West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for a Pharmaceutical Advisor to join the Medicines team.
The post holder will need to have strong communication skills and be able to analyse, interpret and present information and identify solutions to complex problems. A ‘can do’ attitude is essential as is the ability to demonstrate a track record of continuous improvement and delivery of results.
As the successful applicant will be working closely with a variety of managers and clinicians, strong interpersonal skills are required and the credibility and presence to represent the CCG effectively.
We are looking for exceptional candidates who can work flexibly and are enthusiastic and have a passion about their work. You will be computer literate, self-motivated, and well organised. You will have excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills.
The successful candidate will:
• Provide specialist pharmacy services, medicines optimisation and pharmaceutical advice across West Essex CCG.
• Be responsible for leading on locality/neighbourhood and/or specialist area of therapeutics or service for example: diabetes, palliative care, respiratory, cardiovascular, mental health, care homes, patient safety alerts, prescribing information systems, seamless delivery, prescribing newsletters, etc. for the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation team.
• Provide professional pharmaceutical advice to all prescribers and others health and social care professionals in primary care as appropriate (including GPs, dentists, nurses, AHP, community pharmacists, care home and social care staff).
• Undertake duties as appropriate and agreed with stakeholders to support and ensure safe, appropriate and cost effective prescribing in primary care.
• Undertake specific face-to-face medication reviews (after review of full patient clinical notes) at care homes (or when referred by other partners) with patients, carers and prescribers. Recommendations may include adjustment of therapy (stopping/starting drugs) or recommendations for monitoring (including blood tests).
• Identify and follow-up of patients who need a review of therapy or updated blood tests, may include ensuring relevant letters are sent for the patient to see their GP/have a blood test.
Interview Date : 21st July 2017
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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