Phoenix PCN are recruiting a full time Primary Care Network (PCN) Care Home Clinical Pharmacist to work alongside a multidisciplinary diverse team of health care professionals in general practice and within the primary care network, providing primary support for prescription and medication queries.
As a PCN care home pharmacist you will take responsibility for medicines optimisation within the PCN, medicines reconciliation, the provision of expert advice on clinical medicines and the undertaking of structured clinical reviews with patients predominately in our registered care homes to proactively manage their complex polypharmacy needs.
You will work to improve and reduce health inequalities across the PCN, instigate quality improvements and drive efficiency improvements at practice and PCN level.
Key responsibilities include:
Working alongside and foster strong relationships with a multidisciplinary team across general practice to ensure the PCN is compliant with CQC standards.
Reviewing and making recommendations for the ongoing needs of patients facing long term conditions; ensuring they can get the best outcomes from their use of medicines.
Managing the use of medications with unplanned hospital admissions and with high-risk patient groups.
To manage, reconcile and audit medicines at discharge from hospital, working with patients, staff and relatives in our care homes alongside community pharmacists to ensure patients get the medicines they need and that they are referred to the appropriate healthcare professional for their care.
To safely manage medicines for patients at high risk of harm and to manage product withdrawals for medicines identified in MHRA alerts.
Auditing practice’s compliance against NICE technology and assessment guidance and making recommendations to GPs for medicines that should be prescribed or require shared care.
Complying with agreed safe working procedures, reporting of incidents and the respect of patient confidentiality. In addition, ensuring compliance of the Data Protection Act (1994), the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) and the Access to health Records Act (1990).
Contact and Apply to:
Phoenix PCN Longfield Medical Centre, Princes Road, Maldon CM9 5DF