Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist

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£55,903 – £61,996 a year
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This is a post for a pharmacist to join the Medicines Optimisation Service in the borough of West London (North West London). Are you looking for a change within the pharmacy world? Perhaps a move from secondary care but still wanting to work as a clinical pharmacist and help patients’ with their medicines? If yes, this could be the post for you: Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply. Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative pharmacist to join the Medicines Management Team. Key components of the post include: Working as part of the Medicines Optimisation Service for high risk patients ensuring an integrated approach to the management of medicines. This will involve conducting clinical medication reviews in patients’ homes as well as in a clinic setting. Provide professional pharmaceutical advice to GPs and HCPs in the My Care My Way (MCMW) integrated care and Frailty MDT meetings Continuous evaluation of the service will also be key to demonstrate value and areas for further development. Trust wide Medicines Management Service Provision including policy development, implementation of patient safety initiatives e.g. drug alerts, training for health professionals in the community and support to the bedded services if required. The post will predominantly be working in the borough of West London with a base at Parsons Green and will involve lone-working and travelling between sites. The postholder may also be required to travel to other sites and services within the organisation so will require flexibility as the organisation continues to grow. A car would be useful for travelling in outer London or outside of London but is not essential. You would also be part of the on-call advisory service (by phone only) providing advice to Bedded services. Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs – Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster – and Hertfordshire.
  • To deliver a high quality Medicines Optimisation Service to improve medicines related outcomes for high risk patients and ensure the safe and cost effective use of medicines within the community
  • Conduct clinical medication reviews with patients within patients’ homes, in a clinic/ hub or care home setting mainly working within the borough of West London ( North West London) but able to work across the trust and may involve working within Primary Care Networks.
  • To build relationships with key stakeholders that may use or refer into the service
  • Case manage patients who are frequently admitted to acute trusts as a result of medicines related problems
  • Liaise with the acute Trust/s to identify high risk patients discharged from hospital and ensure appropriate follow-up in the community
  • To provide professional support and compose patient agreed medication care plans and communicate these with other health and social care professionals e.g. Community Pharmacist consultation service (CPCS) and New Medicines Service (NMS)
  • Provide professional pharmaceutical advice to GPs and HCPs in the My Care My Way (MCMW) integrated care and Frailty MDT meetings
  • Review of patients clinical record and medication review for patients seen in the MCMW and Frailty meetings.
  • To ensure patients are supported to get the best out of their medicines in liaison with the patient’s GP, hospital clinicians, district nurses, carers, family, community pharmacists and care coordinators to ensure a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to medicines management, with a view to ensuring continuity of pharmaceutical care for patients in different healthcare settings
  • Develop a range of practical solutions to enable patients to maintain their independence to self-administer their medication where possible and improve adherence
  • To liaise with the Integrated care board (ICB) Medicines Management Teams to ensure consistency across local prescribing strategies and support cost effective prescribing
  • Develop/provide innovative medicines optimisation pharmacy services and ensure that developments are linked in with organisational and national priorities including the implementation of Carter 2 recommendations and the NHS 10 year plan
  • Contribute to agreed meetings within and outside the organisation and represent pharmacy as appropriate
  • Respond to unpredictable work patterns and urgent requests for help by phone or email within a reasonable time frame
  • To deliver training sessions to relevant staff groups and/or patients
  • Identify areas of risk in case management patients relating to medicines in primary care and ensure compliance with medicines legislation. To collect appropriate quantifiable data to evaluate the service and identify areas for improvement and developmen