Pharmacy Advisor - West Midlands Clinical Hub

Care UK
£25 per hour
04 May 2018
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Job

Care UK is providing the Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) services across the West Midlands. This means that we will be delivering urgent care through NHS 111, utilising GPs and specialist clinicians to deliver the best possible urgent care services 24/7, 365 days per year, to over 4 million patients in the West Midlands. To help to deliver this vision, we wish to appoint a Pharmacist Advisor on a permanent part-time basis to work at our clinical hub in Brierley Hill. We have shifts available on Thursday/Friday evenings, and all day on Saturday & Sunday. Within this job, you will be responsible for: • Providing safe and effective telephone advice about medicines use and pharmaceutical care to clinicians, patients and carers accessing the IUC Service. • Assisting the clinical hub team in assessing and managing referrals such as repeat prescription requests, use of NUMSAS, medication queries, health information, poisoning/overdoes and advice on minor ailments • Ensuring that audit compliance is above 80%, taking on board feedback that reflects on your practice to ensure calls handled are completed in a safe and effective manner

About Care UK

Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours, prison health services and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities. This means that we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK. Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating out of hours, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England. We work with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice. We also take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times. If you would like more information, please visit our website:

The Requirements

Essential: • Be a qualified Pharmacist and registered with the GPhC • Previous experience of working within a community pharmacy service • Have good communication, listening and interpersonal skills • Be computer literate, including all Microsoft Packages Desirable: • Experience of telephone triage / advice service • Good knowledge of local primary care services including key players • Experience of autonomous working

Application Process

Once you have pressed apply to this job, you will be contacted by a recruiter by phone or email. If you have been shortlisted, the recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager who will in turn arrange an interview with you if they feel that you are suitable for the job.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about the job or if you would like to view the Job Description, please contact Lucy Brown – / 07811 531508 or Ben Averill – / 07435 974918 Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We have permanent part-time jobs available, with flexibility to work between the following times: Thursdays: 6pm – 11pm, Fridays: 5pm – 11pm, Saturdays: 8am – 11pm, Sundays: 11am – 10pm We can offer you; • £25 per hour • 25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays (pro-rata) • Company Pension Scheme • Free CPD (including online and face-to-face training) • Revalidation • Regional/national opportunities • Cycle to work Scheme • Childcare Vouchers and Online shopping discounts. For applicants who wish to progress within their pharmacy career, we have the opportunity to put you through the Independent Prescribing course, however this is dependent on your capabilities and commitment to the service.

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