Are you a Pharmacist who is interested in building skills and competency to work in a clinical, patient-facing role in a GP practice?
If so, our practice has a novel, exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Pharmacist to join our friendly, well-established training practice.
We have worked with clinical pharmacists for many years and greatly appreciate the skills that they can bring to our multidisciplinary team and the value that they bring to our patients.
We have an existing in-house Senior GP Pharmacist who has an active role in managing patients, monitoring treatment strategies and governs our medicines management processes. However, within our 19,000 patient population we can see that there is much more clinical pharmacists could do to help ease workload burdens, improve access to care and, most importantly, raise the standards of prescribing and medicines optimisation for our patients.
We recognise that many Pharmacists, despite being interested in GP practice positions, often have little experience of working in such roles and may not have access to mentorship to help coach, develop and build skills ‘on the job.’ Therefore, at Riversdale Surgery, we are offering a position to work alongside our Senior GP Pharmacist (a registered HEIW tutor for the GP Pharmacist Training Pilot) and our experienced GP trainers, who will provide ongoing support / training. This will aim to build clinical skills and competencies that are relevant to the GP Pharmacist role (and line with GP Pharmacist Advanced Practice Frameworks currently in development).
The post is advertised initially as a NHS Agenda for Change Band 7. However, after the two year fixed term period, and with successful completion of training and assessments, there will be an opportunity for renegotiation of contract and salary.
The post is advertised as full time (37.5hrs /week) but we would welcome applications from those interested in part time working also (please specify in your application)
The successful candidate must be a registered member of the GPhC and hold a post-graduate clinical pharmacy diploma (or demonstrate equivalent experience) – see Personal specification for more details.
If you wish to apply for this post please visit: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk Please note that interviews for the post will take place in early July.
Informal visits and discussions are welcomed, please contact Neil Sugden (Senior GP Pharmacist and/or Liz Keefe (Practice Manager) on Tel: 01656 673331