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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.

Nurse Practitioners

Alison White

 RGN (1983) Diploma Healthcare (1994) ENB 928 Diabetes (1996) Asthma Diploma (1996). BSc (Hons) (1999). Nurse Prescriber (2004) Postgrad. Diploma with RCN Nurse Practitioner Diploma (2006) I moved to North Devon with my husband in 1985. We have two daughters. Since qualifying I have worked in ophthalmology, gynaecology, outpatients, as a community nurse and for Devon Doctors out of hour’s service. I joined Wooda Surgery practice nurse team in 1994 and since then have undertaken further training to develop my role as a nurse practitioner. I am particularly interested in Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma and minor illness.

Vicky Braddon

Diploma of Higher Education Nursing (RN) 2002, BSc Community Health Care Nursing – District Nurse Specialist 2006, Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Healthcare practice (Year 1) 2009.

I have been qualified since 2002 as a registered nurse (R/N). I have a background in urology (Royal Devon and Exeter) and general surgery (NDDH). I have worked as a community nurse and have a specialist qualification in district nursing. I began practice nursing in 2004, I joined Northam Surgery in 2007 and the team at Wooda in 2009. In 2009 I qualified as an independent nurse prescriber. I am currently undergoing further study to obtain my nurse practitioner qualification. I have special interest in minor illness and men's health.

Nurses

Mechelle Williams
RN (Qualified 1983). After working in the Emergency department at North Devon District Hospital for 15 years I decided on a change of working environment. So at the moment I am going through a big learning curve.  I enjoy my role as a practice nurse, .
Tracey Moore

Practice Nurse RGN 1988, Return to Practice 2014 I have lived in North Devon most of my life apart from a short stint in Canada and have recently returned to practice after a twelve year break in my nursing career to raise our five children. My previous nursing history includes Practice Nurse in Torrington, ten years in A&E at NDDH also Theatre Recovery, Day Surgery and Trauma Orthopeadics. I joined the Wooda Surgery in November 2014 and am looking forward to working with this wonderful team. I am currently enrolled on the Foundation Course for Practice Nurses to further develop my skills.

Healthcare Assistants

Amanda Bignell
Sarah May
Zoe Thorne
We all work part time at the Wooda, our clinical duties include taking blood samples, blood pressures, audiograms and ECGs and assisting the General Practitioners with minor operations. We also deal with sending samples off for analysis.
 
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