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Senior Clinical Practice Based Pharmacist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
***This post will be based at Bramingham Park Medical Centre and Kingsways Health Centre, which are General Practice Surgeries within East London Foundation Trust***

The Primary Care directorate at ELFT have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, and innovative Senior Clinical Pharmacist to join our Team.

We are looking for an individual who will support medicines management and be a clinical leader for medicines optimisation within our two surgeries.

Main duties of the job

Main duties:
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team taking responsibility for
  • areas of chronic disease management within the practice
  • Undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage
  • patients with complex poly-pharmacy, especially for older
  • people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities
  • Provide primary support to general practice and GPSU staff with regards to prescription and medication queries
  • Clinical leadership of medicines optimisation, plan and organise quality improvement initiatives, appropriate specialist services and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services
  • The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice

About the Candidate

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have the following skills/experience:.
  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • Masters degree in pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacist in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy
  • Independent prescriber
  • Awareness of general practice and the agenda for medicines optimisation

Good clinical pharmacy knowledge including terminology

Person Specification

Professional Registration/Qualifications


  • Master's degree in pharmacy (MPharm) (or equivalent)
  • Specialist knowledge acquired through postgraduate diploma level or equivalent training/experience
  • Independent prescriber
  • Mandatory registration with General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • A member of or working towards Faculty membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Skills knowledge and experience


  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare.
  • An appreciation of the nature of GPs and general practices
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving Prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g. patients)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/motivate/ persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations/ agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision



  • Self-Motivation
  • Adaptable
  • Full Driving Licence


  • Safeguarding adult and children level three
  • Information Governance toolkit completion
  • Immunisation status
  • Basic life support training

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Bramingham Park Medical Centre and Kingsway Health Centre



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