We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to join the Community Independence Service (CIS) within Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
We are looking for a pharmacist with a passion for the highest standards of patient care and excellent team work. This role would be suitable for someone who enjoys working creatively beyond the traditional boundaries of normal practice and who has a real drive to make sure their patients get the best treatment possible.
The pharmacist will work collaboratively with the Lead Integrated Care Pharmacist to support the Urgent Community Response, Home First, Virtual Ward and Rehabilitation teams to optimise medicines related aspects of care for vulnerable adults with acute or complex medication needs to avoid hospital admissions.
The pharmacist will conduct domiciliary medication reviews for targeted patients to support them in order to get the best possible outcomes from their medicines. This will involve analysing and interpreting highly complex clinical situations and communicate effective medicines optimisation solutions.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
The pharmacist will:
- Aid in the delivery of a clinical pharmacy service across Community Independence Service (3 borough) including virtual wards.
- Be the source of expert clinical advice for medicines information related queries.
- Undertake general clinical assessments including clinical observations.
- Carry out domiciliary assessments and medication reviews in identified high risk patients with complex medicines needs.
- Formulate medicines care plans jointly with the patient and/or carer. Communicate interventions with the patient/carer, their GP and other key health professionals involved in their care.
- Provide professional advice and support on the safe prescribing, handling and administration of medicines.
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to improve and develop robust medicines optimisation pathways.
- Manage and provide clinical supervision to Pharmacy Staff within designated area.
- Work with GPs and participate in MDTs
- Support service evaluation and monitoring.
In return for your skills and dedication to the team and our patients we endeavour to provide:
- A supportive environment to learn and develop your new skills.
- Opportunities to work with Consultant Geriatricians to advance your clinical management skills of patients in their own home.
- Regular training above and beyond statutory and mandatory training.
- An emphasis on a good work life balance to enable staff to perform at their best.
- A management team that listens to and acts on your concerns.
- Experience managing others.
- Opportunities to network with pharmacists across CNWL, as well as other Trusts and community teams.
CIS is a provider partnership which focuses on hospital admission avoidance where clinically appropriate care can be provided in the community. Our multi-disciplinary team facilitate early supported discharge from hospital, maximise independence and reduce dependency on longer term services. We also provide care for patients on virtual wards to support patients who would have otherwise been occupying an acute bed.
The pharmacist will be responsible for providing and developing a medicines optimisation service to CIS within Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster boroughs. They may also provide to support to Hammersmith & Fulham CIS team when needed.