Here at Optum, part of United Health Group we'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) To support the recommendation, implementation and facilitation of the delivery of sustained changes in prescribing practice to ensure high quality, safe, evidence-based and cost effective medicines use. To provide specialist pharmacy service and pharmaceutical advice across Lincolnshire. Required to work at any establishment at any time throughout the duration of the contract and the post holder will work very closely with member GP practices to support the delivery of specific prescribing initiatives as part of the QIPP agenda. Primary Responsibilities:To provide a single point of contact for a CCG / group of GP practices for medicines optimisationTo be highly visible, accessible and responsive, building strong relationships, especially with GPs, and becoming a familiar and trusted resourceTo deliver strategic plans and input technical pharmaceutical expertise as well as ensuring implementation of MMO QIPP plans, practice based support and education and trainingTo work in GP practices, working closely with GPs, other practice staff and members of the primary healthcare team in supporting the development and application of high quality, safe, cost effective, rational and evidence based prescribingTo conduct appropriate medication review for identified patients, communicating directly with patients as requiredProvide pharmaceutical advice on a day to day basis in all aspects of prescribing and medicines management to GPs, nurses, other practice staff, and patients as appropriate. This will include answering queries / acting as an information resourcePresent information in a non-confrontational manner in one to one situations, small groups and large audience, which on occasion be in adversarial conditions. Articulating outcomesLiaise with local community pharmacists, community nurses, community matrons, care home staff, hospital pharmacists and other secondary care providers as necessary To analyse, interpret and monitor practice prescribing and cost data and make appropriate recommendations, including in relation to areas of prescribing where the practice is an outlier within the CCGTo carry out medication reviews, discuss options and make recommendations to prescribers as appropriate. This may include patients in nursing and residential homesAssist in managing the introduction of new drugs and drugs that are discontinuedTo advise on storage of pharmaceuticals within the surgery
Required Qualifications: MPharm in pharmacy (or equivalent prior to 2002)Registered with the General Pharmaceutical CouncilEvidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)Post registration relevant experienceExtensive experience in clinical pharmacy and drug utilisation reviewExperience of inter - disciplinary workingFull driving license and access to transportWillingness to travel within Lincolnshire, and neighbouring areas if requiredExperience of working in GP practices and primary healthcare teamsIn depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence based healthcareA sound understanding of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for the improvement of medicines optimisation overallUnderstand the concepts of evidence based medicine, needs assessment, effectiveness and prioritisationUnderstanding of commissioning processesUnderstanding principles of clinical governance and how these apply to the broader agendaAble to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, and an ability to prioritise and work to deadlinesCompetent in use of standard IT and relevant softwareCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Job Keywords: Pharmacy, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Operations, MPharm, Lincolnshire, UK, United Kingdom
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.