CaYK PCN consists of three Primary Care organisations operating over five practices, with two dispensaries across Calne, Sutton Benger and Yatton Keynell.  We are seeking a clinical pharmacist to help us to meet our PCN targets and to work with each of our PCN member organisations in Practice.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a pro-active and forward facing PCN, with a new-build surgery pending (see assuracalne.com) and a supportive and friendly medicines management team.

The successful applicant will be a qualified pharmacist, who acts within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of pharmacists in general practice. In this role they will be supported by a senior clinical pharmacist who will develop, manage and mentor them.  The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role.  The post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.  Providing primary support to general practice staff within all PCN practices with regards to prescription and medication queries, a large part of this role will be to help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of registered patients.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and PCN DES enhanced services, including structured medication reviews and enhanced health in care homes.  The post holder will ensure that the PCN practices integrate with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload.  The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.  The post holder will be supported to complete the CPPE with a view to developing their role to become a non-medical prescriber.  A strong commitment to personal and professional development and teamwork are essential for this role.

In return the successful post holder will benefit from a permanent position with a generous salary (Band 7-8a), dependant on experience, and the opportunity to join the NHS Pension scheme.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Please send your application with an up to date CV to emmybutcher@nhs.net