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Clinical Pharmacist - Shore Medical Group

Shore Medical is a GP Super Partnership with 6 practices across Poole and Bournemouth. We aspire to offer exceptional care to our 58,000 patients and are innovative in our approach to developing new teams and pathways to ever improve how general practice is delivered. We have a friendly and supportive team of more than 200 staff, with over 40 GPs, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Nurses, Mental Health specialists and our range of administrative staff. We have a great social side to our team with Summer and Christmas parties, running and paddle boarding groups as well as many other events throughout the year.

The Practices in the Partnership are:

  • Lilliput Surgery
  • Poole Road Medical Centre
  • Wessex Road Surgery
  • Heatherview Medical Centre
  • Fernside Surgery
  • Parkstone Tower Practice

We are seeking an experienced Clinical Pharmacist, who is an independent prescriber, to improve the quality and safety of care offered to patients. They will have regular contact with patients and will support GP prescribers in the practice. They will also aid in the support in the management of patients with long-term conditions.

Based at our Parkstone Tower Practice in Poole, Dorset on a Permanent, Full-time basis.
The successful post holder will undertake a enhanced DBS check and be subject to pre-employment checks.

Job Summary
Specifically, the Practice-based Clinical Pharmacist will develop and manage medicines optimisation services within primary care. They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to manage medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing.

They will perform face-to-face medication reviews of patients with polypharmacy; especially for those with frailty and/or with multiple co-morbidities. They will undertake face-to-face reviews of patients with specific long-term conditions that fall within their competency.

They will provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit, as well as managing aspects of medicines safety and antibiotic stewardship. They will contribute to practice financial stability through optimisation of medicines related targets in QOF.

Duties and responsibilities:

The key aims for the clinical pharmacist are:

  • To reduce the medicines related workload on doctors
  • Increase safety and quality of prescribed medicines
  • Provide support on medicines related issues to the whole practice team
  • Be a point of contact for patients regarding medicines queries

They should support the following clinical work: Clinical Medication Review

  • Chronic Disease Management (for example, managing hypertension/Type 2 Diabetes/Asthma/COPD patients, polypharmacy review)
  • Medicines reconciliation on transfer between care providers

They should also support the following practice development work: Focusing on QoF Domains, improving disease registers Prescribing Safety, Clinical audit, Local Enhanced Services support

  • Lead on prescription management (systems and processes, ensuring monitoring is being done, support clerical staff)

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties, which fall within the grade of the job, in discussion with the manager.

Equal Opportunity: Shore Medical Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, marriage or civil partnership status, gender, gender expression or gender identity, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996: All applicants will be asked to provide the required documented evidence of eligibility to live and work in the UK. In completing this application, you are giving Shore Medical Group permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work at Shore Medical Group.

Please note: All job adverts may close early if sufficient applications have been received. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, we regret that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. Agencies should only send CVs, if authorised to do so by authorised persons.

Job title: Clinical Pharmacist
Reports to: Business Manager
Location: Based at Parkstone Tower Practice but may be required to travel to other sites.
Job type: Permanent 37.5hours over 5 days

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date
Closing Date
23.70 - 26.60
Shore Medical Group
Parkstone Tower Practice, 3 Mansfield road, BH14 0DJ