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Post-registration Foundation Pharmacist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated pharmacists to join our friendly, supportive, pharmacy workforce at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Within the Integrated Health Community East, we value our integrated pharmacy team who are all essential in providing a high quality pharmacy service to our patients. The post provides the opportunity to rotate through several clinical areas whilst undertaking the HEIW Post-registration Foundation training programme with Cardiff University. There are a wide range of rotations available including surgery, medical, specialist clinics, prison, paediatrics, emergency department, medicines information, critical care, aseptics, primary care, mental health and community services. Within each area you will have the ability to learn from and be supported by a specialist pharmacist. This provides excellent career development, with further learning opportunities via professional courses/qualifications, as the department has close links with Cardiff, Bangor and Wrexham Universities. Training is supported by the Foundation Framework for Pharmacists, which provides an ideal platform for professional and personal development, and is recognised at a national level. The pharmacy team at Wrexham Maelor Hospital is well-established within the wider multi-disciplinary team, allowing collaborative working. This allows you to have direct involvement in patient care and influence treatment choices by being involved in decision-making at the point of prescribing.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a clinical pharmacy service to an allocated clinical area in accordance with professional standards and local policies. This will include:
  • Take patient drug histories
  • Review medicines to ensure safe and effective use including review of prescriptions for completeness, appropriateness and legality,
  • To communicate recommendations on drug therapy to doctors, nurses and other relevant healthcare professionals as appropriate
  • Responsible for medicines supply
  • To ensure the smooth, swift and safe transfer of patients care, liaising with carers, nursing and residential homes where appropriate and providing clear information on discharge medication (whether verbal or written) to patients or their carers.
  • Formulate patient specific pharmaceutical care plans, taking into account results of investigations, response to treatment, and adverse effects
  • Advise on therapeutic drug level monitoring for specific drugs
  • Inform and educate patients about their medicines
  • Provide pharmaceutical information (therapeutic, legal, procedural) to medical, nursing staff, other healthcare professionals and general practitioners where appropriate
  • Record clinical pharmacy interventions / contributions to patient care to support risk management and clinical governance agendas in line with BCUHB and national policies
  • Report suspected adverse drug reactions to the Committee on Safety of Medicines using the yellow card reporting scheme

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you appreciate diversity, thrive on exciting challenges, benefit from collaborative working with other healthcare professionals and want to make a difference to patients health then a career with us is definitely for you.

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

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

Person Specification



  • MPharm degree or equivalent
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Knowledge of Clinical Pharmacy


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society & registration with the Faculty



  • Must be able to demonstrate suitable level of experience working in the managed sector and or community pharmacy

Aptitude & Abilities


  • good verbal /written skills
  • IT literate
  • Decision making ability
  • problem solving skills
  • Organisational ability


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Coresnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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