Careers in General Practice in Bristol,
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Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

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Working together is what sets us apart

As part of NHS England’s five year plan, GP practices will be working in Primary Care Networks – a group of practices working together to share resource and best practice across a small area of 30K – 50K patients. By taking part in Primary Care Networks, practices will be guaranteed funding for up to 20,000 additional staff – one of those roles being clinical pharmacists.

And so we’re creating many more exciting opportunities in groups of practices across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to take this proven model and realise its enormous potential.

Working directly with practices to improve patient care and influence change, you’ll have the opportunity to share knowledge, benefit from supported, continuous clinical and professional development, drive innovation in general practice and really bring your expertise to life.

Senior clinical pharmacists and clinical pharmacists can look forward to:

  • Being part of, collaborating with and learning from a multi-disciplinary practice team
  • The opportunity to network and share insights with other practice pharmacists
  • Impacting positively on patient care by working more closely with patients
  • Enjoying a flexible role where your insight and expertise are welcome
  • Working autonomously, with support when needed
  • Regular working hours – no night shifts
  • Influencing how the role develops, improving efficiency and bringing your ideas to work.

Open to change and innovation? We should get together

Joining our multi-disciplinary teams in General Practice, you’ll enjoy a patient-facing role that offers real scope to use your experience and ideas to significantly improve quality of care and patient safety.

Your expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas will especially help to better manage people with complex polypharmacy, in particular for the elderly, people in care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities.

You’ll also take the lead in developing the role of clinical pharmacists in practice, by supporting further integration with wider healthcare teams, including community and hospital pharmacy. This will contribute to improved patient outcomes, better access to healthcare and increased efficiency in General Practice.

Clinical pharmacists

If you have experience in a hospital or community pharmacy, and have or want to achieve prescribing capability, you will enjoy a varied role at the forefront of pioneering healthcare where every day is different but may include:

  • Taking part in set appointment clinics to treat patients with chronic diseases e.g. hypertension, rheumatology, cardio vascular, minor ailments (with set appointment times)
  • Reviewing medicines
  • Dispensing repeat prescriptions
  • Hospital follow ups
  • Minor ailments
  • Associated admin including, for example, discharge letters or audits

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Senior clinical pharmacists

With experience in a hospital or primary care setting, you’ll already be a prescriber and be eager to further develop your professional potential. Here you’ll have every opportunity to learn and grow your clinical skills and professional knowledge by:

  • Working with General Practice teams across several practices
  • Leading implementation of best practice
  • Treating patients in set appointment clinics with chronic disease that may include hypertension, rheumatology and cardio vascular
  • Working and collaborating with fellow clinical pharmacists
  • Supporting and collaborating with GPs
  • Writing protocols and guidelines to share across all practices
  • Training admin staff on procedures, for example, repeat prescription systems

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Learning and development

By their pioneering and innovative nature, these clinical pharmacist job opportunities naturally offer incredible scope for clinical and professional development in an open, flexible environment.

The opportunity to learn and develop is also supported by on-going access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within working hours.

So, as well as NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) ensuring that you receive continuous training, education and development, you can also look forward to:

  • Training to achieve prescriber qualification within 12 months
  • 90 hours' supervision from your designated medical practitioner (GP)
  • Study days
  • Access to the national training programme
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities with other clinical pharmacists and colleagues

Rewards and benefits

As well as enjoying a rewarding, professionally satisfying clinical pharmacist role at the heart of general practice, you can also look forward to:

  • A comprehensive training programme
  • The opportunity to become a prescriber
  • Access to a Clinical Peer Network
  • Mentoring
  • Flexible working where possible

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