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VACANCY FOR CLINICAL PHARMACIST

Post:             General Practice based Clinical Pharmacist

Hours:           Full time 37.5 hours

Salary:           AFC Band 7 to 8a - £33,895 to £48,514 per annum

Location:      North Devon

 

Four Torridge Health Practices in North Devon are delighted to have been successful in NHS England’s Phase 2 Clinical Pharmacist Pilot in General Practice scheme. The pilot is for 3 years and its outcome will be reported to NHSE.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new role within a primary care setting.

North Devon is a great place to live and work. The countryside is beautiful with some great beaches for surfing and kayaking. The Torridge-side is semi-rural and boasted with 2 excellent golf courses and the Tarka Trail is renowned for walking and cycling.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and run processes for repeat prescription re-authorisation, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing in addition to patient caseload management in acute and long-term conditions.

We would welcome applications from pharmacists working in all sectors of pharmacy, with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience. The successful candidate will have a degree in pharmacy. A post-graduate diploma or higher degree in clinical pharmacy is desirable. A comprehensive programme of training will be provided as part of the pilot scheme. The successful candidate is required to undertake the independent prescribing course to become a non-medical prescriber and (if not held) the post-graduate diploma course in clinical pharmacy and is expected to work across 4 practices after 6-month training in the Lead Practice (Northam Surgery).

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details.

To gain more information about the pharmacy pilot itself, please familiarise yourself with the CPPE GP Pharmacist Training Pathway information and the RPS Guide to working in a GP Practice. Other references and information can also be found on-line.

If you would like any further information regarding the post please contact Sam Shortridge, Group Manager at Northam Surgery & Wooda Surgeries at sshortridge@nhs.net

If you would like to chat to the individual practices about their needs and vision for embedding Pharmacists within their own primary care team you may also contact:

Castle Gardens Surgery     Tim Smith      01805 623917

Torrington Health Centre   Nikki Down   01805 622247

Application:

Please email application details to sshortridge@nhs.net

Closing date of application – 10th September 2017

Planned interview date – 19th  September 2017

Expected start date – 2nd January 2018 or earlier subject to notice period.

 

Shingles & Pneumococcal vaccinations will be available for eligible patients. Please book for them accordingly

 

Shingles – Patients who are age 70, 78 & 79 as on 1st September 2016

Pneumococcal – Patients who are over 65 or in the at risk group as above and have not had one before

Please telephone 01237 427842 between 9am- 12pm Monday - Friday to make your appointment

Patients allocated with a usual Doctor

All patients at the Wooda are registered with the practice but are allocated a usual Doctor to ensure continuity of care.  If you would like to be reminded of who your usual Doctor is, please contact the Reception team who will be happy to help you.

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The Wooda Surgery is a group practice offering a wide range of medical and nursing services. The team also includes district nurses, midwives and health visitors on attachment from the local trusts.

We welcome new patients living within our practice area (for details contact reception on 01237 471071) The surgery is purpose built and there is a pharmacy (leased to Lloyds Chemist) on site.

We really value our patients'  feedback on all aspects of the services we offer. We are looking at a wide range of ways to feedback information to us. For example it could be as simple as being part of an e-mail group. We would particuarly like to hear from you if you use the surgery reguarly or if you have a long term health condition, a parent of a young family, have a mental health condition or are over the age of 75.

There are parking facilities for patients on site but these are limited and we would ask for your co-operation in parking within the areas marked out. Please be aware that parking is prohibited in Ethelwynne Brown Close and this is monitored by the local council. There is a large public car park adjacent to the surgery on Barnstaple St.

With effect from 1st April 2013, the practice is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, for more information please go to www.cqc.org.uk

The CQC carried out a routine inspection of the practice in October 2014.  Please see the link below for the inspection ratings:

CQC Report for Wooda Surgery


Changes to our appointment booking system

From the 3.1.17 we will be introducing a brand new appointment booking system.

We have heard how difficult it has been to get an appointment to be seen.

People get the best care and the most satisfaction from speaking to their registered GP.

We now offer you a telephone consultation with your usual registered GP on the day you call or when they are next in. If you call is urgent and your registered GP isn’t in you will be able to speak to the urgent clinic doctor on the day that you call.

The receptionists will no longer be able to book face to face appointments without an initial telephone call or without your doctor specifically requesting it in the first instance.

We are able to offer flexibility when we are able to call so this will help people who work and people who only have a short window of opportunity to speak to their GP.

Please ask your usual GP or the reception team if you have any questions.


 Shingles & Pneumococcal vaccinations will also be available for eligible patients.

Please book for them accordingly

 

Shingles – Patients who are age 70, 78 & 79 as on 1st September 2016

Pneumococcal – Patients who are over 65 or in the at risk group as above and have not had one before

Please telephone 01237 427842 between 9am- 12pm Monday - Friday to make your appointment


Summary Care Record and online access

Please speak to the Receptionist team about access to your reord online. You will need to provide documents for proof of identity which include photographic I.D, i.e. a passport or driving liscence AND proof of your address, i.e a bank statement, unfortunately we cannot accept a utility bill for proof of address. If you do not have these documents, please speak to the Reception team about how you can provide proof of identification.

You will also be required to complete a consent form which you can print out and return to the Reception team.  Please see below links:

View your medical record online


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Pharmacy First is a new scheme which allows people with certain minor ailments and conditions to go straight to their pharmacist to receive a consultation and treatment without needing to visit their GP to get a prescription first.

http://devonlpc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2014/10/Pharmacy-First-Desk-Top-Flyer-for-GPs.pdf

 

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