Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust works across nine London boroughs and Hertfordshire. We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Pharmacist to join the Medicines Management Team at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
CLCH is one of the largest Community Health Trusts in England and provides services across 11 CCGs to more than two million people across ten London boroughs and Hertfordshire. We are part of 4 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)
The vision is to deliver:
‘Great care closer to home by working together to give children a better start and adults greater independence’.
Community Health Services cover ‘cradle to grave’ services that many take for granted, providing a wide range of care from supporting patients to manage long term conditions to treating those who are seriously ill with complex conditions. The services are an essential component of providing person-centred, coordinated care. It is a diverse sector, providing a range of different services with the aim of shifting more health care from acute hospitals to settings closer to people’s homes, and from reactive care to prevention and proactive models based on early interventions.
The Medicines Management Team provides a high quality specialist Clinical Pharmacy Service to patients across a range of Inpatient settings in Community Hospitals;
We also provide a Clinical Pharmacy Service to Community Clinics, Care Homes and undertake Domiciliary visits.
We are looking for a reliable and responsible, motivated Pharmacist to join the Bedded Services team within the Medicines Management Team to provide Medicines Management and Medicines Optimisation across various CLCH Inpatient settings across London.
This is a rotational post and the post holder will be expected to travel across the different sites.
Because the patients come to us from the Acute sector, where priorities are to manage the unplanned admission of an acutely unwell patient, in Community Health Services, our focus is on undertaking planned, integrated assessments involving comprehensive medication reviews in collaboration with multi-disciplinary services to meet the specific needs of the patient. With the pace in Community Health Services different to that of an Acute hospital, we have more time with the patients and more opportunities to make real, sustainable contributions that benefit the patient long term.
Our role is to provide a person-centred, coordinated approach to ensure all Bedded Services patients receive Medicines Optimisation and are counselled with an individual personal plan. We facilitate changes to the patients’ own use of medicines to improve safety, adherence and empower as much independent use of medicines as possible and appropriate. To deliver optimal and seamless care, we emphasise our integrated approach on developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with multidisciplinary teams within CLCH and local organisations (CCGs, GPs, Acute hospitals, Care Homes) by providing clear and effective communication of patient’s pharmaceutical needs in a timely manner.
To be able to deliver this person-centred, coordinated care, the post holder must be able to be flexible, plan and organise own workload in accordance with the requirements of the job. eg. manage ward based work and non-ward based work, in a timely efficient manner, making effective decisions and having a clear understanding of prioritisation of patients at ward level to ensure we deliver a comprehensive Clinical Pharmacy Service.
Responsibilities will include attending MDTs, participating on ward rounds and working closely with other healthcare professionals. You will have the time and opportunity to undertake change management and project management as part of Carter 2 review initiatives for Community Health Services to improve the quality of the service and to reduce unwarranted variations. You will also have the time to develop your management skills by closely working with our Medicines Management Pharmacy Technicians.
If this is of interest, then we look forward to hearing from you.
For further information or to organise an informal visit please contact:
Proposed Interview Dates:
1) Weds 8th Jan 2019
2) Thurs 9th Jan 2019
Please be advised, if we receive a high number of applications this advert may close early.
Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!
We can offer you:
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At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.
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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.