Clinical Pharmacist - Band 8 Prescriber
We have an exciting opportunity for a Prescribing Primary Care Pharmacist. The 3 GP practices of Lewes are merging in July to become a single practice known as Foundry Healthcare, that will allow any applicants an opportunity to work in an organisation that is fit for the future of general practice. We are working to create a single Acute centre that will combine with a new Urgent Treatment Centre at the local community hospital, in addition to a new building which has been designed as a Health Hub, due to open in 2 years. We are in a fantastic position to make the most of the development Primary Care Networks building on the work we have been doing as a Primary Care Home in the last 3 years.
We are seeking a practice pharmacist with previous experience of working in primary care to develop and manage medicines optimisation services within our practice. This is a great opportunity to develop a new role in this practice. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake the following roles:
Clinical services will include working with GPs and patients to address medicine adherence, reviewing patients on complex medicine regimens, triaging and managing common ailments, responding to acute medicine requests and managing and prescribing for long-term conditions (often in conjunction with the practice nurse)
Prescription management - dealing with medication for patients recently discharged from hospital, supporting the practice to deliver on the QIPP and QOF agenda and enhanced services, delivering repeat prescription reviews, being the point of contact for all medicine-related queries and overseeing the practice’s repeat prescription policy
Audit and education
The successful candidate will have a post-graduate diploma or higher degree in clinical pharmacy, and will be an independent prescriber. They will perform face to face medication reviews of patients with polypharmacy - especially for older people, people resident in care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities.