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Practice Based Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist

Job Reference: 896-MAN2019-171

NHS Manchester CCG
Parkway Business Centre, Princess Road, Manchester

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning is a single commissioner for health and social care, comprising a partnership between Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group and Manchester City Council.

Manchester currently has 89 GP practices, three major hospitals, a mental health trust, citywide social care services, a range of health improvement services, and many voluntary and community organisations.

The values of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning are Positive, Fair and Collaborative. They guide how we work with our colleagues, our communities and health and social care partners to improve the health of our population.

Would you like to be part of an award winning team?

The Practice Based Medicines Optimisation Team has recently won the Primary Care Pharmacist Association 2019 conference Poster Presentation. The team have been established for 2 and half years, working in General Practice across North Manchester providing a clinical pharmacy service.

The introduction of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) has presented a unique opportunity for the expansion of the practice based medicines optimisation team across the city into the majority of Manchester PCNs.

The Medicines Optimisation Team has a long standing history of delivering high quality services to support the work of General Practice across the City. The successful candidates will be welcomed into the expanding medicine optimisation team with the unique opportunity to develop both clinical and strategic skills.

We are seeking innovative pharmacists to provide clinical pharmacist services across Manchester. With strong clinical leadership and established links with General Practitioner trainers, we welcome applications from pharmacists working in all sectors who are looking to develop their role within General Practice.

Successful candidates will be involved in the delivery and evolution of clinical pharmacy services within general practice and will demonstrate a passion for providing patient centred care. In return, they will be supported with their training and developmental needs by providing:

  • one to one mentorship with a dedicated GP during induction phase

  • regular team meetings focussing on group based learning to support clinical knowledge

  • a senior management team with a strong clinical background

  • peer mentorship from the existing team

  • access to non-medical prescribing course

As a GP practice based pharmacist successful candidates will be responsible for providing a clinical pharmacy service to up to 3 GP practices in Manchester. This will involve working in the practices day to day and engaging with the practice staff and becoming an integral part of their team. The successful candidates will see patients face to face, supporting them with their medication needs; review discharge prescriptions and support practice staff with medication related queries.

MHCC is fully committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive workforce culture. We support flexible working. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.

If successfully shortlisted interviews will be conducted week beginning the 12th August 2019

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Heather Bury, Locality Lead for the Practice Based Medicines Optimisation Team.

email: hbury@nhs.netTel:0161 765 4085



Manchester Health and Care Partnership is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, we guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the post. To find out more please ensure you read our additional information section.

Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities.

We offer a range of excellent benefits including a pension scheme, 27 days Annual Leave, access to NHS discounts, Cycle to Work Scheme and Childcare Vouchers.

New entrants to the NHS will start at the bottom of the pay band.

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