Pharmacist Advanced - Prescribing Advisor

Powys Teaching Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Powys Teaching Health Board (PtHB) to join our team as a Pharmacist Prescribing Advisor working within our Primary Care Medicines Management department.

The post offers a full-time role, working within a small team to deliver a Powys-wide medicines management service.

Reporting to the Head of Primary Care Medicines Management, we are looking for a pharmacist to work alongside an experienced medicines management team to:
  • Provide medicines management advice and support to our GP surgeries.
  • Promote cost-effective and evidence-based prescribing.
  • Actively contribute to the team's cost-efficiency plans.
  • Develop a good working knowledge of all aspects of primary care medicines management. (Care homes / GP Surgeries / Community Pharmacy)
  • Author and implement prescribing guidelines and policies.
  • Assist in solving issues, supporting/mentoring junior staff and support improvement of quality management systems.

Main duties of the job

Help develop and implement local and national prescribing and medicines management action plans and policies, to include AWMSG National Prescribing Indicators and antimicrobial stewardship.

Provide timely, expert advice on pharmaceutical matters to primary care contractors (GP/Pharmacy/Optometry/Dental), Health Board colleagues and other external providers.

Monitor prescribing spend against budget, identify areas where there are cost saving opportunities and develop options to deliver savings.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and passionate about patient care and wants to improve patient services, always ensuring that the best is obtained from medicines.

The post holder will be a pharmacist registered with the GPhC . We will provide ongoing personal development and training opportunities.

This post is up to 37.5 hours per week. It is anticipated that the majority of the post-holder's time will be spent working from home, although site visits will also be required.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for people who want to make a real difference.

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

Qualifications and / or Knowledge


  • Master's degree in Pharmacy
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate MSc or Diploma in area of practice or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)


  • Independent Prescriber Qualification
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society



  • Significant and relevant postregistration experience
  • Knowledge of NHS Primary Care contracts and Commissioning arrangements
  • Broad knowledge of therapeutics / clinical pharmacy
  • Experience of collaborating with other health care professionals
  • Experience of supervising Pharmacy colleagues
  • Good knowledge of medicines governance processes
  • Good knowledge of medicines management issues at the interface


  • Experience of working within a primary care organisation or General Practice
  • Experience of managing colleagues
  • Knowledge of GP practice clinical systems
  • Experience of coaching and/ or mentoring health care staff
  • Experience of planning audit or research
  • Experience of implementing change

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Well-developed leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Well-developed negotiating and influencing skills
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to translate national strategy into deliverable local plans
  • Must be able to demonstrate the English language proficiency level required for this post
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office applications relevant to this post


  • Ability to speak or learn Welsh to a satisfactory level



  • Demonstrate PTHB Values
  • Conscientious, responsible, and reliable
  • Well-organised and motivated
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and objectives against defined deadlines
  • Demonstrates a commitment to self-development and learning



  • Able to commit to agile working
  • Able to travel across Powys Teaching Health Board

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