Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist – Primary Care

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£48,526 – £54,619 a year
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Full Job Description

  • The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a primary care Medicines Optimisation service to 32 GP practices across Cheshire West Place.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, and self-motivated pharmacist to join our team and support GP practices to prescribe in a safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Applicants must be registered as pharmacists with the GPhC and have relevant experience.
What this opportunity means:
  • Our friendly department provides an environment that supports learning, innovation, team working and encourages individuals to develop.
  • You will have a 1 &1/2-day induction introducing you to our Trust, followed by a local induction plan.
  • There are excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years’ service (pro rata) and the NHS has a competitive pension scheme.
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has staff support, health, and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits.
Your application:
  • You must have a UK professional registration.
  • Your offer of employment is subject to two satisfactory references, one must be your most recent employer and over the last three years employment, with full contact details including a work email (personal emails are not accepted)
  • You must disclose any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, or warnings on the application, unless these are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
Participate in the provision and development of the primary care Medicines Optimisation service to GP practices across the Cheshire West footprint.
  • To support, promote and implement high quality, cost-effective, evidence based and safe use of medicines. This includes assisting practices to achieve prescribing targets, supporting the implementation of national and local guidance to improve patient care, and medication reviews.
  • To support practices to implement the Medicines Optimisation plan.
  • To develop, support & deliver the AMR action plan
  • To undertake monitoring of Non-medical prescribing
  • To undertake projects in GP practices.
  • To support NMP lead with governance process
See full job description for further details. The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust provides services in all the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently more than 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales. The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust. See Job Description for further details. Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values. Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is £23 (standard) or £43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment. You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above. Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date. Good luck with your application.