Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Withybush General Hospital for a Pharmacist with drive and ability to become part of the dynamic Pharmacy Team. You will work in a supportive environment with training opportunities, to build on your foundation skills and develop your expertise.

We are committed to developing and training our staff and you will join our dynamic admissions team providing pharmaceutical care to the Emergency Medicines Service. The post holder will mainly cover A& E and Adult Clinical Decisions Unit as part of a team.

Withybush General Hospital is a busy district general hospital with approximately 240 beds. It provides a range of medical and surgical specialities including coronary care, acute stroke, trauma and orthopaedics, frailty, critical care and the emergency department. The clinical pharmacy service is well established and provides high quality care across all specialities.

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Main duties of the job

You will be joining a team of experienced Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians and you will be expected to work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver a patient focused clinical pharmacy service in all areas.

You will be working as a key member of the pharmacy team providing a clinical service to the Emergency Department and Clinical Decisions Unit. The team are an integral part of the MDT in front of house services

You will have the opportunity to develop your practice in a wide range of clinical areas in a small and friendly general hospital.

You will be supported in any ongoing studies including prescribing qualifications.

You will be expected to undertake the role of responsible pharmacist when working as part of the dispensary team.

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

Interviews to be held on 03/10/2023

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Masters degree in pharmacy (4 years) or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • Registered Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Professional knowledge of medicines managements systems and process in an integrated NHS
  • Experience of teaching & supervision of pharmacists, technicians, assistants and students
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • Knowledge of specialist area as described in job advert


  • Accredited Pre-registration Tutor
  • Accredited Diploma Pharmacy Tutor
  • Independent Prescriber



  • Flexibility to undertake emergency duty including weekends, Bank Holiday and evening opening
  • Have a flexible approach
  • Ability to travel between sites and outside organization
  • Understands and shows commitment to continuing professional development



  • Highly developed knowledge and experience or qualifications
  • Demonstrate achievement in at least one area of specialist medicines management


  • Demonstrate achievement in more than one area of specialist medicines management

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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