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Clinical Pharmacist

Oakington, Cambridgeshire or central Norwich, Norfolk

Full Time or Part Time

About the Role

Optimum Patient Care (OPC) is a leading provider of quality improvement (QI) programmes and services in the UK, with a network of over 1,200 GP practices covering 22 million patients. OPC also supports GP practices to participate in new and innovative real-life research, including UK-wide pragmatic trials. We provide end-to-end research delivery services for commercial and academic studies especially in primary care.

We require a pharmacist with clinical knowledge or background to provide a range of clinical services to our network of GP practices across the UK. You will work directly with our practices to provide clinical reviews and clinical procedures, therapy management, and patient referrals. You will also be involved in the clinical trials performed by OPC. Your work will help improve quality of care for patients with chronic conditions and rare diseases, as part of our various QI programmes and services for primary care. Your work will also support practices to participate in novel real-life research and pragmatic trials aimed at improving patient outcomes.

The is offered full or part time with home working or hybrid working from our offices in Cambridge or Norwich. Frequent travel to our clinic sites across the UK will be required for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver guideline-recommended and optimum clinical reviews and outcomes for NHS GP practices and patients.

  • To provide clinical support for our current respiratory QI programmes and research activities in COPD and asthma. This includes but is not limited to patient reviews, investigations and tests including spirometry, medicines management and optimisation, and patient referrals.

  • To identify and secure the sign up of clinical reviews at individual practice level, where there is clinical need.

  • To support the setup and the delivery of clinical trials.

  • To assist in the initiation, maintenance and development of a pharmacy supply service of IMP Research trials.

  • To provide clinical input and knowledge in the management of clinical trial material in the Trust and to ensure that all trials are conducted in accordance with the highest possible standards, and in compliance with the principles of GCP (Good Clinical Practice); Good Dispensing Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice.

  • To ensure efficient time management and delivery of clinical projects, showing the ability to plan and prioritise both these projects and personal workload.

  • To provide a professional and competent service that assists the company to retain GP practices, clients and service users.

  • To adhere to all clinical and information governance policies and procedures.

  • To complete recommended training relevant to your clinical work and projects, and training that also helps you to support service users (i.e. GP practices and patients) where appropriate.

  • To liaise with and support other team members (including training) to integrate and contribute to current and future projects.

  • To identify and secure interest from GP practices to receive our QI services and/or take part in our research studies. This involves identifying stakeholders at practice, PCN or CCG level and refer to our Engagement team.

  • To know the business, to develop and maintain a full awareness of our key markets and our

  • competitors, their business activities, initiatives and strategies.

  • To support the company with development of clinical and marketing strategies.

  • To promote the awareness of OPC in primary care and to build strong working relationships with GP practices and local NHS organisations.

What We Offer

  • Competitive annual salary based on experience

  • Remote working with frequent clinic attendance across the UK (driving licence and access to own car required).

  • Comprehensive benefits package as detailed on our website.

  • Continuous training on new, existing, and emerging areas to help with your clinical development e.g. funded ARTP spirometry training

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree Pharmacy

  • Minimum of 1 year Pharmacy Qualifying Examination (PQE) is desirable

  • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical principles and practices in the NHS

  • Good understanding of NHS QOF disease registers and applicable guidelines and regulations.

  • Practical experience or diploma in asthma or COPD patient care is desirable.

  • Current or previous holder of NHS smartcard for clinical system access is desirable.

  • Good problem-solving, organisational and oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to focus on detail, establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and clients

  • Proficient in using MS Office applications, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc

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