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Specialist Pharmacist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year 2022 at Glangwili General Hospital, as a rotational Specialist Pharmacist.

Glangwili General Hospital is a busy District General Hospital with approximately 420 beds. The successful applicant will join a well-established team of pharmacy staff providing care to a wide range of medical and surgical specialities including coronary care, acute stoke, respiratory, urology, trauma & orthopaedics, obstetrics & gynaecology, medicines information, critical care, paediatrics and the emergency department.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of our friendly and passionate pharmacy team and contribute to theimplementation of medicines optimisation, striving for excellence. You will provide a specialist and professional service to enable us to meet high standards of patient care and safety. You will be involved in the education and training of pharmacy colleagues and other healthcare professionals.

As a Specialist Pharmacist you should have the ability to develop effective working relationships, to challenge and to prioritise your own work. You will need to be reliable, efficient, responsive and demonstrate a flexible approach to the needs of this challenging and growing service. The successful post holder will also require excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, innovative and committed to providing high quality care to patients.

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
  • Pre registration training year
  • Experience of teaching and supervision of less experienced pharmacists, technicians and students
  • If role includes medical gas testing: registered as QC(MGPS)


  • Post Grad in management
  • Diploma level training in area of expertise
  • Accredited Pre-registration tutor
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Accredited pharmacy diploma tutor
  • Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (Leeds University) or equivalent if role includes aseptics



  • Professional knowledge of medicines management systems and process in an integrated NHS
  • 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

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)



  • Flexible approach to needs of the service to undertake on call work, weekend and evening opening
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

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

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Pharmacy Department, Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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