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

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Type: Permanent
  • Role type: Clinical Pharmacists
  • Location: South Gloucestershire
  • Practice(s): Downend Health Group

Downend Health Group has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist to join our expanding multi-professional team in a full time role. The Clinical Pharmacist will be recruited under the Primary Care Network (PCN) role and will be based at Downend Health Group.

The team at Downend Health Group looks after just under 30,000 patients within two surgery locations located less than one mile apart in South Gloucester under a single partnership.  We currently have 16 doctors who are fortunate to be working with 4 Paramedics, 2 Clinical Pharmacists and a dedicated team of nurses and healthcare assistants. We offer a 7 day service to our patients and pride ourselves as a high-achieving and well-organised practice.  We embrace innovative ways of working and have a strong ethos of providing friendly and personalised care.


Applications are welcome from pharmacists with patient-facing and clinical experience from any sector. Experience in general practice is desirable but not essential and qualification as an independent prescriber would be an advantage. The Pharmacist will receive fully accredited training from CPPE and will be provided with appropriate supervision from a GP clinical supervisor. An evidenced interest in working in general practice is essential. You may want to develop your career in general practice or be looking for a new direction. In particular the Pharmacist will have an interest in supporting our patients with long term chronic conditions with particular focus on Diabetes.


The candidate must be able to demonstrate that they meet all of the criteria within the person specification. You will be working with our friendly and knowledgeable team including our in-house Clinical Pharmacists and the dedicated Medicine Management team to undertake a variety of tasks using your knowledge and experience as a Pharmacist.  This will include provision of patient facing services and supporting the processes for safe prescribing, management of medicines on transfer of care and clinical audits.  We will work with you to develop and enhance your skills with options to explore how you want to shape your role going forward.


The successful candidate will be expected to work towards becoming an Independent Prescriber. Experience of working in a primary care setting would be advantageous, but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate. The Clinical Pharmacist will need to be computer literate, have excellent interpersonal/communication skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.


The post includes an attractive salary, study and annual leave, pension scheme and CPD.

The position is available as soon as you can start; please detail if you have a notice period to serve.

You may wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or request more information regarding this post, if so, please call 0117 970 9500 to speak to Karen Hayward (Executive Manager) or Mr Priyesh Shah (Clinical Pharmacist).


Closing Date: 12th March 2021

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