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Care Co-ordination Pharmacist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work as part of the pharmacy and medicines optimisation team, ensuring that all medicines ordered, prescribed and supplied within the locality is carried out in a safe and cost-effective manner. The post holder will work closely with the Locality Care Coordination Pharmacy Technician and Care Co-ordination team, to provide a single joined-up service for people needing health and social care support. To provide specialist clinical pharmacy in a specific area of clinical and/or operational practice, to support the medicines-related care of patients, support the provision and development of medicines management services and to participate in training, education and research as required.1. To actively contribute to, and participate in, the provision and development of pharmaceutical services, and safe and effective use of medicines, within the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, as part of the Trust's pharmacy and medicines management team.2. To participate as an active member of specific ward / unit / clinical teams, as required, and support the safe and effective use of medicines.3. To provide clinical pharmacy and medicines management advice in order to maximise benefit and minimise risk in relation to medicines4. To support and participate in clinical audit.

Main duties of the job

Are you a qualified and experienced registered pharmacist looking for an exciting new challenge? We have an opportunity for an ambitious and forward thinking pharmacist to join the Care Coordination Community Health Services Team as an integral member of the Essex Partnership University Trust (EPUT) Pharmacy Service.

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated pharmacist with excellent communication skills and a clinical background to work within South East Essex integrated health services

The post involves working alongside a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to provide an integrated healthcare service to the community. You will demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise and participate in delivering medicines reconciliation, medication reviews, audits, and other medicines optimisation initiatives.

You will be expected to work independently and show initiative, reporting to the Lead Pharmacist, Community Health Services (South East Essex) and may be required to attend meetings representing the Lead Pharmacist. A full time post is available, but If you are also looking for a part-time working in a responsible and challenging post, this could be the role for you. Hours per week are negotiable.

About us

The trust has a strong commitment to learning and development, you will be supported with training required for this role and we can offer support to develop your career within a friendly and supportive team of professionals.

EPUT promotes a flexible working culture, whilst also recognising our fantastic workforce through excellent career prospects and a commitment to your continuing professional development

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer, the Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have theopportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIESClinical Practice- Conduct clinical medication reviews for patients identified as requiring support- Make appropriate prescribing recommendations and communicate decisions to all stakeholders- Ensure safe and appropriate use of medicines in order to maximise benefits and minimise risk to patients. This will include regular review of prescriptions, identification of drug interactions and adverse effects, advice on clinical monitoring, compliance with legislation (for example, Medicines Act, Mental Health Act), compliance with Trust policies and guidelines.- Provide a clinical pharmacy service to Care Coordination team and assigned wards, and to the multidisciplinary team caring for patients.

- Take an active role in the pharmacy and medicines management team and provide support to less experienced staff providing a service to the Trust, acting as a clinical role model.- Seek advice from senior pharmacy colleagues in order to provide advice to clinicians on unlicensed medicines use and areas of practice where the evidence base is poor.- To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of medicines in patients, including participation in consultant ward rounds, and multidisciplinary team meetings. Provide highly specific advice to clinical team members on the management of complex medicines related issues, such as complex drug interactions, medicines use in pregnancy, unlicensed use of medicines etc.- Make appropriate referrals to the Lead Pharmacist SEECHS and other members of the multidisciplinary team and within the pharmacy team.- Advise medical, dental and nursing staff, and allied healthcare professionals on the actions, properties and the safe, cost effective use of drugs, and be able to critically appraise the literature and give accurate interpretation in order to improve use of medicines. Utilise medicines information resources to further clinical pharmacy practice in community health services- Provide advice which is accurate, evaluated, impartial and up-to-date to ensure the safe, clinical effective and cost efficient use of medicines.- To work as an independent non-medical prescriber, within the designated areas of practice (following training and a period of actively prescribing as a supplementary prescriber if required), to work Responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing

Community pharmacist applicants are welcome, prior hospital experience not required.

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent acceptable for registration by the GPhC
  • Current and continued registration with the GPhC as a practicing member
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in relevant area of pharmacy practice, or equivalent experience of at least two years post registration
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and willing to work towards Foundation or Faculty membership


  • Certificate in Management studies or equivalent experience
  • Qualification as an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber/currently attending or prepared to commence appropriate course to qualify as an independent non-medical prescriber



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Broad technical, clinical and pharmaceutical knowledge relating to the promotion of high quality, effective and cost efficient use of medicines



  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills including effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills e.g. prioritising and time management, and able to work as part of a team or alone
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrate good time management
  • Relevant post-registration clinical pharmacy experience in an acute, primary care or care-home setting


  • Tutoring and training skills
  • Evidence of writing procedures, guidelines and protocols
  • Experience of training healthcare professionals
  • Experience of development of Patient Group Directions
  • Experience of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of managing staff

Personal qualities


  • Shares the Trust's Beliefs and models this in their attitude and behaviour:
  • Ensures that the Trust organisational values are demonstrated

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rochford Hospital

Union Lane



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