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Lead / Consultant Pharmacist Adult Mental Health

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£59,857 to £82,355 Per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Lead / Consultant* Pharmacist to join the Adult Mental Health Service at Hafan Y Coed Unit, Llandough Hospital.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced advanced clinical pharmacist to join our patient-focused and progressive Mental Health Pharmacy Team.

The post holder will lead clinical pharmacy services and medicines management to patients of the Adult Mental Health Service and play an integral role in directing this service as part of the MDT. They will ensure that a sustainable, high quality clozapine service and mental health pharmacy services are provided to the community population of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

We welcome applications from experienced Mental Health pharmacists who have experience in adult based care. The post holder will be supported in credentialing as a Consultant Pharmacist (if not already credentialed) and continue to develop their advanced practice within the excellent team of professionals working in the Mental Health department. If necessary, we will help you credential as a consultant pharmacist within a mutually-agreed time-frame of 1 - 2 years.

If the successful candidate is not credentialed as a Consultant Pharmacist then the role will be at AFC Band 8b with progression to 8c contingent on credentialing as a Consultant Pharmacist.

*Post due to be reviewed by RPS in June 2023

Main duties of the job

You will practice as an expert/consultant pharmacist for Adult Mental Health in Cardiff and Vale UHB and maintain connections and clinical engagement with wider multidisciplinary teams. Engaging with a network of specialist pharmacists across NHS UK, you will champion learning, and be responsible for the delivery and strategic development of the Adult Directorate Mental Health Pharmacy Service for Cardiff and Vale UHB .

You will provide managerial and clinical leadership to the pharmacy team providing Pharmacy Mental Health services. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, decision-making and specialist transformational skills with evidence of recent service development at senior management level through the application of modern improvement methodologies.

Forging relationships with stakeholders nationally and with outreach centres across Wales, your leadership will inspire and expedite clinical engagement to deliver current best practice in delivery of Adult Mental Health Services, particularly specialist clozapine services to the community population in the region. You will provide advice and support for effective medicines use and governance in both specialist hospital settings and community mental health teams.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • GPharmC registration
  • Independent prescriber (2) Working towards (1)
  • Postgraduate clinical qualification


  • RPS Faculty or Consultant-ready credentialing



  • Sufficient relevant prior experience at high level (grade 1-4)
  • Evidence of service development in complex environment (grade 1-2)
  • Teaching and/or research experience (1 point each)
  • Leadership, strategic development


  • Experience of translational medicine and/or highly collaborative multidisciplinary bench to bedside approach

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Hafan Y Coed Unit, Llandough Hospital

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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