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Pharmacist

U011901

Immediate need for a Locum Pharmacist to provide patients with effective, compassionate and personalized medical services for regular work on a Wednesday and Thursday basis working 2 - 10 pm shift pattern and having the flexibility to be available as and when required.

Category:
Pharmaceutical Operator
Location:
England(South)
Date Posted:
22/02/2019
Days Remaining:
3
Employment Type:
Contract

Northampton

Immediate need for a Locum Pharmacist to provide patients with effective, compassionate and personaliz123352.269224ed medical services for regular work on a Wednesday and Thursday basis working 2 - 10 pm shift pattern and having the flexibility to be available as and when required.

The Locum Pharmacists are responsible for:

Physical checking of all prescriptions and orders (Renal & Bioscience) that contain POM & P (Prescription Only Medicines & Pharmacy medicines) and ancillary items before their dispatch from NDC to patients.

Ensuring that pharmacy patient dispensing processes are compliant with:

GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council)

RPS (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Baxter Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) o Good Documentation Practices (GDP) o Good Warehousing Practices (GWP) o Corporate Quality Manual & ISO standards.

Ensuring all Standards and Guidelines issued by the GPhC and the RPS are met and are implemented as part of their practice.

Ensuring the appropriate clinical and governance arrangements as set out in the RPS standards for homecare services are in place.

Being the Responsible Pharmacist (RP) when appointed by the pharmacy manager and or Superintendent Pharmacist.

Training and/or advising any relevant personnel across all business function in pharmacy & legal requirements.

Supervising pharmacy checkers, warehouse pickers and loaders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Daily:

Ensure all POM & P medicines (Renal & Bioscience) are 100% checked for accuracy in product code, product description, batch, expiry date and quantity required.

Ensure all errors are recorded on designated forms and corrected. For serious errors complete a Pharmacist Intervention Form.

Confirm that the Renal Checking Form F04UKPHN001has been completed with patient names, order numbers, pickers initials, pharmacy checkers name and pharmacists’ initials.

Make sure that on all home patient orders, patient labels (pharmacist labels) are correct and are applied to every box of product and one to the box of ancillary products. All POM & P medicines must be labelled in accordance with the labelling requirements in the Medicines, Ethics and Practice guide for Pharmacists and the labelling recommendations of the NPSA.

Works under the guidance of SOPs, GPhC and RPS standards and guidance documents.

Ensure the name of the patient on the pharmacy labels matches the name on the dispatch label.

Check all orders in a timely manner to ensure that they meet scheduled deliveries.

Check all returns and complete the relevant documents.

Ensure a hand over is completed before the end and the beginning of each shift.

Clinically check all Renal and Bioscience prescriptions.

Recording all prescriptions errors and reporting appropriately.

Carrying out Risk Assessments and reporting appropriately.

Audit the service against set targets.

Provide advice on medicines and processes to patients, prescribers and employees.

Ensure all complaints are followed up,investigated, managed and reported appropriately.

Maintain an up to date knowledge of developments in pharmacy practice, medicines and pharmacy legislation as part of their own CPD.

Responsible Pharmacist (RP) duties:

Secure the safe and effective running of the pharmacy.

Display a notice with your name and registration number.

Complete the pharmacy record to identify who the responsible pharmacist is at any one time.

Ensure all entries made in the responsible pharmacist register are accurate and complete.

Maintain and keep under review procedures for safe working.

Record any absence from the pharmacy in the responsible pharmacist register.

Administration:

File Prescriptions to enable easy access to each patient’s detailed history and assure patient and customer confidentiality.

Ensure all prescriptions and legal documents are held for the required duration.

Ensure all outstanding prescriptions are retrieved to ensure compliance.

Education

Membership of GPhC.

Master’s degree in pharmacy (MPharm

Experience

Ability to work on own initiative

Experience in supervising staff

Expert knowledge of good dispensing and distribution practice Ability to deal with unpredictable workload Ability to work under pressure Ability to work under a changing shift pattern

Communication

Excellent verbal, numeric and written communication skills.

Able to communicate with a wide range of staff. Report writing skills. Ability to work independently or as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

 

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