Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell PCN
AfC Band 7
Clinical Pharmacist
17 Jul 2020
About The Role

 An exciting opportunity for forward thinking motivated Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians to join the expanding multidisciplinary team working within Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell Primary Care Network (LBC PCN).

In this role of PCN Pharmacist, you will work Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm across our practices, at the forefront of patient care in our multi-disciplinary team.

We bring together seven GP practices and their patient populations from the Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell areas. Our population is on the edge of London with access to the London transport networks but is actually in Essex. Equally our patients have a mixture of flows of healthcare out into Essex as well as into London.

See the attached job description for all full duties and responsibilities, including clinical care, prescribing and medication reviews, medicine optimisation and patient advice, as well as our general expectations of the role.
About The Candidate
You will be a qualified and experienced Pharmacist, ideally with a strong background within Primary Care and have the following skills / qualifications:
  • Degree Pharmacy, and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Ideally you will hold or be working towards a postgraduate pharmacy qualification
  • Solid post qualification experience in pharmacy (hospital, primary care or community).
  • Ideally working towards/being an independent prescriber
  • Ideally a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
  • You will have awareness of the breadth of common acute and long term conditions that are likely to be seen in a general medical practice
  • Be able to demonstrate general pharmaceutical skills and knowledge in core areas
  • You will be able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general care plans for patients with  long term conditions
  •  Be able to demonstrate accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision as an individuals
  •  Be able to recognise priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs with confidence when appropriate
  •  Be able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct
  •  Assist patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidance
  •  Mature and non-judgemental attitude and be flexible and adaptable
  • Self motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Understand the need for patient confidentiality
About the Surgery

In Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell (LBC) PCN, we are developing forward looking models of care integrating health and social / wellbeing, concentrating on patients (and their carers) and their holistic needs.

The well-being and development of clinical and non-clinical staff working / attached to the network is a key priority for us.

The successful candidate will work across a number of practices developing these new and exciting roles closely supported by the GPs, pharmacists and the wider clinical team.

The 7 practices in the PCN serves a population of approximately 60,000 people.

The pharmaceutical team will help patients to get the best from their medicines through undertaking structured medication reviews, effective medicines reconciliation, electronic repeat dispensing, monitoring of high risk drugs, and handling of prescription queries within the areas of competence.

This role will suit forward-thinking, innovative and enthusiastic individuals who are able to work collaboratively across the team.

If you are adaptable, self-motivated and organised, possessing the necessary qualities and skills for this post, we look forward to hearing from you.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.