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Foundation Pharmacist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting training opportunity is available for enthusiastic and forwardthinking pharmacists to join our friendly and supportive teams ofpharmacy staff in North Wales. These unique multi-sector posts willallow you to develop your clinical pharmacy skills and get involved inpatient care across primary and secondary care.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to undertake CardiffUniversity modules including Independent prescribing across differentsectors of pharmacy practice - Acute hospital, community hospitals andservices, and primary care (GP practices).There will also be the opportunity whilst in post to follow the HEIW postgraduate foundation pharmacist structured 2 year training programme.

At the end of the two year programme your portfolio will be submitted forRoyal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation framework credentialing.Alternatively we also offer fully funded training and developmentincluding a clinical diploma and advanced practice modules.Working as part of our integrated clinical pharmacy teams you will havedirect involvement in patient care and influence treatment choices bybeing involved in decision-making at the point of prescribing. There willbe added opportunity to focus on specialist and generalist clinical areasas part of a rotational programme.

Main duties of the job

If you appreciate diversity, thrive on fresh challenges, benefit fromcollaborative working with other healthcare professionals and want tomake a difference to patients' health then a career with us is definitelyfor you.

Applications from current trainee pharmacists and registeredpharmacists from all sectors are welcomed.

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

This post is fixed term for 3 years to meet the needs of the service.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • MPharm degree or equivalent
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Experience of working with direct patient contact


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Good verbal / written communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Decision making skills
  • Problem solving skills


  • ECDL holder
  • Organisational ability



  • Knowledge of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Good knowledge of Therapeutics


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Personal Qualities


  • Good communicator able to work as part of a team
  • Committed to self study and self development


  • Confident and calm



  • Participate in the provision of general public holiday and weekend pharmacy service
  • Willingness to participate in 'on call' out of duty roster as necessary
  • Willingness to work in a bilingual area


  • Ability to move between sites in a timely manner
  • Welsh speaking

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Glan Clwyd Hospital

Rhuddlan Road


LL18 5UJ

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