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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: J180-A-19-310391

Central Advertising - General Practitioners
Weymouth & Portland
Band 7

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Pharmacist to be part of our growing team supporting the Weymouth & Portland Primary Care Network (PCN). This is an interesting and varied role, working directly with other PCN Clinical Pharmacists and the GP Leads to develop the structured medication review (SMR) and medicines optimisation services within the six GP Practices of our PCN: You will be at the forefront of driving this valuable expansion and collaboration of the primary care services in the Network.

Due to the evolving nature of this role, a draft JD can be found below. Daily cover Monday to Friday is required but the daily hours of work are flexible. Job share is available.

Most work will be undertaken from a central location within Weymouth and Portland but travel between the Network practices will also be necessary. The successful candidate will have a patient facing role in managing long-term conditions; working directly with patients to assess and treat conditions, as well as promote self-care.

The candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience of influencing others and conducting clinical SMRs.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with all primary care colleagues with direct input and support from general practitioners, to develop and run processes for SMRs, repeat prescription reauthorisation, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing. They will work closely with the Integrated Community & Primary Care Service Clinical Pharmacist.


Essential attributes for the role

Non-medical prescriber course completion

Methodical & accurate approach to work with attention to detail

Work to a very high standard

Be a driven, enthusiastic and responsive team player

Flexible approach to change as the clinical pharmacy team expands in the coming years in line with the PCN DES

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.


In return you will receive

Attractive salary of £37,570 - £43,772 pro rata depending on experience (equivalent Band 7 Agenda for Change)

Entitlement to NHS Pension

Support to develop the role

A chance to be at the forefront of collaborative working in the network

Balance of patient facing services and audit/improvement cycle.


For further information, please contact . 


Closing date Sunday 1st March 2020. Interviews 12th March.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also 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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