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Homecare Pharmacist

Department: Pharmacy           Business Unit: Operations            Reports to: Pharmacy Manager/Senior Pharmacist            Line Management Responsibility: No
Accountability Level: 4            Location: Swadlincote

Job Purpose:

To contribute to the growth and success of the Company by applying professional expertise to support the supply of medication in a safe, effective, and efficient manner and in accordance with prevailing regulations and Standard Operating Procedures. Support the Pharmacy Manager, Operations Manager and Senior Pharmacist/Superintendent Pharmacist in the provision of these services.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To undertake the role of the Responsible Pharmacist as required ensuring correct records are maintained
  • To follow and promote relevant SOPs and Company policy and procedure
  • To carry out clinical screening of prescriptions ensuring appropriateness for the patient
  • To provide counselling and advice to patients by telephone, email or in person as required
  • To record interventions made on the electronic patient record as required by the relevant Standard Operating Procedures
  • To understand pharmacovigilance regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • To undertake final accuracy checking efficiently and accurately when required to do
  • To ensure that the HealthNet Homecare pharmacy operation meets all regulatory, contractual, agreed procedural and external service
  • To provide professional supervision of the pharmacy
  • To provide advice and guidance to pharmacy colleagues to ensure skills and experience are shared and used to the benefit of the pharmacy and individuals
  • Undertake pharmacy audits as required
  • Support the Pharmacy Superintendent and Pharmacy Operations Manager in the development and improvement of Standard Operating Procedures and all other aspects of HealthNet’s Pharmacy Homecare Service.
  • To proactively build and maintain effective working relationships with referring centre prescribers, pharmacists, and nurses, taking professional responsibility for the development and enhancement of services provided.
  • To provide professional support and advice about medicines to HealthNet’s nursing
  • To carry out any reasonable request given by appropriate


  • Experience in a Homecare Pharmacy setting.(Advantageous)
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills with strong written and oral skills
  • Strong judgement skills and decision-making ability



  • MPharm Degree or equivalent qualification that meets the Criteria for initial registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Post Graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy

Personal Skills & Qualities:

  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills
  • Ability to develop and sustain a professional Pharmacy function by showing mutual respect, honour and integrity, strong professional image, and personal credibility.
  • Well-honed communication skills with a flexible approach.
  • Strong interpersonal skills capable of building, developing, and maintaining a positive working environment.
  • Self-motivated, dedicated with a committed approach showing interest in understanding the business and industry.
  • To be proactive and motivated responding positively to new challenges.

Key Competencies:

  • Expertise in medicines and drug distribution
  • Collaboration and communication
    • Working with others
    • Working within Teams
  • Safety and Quality
  • Attention to Detail
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Self-awareness
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Numeracy with good analytical skills
  • Managing services
  • Improving Services
  • Setting direction
  • Continuing Professional Development

Confidentiality and GDPR:

  • Observe and adhere to at all time the Confidentiality and GDPR statements listed in the contract of employment.
  • Always adhere to and enforce the most up to date version of the Confidentiality and GDPR policies and ensure any breaches of either policy are reported immediately to the Data Protection Officer (DPO)


  • To be trained in pharmacovigilance ad report all patient safety events and product quality events you may become aware of, from any source, within required timeframes

Good Distribution Practice:

  • To be trained in Good Distribution Practice and follow GDP standards at all times during the course of your work as defined in the Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use (2013/C 343/01)

Health & Safety:

  • Adhere to and enforce the most up to date version of the Health, Safety and Environmental policy at all times and ensure all Hazards, near miss, accidents, unsafe working practices and breaches of the policy are reported to the HSE responsible person within the Organisation

Detailed responsibilities vary depending on activities within the function.  Specific objectives and tasks will be delegated and controlled by your manager.  Job holders may be required to perform duties outside the scope of this job description as requested by the Company

This Job Specification reflects the current position at the date of signature and may change in line with business requirements. In signing this document, you agree that changes may be made to your duties and responsibilities in line with Organisational needs. Any such changes will be discussed with you by your line manager and communicated to you in full prior to the changes being implemented

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