheltenham. All our surgeries use the SystmOne GP computer system supported by the Ardens templates and formularies.

We are recruiting up to four whole-time equivalent or near whole-time (minimum .5) equivalent pharmacist (hours flexible) who are keen to develop their career as GP practice-based pharmacists. The role will involve the management of long-term conditions, face to face and telephone medication reviews, medicines quality improvement & safety and the implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations. You will also provide leadership on quality improvement projects and clinical audit, as well as managing some aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

Applicants will have a good clinical background and excellent presentation and communication skills as well as an appreciation of the change management principles required to support safe, evidence-based, clinically and cost effective prescribing. Previous experience of working in a GP practice is desirable but not essential. They will be computer literate; confident in working independently; able to prioritise workload and have an understanding of project management skills. They will be well organised, self-motivated and work well as part of a team. The posts will require some travel within Cheltenham and its outskirts.

Three successful applicants will be employed by GDoc Ltd, on behalf of the GP Cheltenham Central and Peripheral Networks and one pharmacist will be employed direct by the Cheltenham St Paul’s Network. There will be no requirement to perform clinical work outside the Cheltenham area, but post-holders may occasionally be required to attend meetings or training elsewhere in Gloucestershire.

GDoc is the GP provider consortium for Gloucestershire; all employees are eligible for the NHS pension scheme. St Paul’s Network will provide an equivalent employment package.

For an informal discussion about these roles please contact GDoc on 01452 389300.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 9th July 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 19th July 2019 at a local venue to be advised. Potential over-flow date for interviews will be Thursday 18th July 2019.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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