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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Please email application details to email@example.com
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.
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