Hospital at Home Pharmacist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year PA inc HCAS
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a change within the pharmacy world? Perhaps a move from secondary care but still wanting to work as a clinical pharmacist and help patients' with their medicines? If yes, this could be the post for you:

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative pharmacist to join the Medicines Management Team for an exciting post.

Main duties of the job

Key components of the post include working as part of the frailty Hospital @ Home service which covers the Barnet borough, ensuring an integrated approach to the management of medicines in high risk patients in order to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and facilitating early discharges. This will involve working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, conducting clinical medication reviews in patients' homes.

The pharmacist will act as a source of pharmaceutical expertise to various health and social care professionals e.g. GPs, hospital clinicians, district nurses, carers, families, community pharmacists and care coordinators. Continuous evaluation of the service will also be key to demonstrate value and areas for further development.

The post holder will predominantly be working in Barnet and the role will involve lone working and travelling between sites. The medicines Management team is based at Parsons Green. The post holder may also be required to travel to other sites and services within the organisation so will require flexibility as the organisation continues to grow (please check the CLCH website to see the geography covered by CLCH). A car would be useful for travelling in outer London or outside of London but is not essential.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To deliver a high-quality Medicines Optimisation Service to improve medicines-related outcomes for high-risk patients within the frailty Hospital @ Home caseload and ensure the safe, cost-effective and evidence-based use of medicines
  • Work closely with the other Hospital @ Home pharmacists across the trust to support each other and ensure standards and goals are transcended across services.
  • To build relationships with key stakeholders that may use or refer into the service. This includes proactively engaging with the medical teams within surrounding hospitals, clinics, PCNs, GPs etc.
  • Conduct clinical medication reviews with patients in their own homes
  • Ensure proactive liaison with relevant healthcare professionals regarding changes to medication regimes. g. regular GP, nursing/ care home, community pharmacist ensuring they have the information they need and that follow-up appointments are clear where necessary
  • Make prescribing recommendations as per local and national guidance to the frailty Hospital @ Home team
  • Where the pharmacist is an Independent Prescriber the pharmacist may prescribe within their competence for patients to improve patient care
  • Case manage patients who are frequently admitted to acute trusts as a result of medicines related problems
  • To support the identification of high-risk patients discharged from hospital and ensure appropriate follow-up
  • To provide professional support and compose patient-agreed medication care plans and communicate these with other health and social care professionals e.g. Community Pharmacists, hospital teams, carers etc.
  • Work with the frailty Hospital @ Home MDT to ensure patients are supported to get the best out of their medicines. Ensure liaison with the regular GP, hospital clinicians, community nurses, carers, family, community pharmacists and care coordinators to ensure an integrated approach to medicines management, with a view to ensuring continuity of pharmaceutical care for patients in different healthcare settings
  • Develop a range of practical solutions to enable patients to maintain their independence to self-administer their medication where possible and improve adherence and concordance
  • Liaise with the North Central London ICB Pharmacists to ensure consistency across local prescribing strategies
  • Work collaboratively with system partners to improve medicine pathways for people on Virtual Wards
  • Ensure that developments are linked in with organisational priorities and Local Delivery Plans including cost-effective prescribing
  • Contribute to agreed meetings within and outside the organisation and represent pharmacy as appropriate
  • Respond to unpredictable work patterns and urgent requests for help by phone or email within a reasonable time frame
  • To deliver training sessions to relevant staff groups and/or patients
  • Identify areas of risk in case management patients relating to medicines in primary care and ensure compliance with medicines legislation
  • To collect appropriate quantifiable data to evaluate the service and identify areas for improvement and development
  • To provide information and advice on the preparation and administration of parenteral drugs
  • Coordinate and participate in antibiotic stewardship
  • Respond to medicines information queries from the greater Community Adult Health Service team, including therapists, community nurses, healthcare assistants, social workers etc.
  • To support the Lead Pharmacist for the Hospital @ Home service in workstreams relating to overall Virtual Hospitals as deemed necessary

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate Degree in Pharmacy: MPharm (or equivalent prior to 2002)
  • Professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Postgraduate clinical pharmacy qualification to at least diploma level
  • Takes personal responsibility for Continuing Professional Development as evidenced by portfolio
  • Uses reflective practice for personal and professional development
  • Independent Prescribing Qualification or working towards this qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Parsons Green Health Centre



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