Location
Manchester
Department
Medical
Advertising Salary
Competitive
Vacancy Type
Contract

About The Role

As Pharmacy Officer, you will be a key member of the Push Doctor Medical Team, using your knowledge and experience to build a team of Digital Clinical Pharmacists to transform prescribing and medicines management across our products and partnerships. This non-patient facing role will include acting a senior clinical pharmacist and line manager to our clinical pharmacists, improving the quality of prescribing across Push Doctor services and leading on clinical governance and risk in relation to prescribing and our pharmacist services. Reporting to the Associate Medical Director, you will be fundamental to Push Doctor’s goal of becoming a CQC Outstanding organisation. 

 
In this role, you will:

Service Development

  • Work under the direction of the Associate Medical Director to drive the development of a Push Doctor telehealth Clinical Pharmacist Service that uses Push Doctor’s telehealth software to provide: 

    • Patient medication support

    • Structured Medication Reviews

    • Risk stratification

    • Long-term condition clinics

    • Repeat Prescribing

    • Medication safety and quality improvement

    • Care Home medication reviews

    • Service development

    • Management of medications at the interface between care settings. 

  • Support recruitment and provide supervision and direction to a team of Clinical Pharmacists working with Push Doctor, acting as a Senior Clinical Pharmacist within the company.

  • In partnership with the Operations Onboarding Team,  lead on the clinical onboarding and training of all new Clinical Pharmacists joining the Push Doctor Clinical Pharmacist Service. 

Medicines and Prescribing Management

  • Review and implement effective processes across Push Doctor in the area of medicines management e.g. encouraging cost-effective prescribing, identifying the use of medications beyond their appropriate license, ensuring prescriptions are issued in line with agreed clinical protocols, monitoring antibiotic prescribing compliance with NICE/PHE guidelines. 

  • Oversee pharmaceutical advice for the development and implementation of new services that have medicinal components (e.g. advice on treatment pathways and patient information leaflets)

  • Hold responsibility for monitoring and updating the Push Doctor prescribing formulary in line with legal and regulatory frameworks and clinical best practice. 

  • Analyse, interpret and present data on prescribing behaviours to highlight issues and risks to support decision making

  • Oversee the implementation of changes that result from MHRA alerts, product withdrawal and other local and national guidance

  • Provide education and training to Push Doctor clinicians on therapeutics and medicines optimisation.

Clinical Governance and Risk

  • Take a lead in quality assurance,  managing all  critical incidents, significant events, user complaints and compliments relating to breaches of prescribing policy and process and/or the Clinical Pharmacist Service

  • Chair the Push Doctor Prescribing Committee

  • Develop a framework for auditing the quality of work undertaken by Push Doctor Clinical Pharmacists, including  a bi-annual review of their video consultations

  • Support the Clinical Safety Officer in monitoring and implementing the Clinical Risk Management Strategy, identifying, evaluating and implementing controls against hazards identified in Push Doctor products and services. 

  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, including the availability of new drugs and their uses

Clinical Leadership

 
  • Encourage collaborative working across the wider health economy and be a key contributor to supporting the development of clinical pharmacy and prescribing services across Push Doctor

  • Support regional and national research and audit programmes to evaluate and improve clinical prescribing, where required. 

  • Work closely with other Push Doctor teams including Patient Services, Operations, Product, Design and Marketing teams as required.

  • Represents Push Doctor, as required, at internal and external events, including meetings and conferences.

  • Supports internal training of the Push Doctor workforce

About You

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience

  • Significant experience of clinically reviewing complex patients

  • Experience of leading a team of Pharmacists and acting as a member of a multidisciplinary team, including working with GPs and GP practices.

  • An understanding of the nature of GPs and general practices

  • An understanding of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts for rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing.

Desirable

  • Experience of having worked as a Senior Clinical Pharmacist within a primary care setting

About Us

Company Overview

At Push Doctor, we have built powerful tools to help clinicians, patients and healthcare leaders achieve their goals. We began life as the UK's first platform to offer video consultations online and via smartphone – offering quick, easy and convenient access to NHS-trained, GMC-registered doctors.

These days our technology does much more than that – helping surgeries manage demand, matching the correct clinician with the right patient and, for the first time, allowing the NHS’s many disparate databases to communicate seamlessly with each other.

We are a technology firm, but we are not disruptors. Instead, we work in partnership with the NHS and its amazing clinicians to serve patients across the UK, helping them access healthcare quickly and easily using smartphones and computers.

We do all of this with a relentless focus on safety and high-quality clinical outcomes for patients. 

Our partnerships with the NHS continue to grow and we now provide services to 5.7 million NHS patients across the UK. At the same time, we are expanding patient access to a wider range of clinicians, from GPs to physiotherapists to pharmacists and offering a private service for those patients who want it. This means we effectively direct patients to the right clinicians at the right time, speeding up treatment times and taking the burden off GPs. 

Push Doctor opens the doorway to a different NHS

Push Doctor Values:

Empathy
We are curious, caring and passionate. We have experienced healthcare ourselves and use research and insight to understand the aspects of healthcare we have yet to experience. Whenever empathy seems out of reach, we are proactive in bringing it into focus.

Ambition
We carve the path for others to follow, setting industry standards and transforming healthcare for the better. We are anything but new to this and have so much to be proud of. Together, we are unstoppable.

Resilience
Everything we do should add value to our service. We optimise and occasionally overhaul every aspect of the experience we provide, challenging expectations of what health can (and should) be. This isn’t something that happens overnight, so
 we need to be resilient and never lose faith.
 

Benefits & Additional information

  • Competitive Salary
  • In house gym
  • Ping Pong table
  • Free snacks / food / drinks / fruit in the office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Working from Home Policy
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • EAP helpline
  • Meditation app - Headspace

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