Specialist Primary Care Pharmacist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

- Supporting and progressing the development of pharmaceutical services and the integrated medicine management agenda in the UHB by ensuring safe, evidence based and cost-effective primary care prescribing within a locality or cluster group of GP practices.- To ensure safe, evidence based and cost-effective prescribing within a locality/cluster group of GP practices.- To support the GP/cluster and UHB primary care plans.- To contribute to the UHB's prescribing systems and processes as part of the Prescribing Team.- To act as an Independent Prescriber or have the ability to study and qualify as an independentprescriber.- To contribute to the training of pharmacy trainees within GP practices

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated pharmacist to work in a developing cluster pharmacist role within the Primary Care team in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. The successful applicant will be part of a team of advanced pharmacists, technicians and other staff, working in GP practices in the Bridgend East locality of the Health Board. The Medicines Management team will provide you with support to integrate into the practices, where you will provide medicines optimisation support, advice and facilitate the training of new pharmacy staff.

You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with other Health Care Professionals and Primary Care staff.

You will have opportunities to undertake the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course and will be supported to develop both clinically and strategically.

The pharmacy team is both ambitious and motivated, focusing our work around the best interests of our patients and continually striving to improve our services. We have a strong reputation for supporting professional development, and we encourage and support pharmacists to become members of the RPS faculty.

This post is fixed term for 18 months due to the needs of the service

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve

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



  • Appropriate post graduate qualification e.g. Clinical/Community diploma or equivalent experience


  • Independent prescriber or ability to complete qualification in post



  • Sufficient post qualification with experience in a variety of pharmacy settings


  • Previous experience working in a Primary Care setting



  • Ability to analyse and interpret prescribing data


  • Ability to use and develop spreadsheets and databases



  • Knowledge of prescribing and pharmaceutical systems and processes


  • Knowledge of the GMS contract and community pharmacy contract



  • Ability to work alone without direct supervision when required, in accordance with professional and national guidelines


  • Ability to speak Welsh

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