Specialist Pharmacist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Prince Philip Hospital for a rotational Pharmacist with drive and ability to become part of the dynamic Pharmacy Team. You will work in a supportive environment with training opportunities, to build on your foundation skills and develop your expertise.

Prince Philip Hospital is a District General Hospital with around 250 beds, located in the town of Llanelli just off the M4 within easy reach of Swansea, the Gower and West Wales.

It provides a range of medical specialties including coronary care unit, intensive care unit, acute stroke unit, palliative care, orthopaedics, general surgery as well as busy admissions and medical unit, minor injuries unit and same day emergency care.

Professional development is of utmost importance and support and training will be provided. We are a patient-centred and progressive team who work closely with the multidisciplinary teams enhancing patient safety through professional advice to prescribers, discharge planning and attending consultant ward rounds.

The innovative and friendly pharmacy team is well established within the health board. We are both ambitious and motivated, focusing our work around the best interests of our patients and continuously striving to improve the services we offer.

Main duties of the job

The post requires a highly motivated pharmacist with excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills. You will undertake rotations in areas such as Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), chemotherapy clinical checking, homecare clinical checking as well as a range of ward rotations.

These posts will enable you to deepen your knowledge and expertise and broaden transferable skills under the direction of experienced colleagues. You will build on previous experience, developing greater autonomy and responsibility, whilst gaining experience in a number of specialist areas including working across the primary / secondary care interface as part of the SDEC rotation. The post holder will be supported to undertake the non-medical prescribing qualification.

The post holders will contribute to the planning and delivery of the medicines optimisation strategy.

We encourage potential applicants to contact us to discuss the post further.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 13/06/2023

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Masters degree in pharmacy (4 years) or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • Registered Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Professional knowledge of medicines managements systems and process in an integrated NHS
  • Experience of teaching & supervision of pharmacists, technicians, assistants and students
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • Knowledge of specialist area as described in job advert


  • Accredited Pre-registration Tutor
  • Accredited Diploma Pharmacy Tutor
  • Independent Prescriber



  • Highly developed knowledge and experience of healthcare
  • Demonstrate achievement in at least one area of specialist medicines management


  • Demonstrate achievement in more than one area of specialist medicines management



  • Flexibility to undertake emergency duty including weekends, Bank Holiday and evening opening
  • Have a flexible approach
  • Travel between sites and outside organisation
  • Understands and shows commitment to continuing professional development

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