Fixed Term Part Time Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (PIP) Tutor

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Job Description

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To facilitate and support the learning (within your own competency) of Postgraduate Students in the PIP short course to deliver a high standard of pharmaceutical service to patients.

HOURS:150 hours per year


The specific duties and responsibilities of a PIP Tutor may vary according to subject specialism and locale of practice.

Generally, you will be required to facilitate and support the students:

– to optimise medicine use for individual patients and support the efficient use of medicines;

– to contribute to enhancing patient safety and ensure a positive patient experience;

– to provide advice and information on new drugs and new treatment strategies.


Duties include an appropriate balance of the following:

Teaching and related activity including:

– direct contact teaching;

– online, open and distance learning support;

– examining and assessment;

– course and curriculum development.


Scholarly activity and personal development including:

– educational management and administration;

– participation in relevant internal and external committees;

– working groups and project teams;

– mentoring, counselling and other forms of student support;

– participation in quality assurance procedures;

– participation in staff appraisal scheme;

– representing the university or profession on external bodies.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MPharm (or equivalent) pharmacy degree.

GPhC registrant.

Knowledge and skills

Demonstrates the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options.

Ability to motivate students and act as a role model.


Pharmacist Independent Prescriber (GPhC annotation to register).

Active Prescriber.

Practice base with provision of patient facing services in community, hospital or GP practice.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Membership of RPS Faculty


Teaching experience

Clinical (Physical) assessment skills



Behaviour 1: Communication – Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare – Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Service Delivery – Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 4: Analysis and Research – Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support – Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking – Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships and leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest.