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 Senior clinical pharmacist, with consultancy skills 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 an experienced pharmacist NMP, who acts within their professional boundaries, to develop, manage and mentor a PCN pharmacy team.  Familiar with carrying out patient facing consultations in Primary Care, the post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for an area of specialist medicine such as mental health or cancer care as well as areas of chronic disease management within the practice undertaking clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy, especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities.  The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries.  They will help support the repeat prescriptions system, deal with acute prescription requests, 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 patient in the PCN practices.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and the PCN enhanced services DES such as including structured medication reviews and enhanced health in care homes.  Meeting KPIs and CQC standards of care, the post holder will ensure that the practice integrates 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 if applicable.  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 8a-8b), dependent 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