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Clinical Pharmacist

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Job summary

Are you an individual who would thrive working at the forefront of innovative primary care?

Then we have the perfect role for you!

Rosebank Network is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated clinical pharmacist who shares our vision of high quality patient care and innovative service development. You will work alongside our existing clinical pharmacists and help develop and manage the joint aims of the Network to improve patient outcomes.

At Rosebank Health we deliver outstanding health care to over 37000 patients across our four purpose built premises.

The postholder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a varied, and sometimes challenging environment is essential.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Pharmacist you will confidently act within professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and prescribing assistants. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role, working with colleagues to help resolve medication-related issues, helping to utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes and ensure better access to healthcare

You should be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and have a minimum of two years post registration experience.

About us

We are a large, friendly team of 9 partners and 13 salaried GPs, with a full clinical and clerical team. We are passionate about staff health and wellbeing and working together as a team. If you share our passion for the NHS; believe in the eternal value of quality patient care, we would be delighted to hear from you.
  • Long established training and teaching of medical students, GP registrars and student nurses.
  • CQC rated Good
  • High QoF attainment
  • Full time Advanced Nurse Practitioner Partner and Practice Manager Partner
  • Practice employed; pharmacists, physiotherapist, social prescribers, care home coordinator and paramedics
  • System One with Ardens
  • Covid vaccination hub
  • Full medical indemnity
  • Competitive salary
  • Admin light practice, fully supported with a large clerical team
  • Regular team meetings and PLT
  • Equal oppertunites employer

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist Rosebank Health

Employer Details: Rosebank Health

Practice Sites: Rosebank Surgery, Kingsway Health Centre, Severnvale Surgery and Bartongate Surgery

Accountable to: Network Clinical Director

Reports to: Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Hours per week: Full time or Part time

About Rosebank Health: Rosebank Health is a Primary Care Network (PCN) covering four Gloucester practices; Rosebank Surgery, Kingsway Health Centre, Severnvale Surgery and Bartongate Surgery.

Rosebank Health recently merged with Barongate Surgery and became a PCN in its own right. Rosebank Health delivers high quality, equitable and sustainable health care to over 35000 patients. Rosebank Health is committed to our local communities and we will continue our work to provide consistent quality of care to all our patients.

Job Purpose

Medicines quality improvement

Undertake clinical audits of prescribing in areas directed by the GPs, feedback results and implement changes in conjunction with the relevant practice team.

Public Health

To support public health campaigns.

To provide specialist knowledge on all public health programmes available to the general public.

Care Quality Commission

Support the general practice teams to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.


Demonstrate understanding of the pharmacy role in governance and is able to implement this appropriately within the workplace. Demonstrate understanding of, and contributes to, the workplace vision Engages with Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and involves PPGs in development of the role in practices. Demonstrate ability to motivate self to achieve goals.

Demonstrates ability to improve quality within limitations of service. Reviews yearly progress and develops clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by self/others. Promotes diversity and equality in people management techniques and leads by example.

Training & supervision

Provide education and training to practice teams on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.

Medicines safety

Identify national, local policy and guidance that affects patient safety through the use of medicines. Implement changes to medicines that result from MHRA alerts, product withdrawal and other local and national guidance.

Undertake audits of prescribing in areas directed by the GPs, feedback the results and implement changes in conjunction with the practice team.

Supporting the Network with the delivery of QoF and Investment and Impact Fund (IFF) targets in:


2. Pain management

3. Mental health

4. Diabetes

5. Polypharmacy (Repeat prescribing/dispensing eRD and ETP)


Demonstrate understanding of the implications of national priorities for the team and/or service. Demonstrate understanding of the process for effective resource utilisation. Demonstrate understanding of, and conforms to, relevant standards of practice. Support delivery of reporting outcomes for this project.


Promotion and increasing uptake of the APP.

Working as part of a hub with other PCN pharmacists to manage app queries.

Service Development

Contribute pharmaceutical advice for the development and implementation of new services that have medicinal components (e.g: Advice on treatment pathways and patient information leaflets)

Implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations

Monitor practice prescribing against the local health economys RAG list and make recommendations to GPs for medicines that should be prescribed by hospital doctors (red drugs) or subject to shared care (amber drugs).

Assist practices in seeing and maintaining a practice formulary that is hosted on the practices computer system.

Auditing practices compliance against NICE technology assessment guidance. Provide newsletters or bulletins on important prescribing messages.

Medication review for Older People with Frailty

Undertake clinical/structured medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for the GP on prescribing and monitoring.

Long-term condition clinics, e.g. Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Enduring Mental Health Conditions.

See patients with single or multiple medical problems where medicine optimisation is required (e.g. COPD, asthma). Make recommendations to GPs for medicine improvements.

High Risk Drug Management

Put in place protocols for managing on DMARDs and train admin/reception staff in these to optimise safe management of these patients.

Clinical advice and expertise on medicines to practice staff and patients

Answers all medicine-related enquiries from GPs, other practice staff and patients with queries about medicines. Suggesting and recommending solutions. Providing follow up for patients to monitor the effect of any changes.

Telephone and patient facing medicines advice.

Provide a telephone advice for patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines.

Antibiotic Stewardship

Promotion of evidence-based practice and interventions to prevent the development of infections to practice staff. Supporting GPs to prescribe appropriately and reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics in all patients.

Prescription request workflow

Manage the day to day request and reauthorisation of prescriptions workflow by making clinical decisions and prescribing where necessary, communicating advice and decisions to patients and practice staff, including working remotely where appropriate.

Patient-facing domiciliary/home visits

Manage own caseload of vulnerable housebound patients at risk of hospital admission and harm from poor use of their medicines.

Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for senior clinical pharmacist, nurses and/ or GPs on prescribing and monitoring

Building relationships with community pharmacies

Person Specification



  • Degree in Pharmacy, MPharm/BPharm
  • GPhC Registered
  • Full driving licence


  • Independent Prescriber qualification
  • Member of the RPS
  • IP Qualified or working toward an IP qualification
  • Clinical Diploma
  • Minor ailments qualification
  • Clinical systems trained (SystemOne/Emis/Vision)



  • Minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience, some of which may have been in an acute hospital or primary care setting.


  • Experience of General Practice and understanding of medicines optimisation roles.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Rosebank Health


Kingsway Health Centre

Rudloe Drive, Kingsway




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