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Professional Ambassador – Clinical Pharmacist

Hours: 3 hours Per Week (12 Months Fixed Term)
Salary: £45,000 - £53,000 Pro Rate - Depending on Experience
Closing date: 23/04/2021


The post holder will be a qualified Clinical Pharmacist, preferably with experience of delivering supervision and peer support, and will work within the Cornwall Primary care training hub supporting the introduction and embedding of the Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician roles into Primary care in Cornwall, developing a robust career framework for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in general practice settings.

  • To work on behalf of Cornwall Training Hub, in partnership with Kernow Health CIC, to lead on, plan and organise a broad range of programmes and activities to embed the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician role in primary care in Cornwall through research, creation and implementation of a clinical pharmacist strategy and programme of support.
  • To act as an ambassador for the roles, in promoting the value and opportunity to general practice in Cornwall.
  • To support the Cornwall training hub with requirements and development of a supervision framework for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in primary care settings, linking in with supervision for the wider pharmacy workforce
  • Provide mentoring to supervising pharmacists and technicians in PCN’s as required, to support the delivery of a supervision framework, managing sensitive, contentious information and advising individuals on appropriate course of action.
  • To develop and implement a career framework for clinical pharmacy in both primary care and the wider workforce system, adjusting and re-formulating plans to meet requirements of various stakeholders in collaboration with pharmacy education and training leads of NHS Trusts and community pharmacy, Health Education England and commissioned training centres e.g. CPPE.
  • May provide clinical supervision for pharmacy hosted roles.
  • To create and lead a peer support network for the Pharmacy role in primary care in Cornwall.
  • To lead on the development requirements for clinical pharmacists, procuring training programmes as required.
  • To support the Cornwall Training hub with recruitment initiatives and events as required, promoting Cornwall and general practice as a destination career for Pharmacists
  • To ensure principles of the above in relation to embedding the role are created in line with the support offer to other new roles in primary care.
  • To participate in the system wide pharmacy group, ensuring any development for primary care pharmacists links into the work of the wider system pharmacy workforce.
  • To provide oversight and guidance of the pharmacy rotation development programme.
  • To identify and embed any apprenticeship opportunities for pharmacy technicians and promote careers in pharmacy with schools and colleges.
  • To work with other professional educators and teams within the Training hub and wider Cornwall primary care settings to ensure consistency of support and development opportunities across all clinical roles.
  • Contribute to the setting of strategy of Pharmacists working in primary care across the county
  • Communicate, liaise and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders from within primary care and across the wider system, to promote understanding and appropriate integration of Clinical Pharmacists into primary care.
  • Delivery of education and collaboration with local practices to align recruitment initiatives to a safe set of standards, essential criteria and to manage common understanding and expectations of Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as employees and practices as employers.

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To apply for this job please contact:

Laura Wheeler (Head of OD & Workforce / Training Hub Lead)

07774 981600