GP Pharmacist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide medicines optimisations services and support the GPs at HMP ISIS by acting as a Non-Medical Prescriber.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a mental health and community trust that provides a wide and growing range of services across the boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich, Bromley, Kent and the South West of England. Oxleas Prison Services Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and provides the pharmacy services to the prison pharmacy contracts.

Prisons healthcare can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding professions to work in. The pharmacy department has a long history of innovation, with established policies and procedures in line with National Guidelines governing patient care within a prison setting.

Main duties of the job

  • To support patients with their medicine queries and concerns.
  • To undertake medication review clinics.
  • To stratify risk with high-risk medicines and work to reduce such risk for patients.
  • As part of the health and wellbeing team:
  • Identify patients at risk of admission to hospital and work to manage medicine-related risk for these patients.
  • Implement improvements to patients medicines for LTCs, including de-prescribing and run LTC clinics where medicines are a large component of care
  • Develop and manage new services that are built around new medicines or NICE guidance.
  • To provide leadership to ensure practice within healthcare is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.
  • Working with the Specialist Prison Services Pharmacist, develop and enforce the formulary
  • Support the audit process in line with Oxleas NHSFT audit programme including and disseminate findings appropriately to improve prescribing practice

  • About us

    Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

    We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: o We're Kind o We're Fair o We Listen o We Care

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Leadership, Management and Training
  • To devise and implement SystmOne computer searches to identify cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines.
  • To devise and implement SystmOne searches to identify cohorts of patients most likely to be at risk of unplanned admission/readmission to hospital from medicines.
  • To provide leadership to the Healthcare Manager and GPs to ensure that practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.
  • As part of the Health and Wellbeing model, to contribute to public health campaigns, including flu vaccinations and adult immunisation programmes using specialist knowledge on immunisation. To ensure all relevant PGDs for immunisation are in place and staff authorised to administer using a PGD have receive the relevant training.
  • Analyse, interpret and present medicines data to highlight issues and risks to support decision making.
  • Identify and provide leadership on areas of prescribing requiring improvement. Present results of audits and provide leadership on suggested changes.
  • To develop and manage new services that are built around new medicines or NICE guidance, where a new medicine/recommendations allow the development of a new care pathway.
  • Provide education and training to the primary healthcare team on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.
  • Support the Specialist Prison Service Pharmacist in providing education and training to the pharmacy team members as required.
  • Identify from SystmOne patients prescribed medication that should be prescribed or initiated by Specialists/hospital doctors or subject to shared care and liaise directly with hospital colleagues to ensure prescribing and dispensing of such medicines is appropriately undertaken and adheres to the requirements of the secure environment.
  • Develop, implement and maintain the prison formulary, in liaison with other OPS colleagues, and ensure this is updated onto SystmOne locally when changes are made.
  • Manage the process of implementing changes to medicines resulting from MHRA alerts and product withdrawals and provide guidance for practitioners.
  • Undertake and chair grievance/mediation meetings with the support of specialist lead pharmacist and HR supervisor.
  • SEE JD

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Masters Degree of Pharmacy or equivalent
    • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of GB (GPhC)
    • Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy/Mental Health or equivalent (or working towards)
    • Registered Independent Pharmacist Prescriber
    Experience Essential
    • Previous prison/hospital/community pharmacy experience in the UK
    • At least 4 years experience of providing clinical pharmacy services
    Knowledge Essential
    • Recent clinical pharmacy practice in a GP practice or prison setting
    • Familiarity with SystmOne computer programs

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