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Advanced Clinical Pharmacist

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Camarthen
Salary
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Full Time
THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT UNTIL 30/07/2025 DUE TO MATERNITY COVER.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Advanced Clinical Pharmacist to join our friendly, established and respected Rheumatology Team across Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Rheumatology team, pharmacy team and homecare department.

This role requires management of homecare prescriptions for rheumatology receiving biologic treatment. You'll be required to work closely with the homecare department to ensure that rheumatology patients receive their biologic treatment in a timely manner with appropriate monitoring. This will also require management of any biologic drug shortages or biosimilar switches. You will be required to answer homecare queries relating to the management of our rheumatology patients and support the Rheumatology team (Consultants and specialist nurses) with medicines queries and prescribing.

The post is advertised for 37.5 (Full time hours), 30 hours will be supporting the Rheumatology team and 7.5 hours will be working within the pharmacy department. The role will require the successful to participate in the out of hours on-call pharmacy rota.

Main duties of the job

  • Developing close working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and contributing to clinical care plans
  • Responding to medication-related queries, providing advice on prescribing and promoting evidence-based practice
  • Discussing medication with patients and carers and developing a variety of approaches to support informed care
  • Educating colleagues about medicines management and medicines optimisation


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 12,000 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

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 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.

Interviews will be held on 09/07/2024

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Masters degree in pharmacy
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Postgraduate MSc or Diploma in area of practice or equivalent experience or qualifications


Desirable

  • Accredited Preregistration tutor or pharmacy diploma tutor
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (Leeds University) or equivalent if role includes aseptics
  • Registered as QC if role includes aseptics
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Experience

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge of medicines management systems and process in an integrated NHS.
  • Knowledge and experience of healthcare
  • Specialist knowledge of own field of practice gained through diploma level training and experience


Desirable

  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge in more than one field
  • Practice Research Experience
  • Training and education of pharmacy staff and other HCPs
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of service improvement


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Other

Essential

  • Flexible approach to needs of the service to undertake on call work, weekend and evening opening.
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

To be confirmed post interview

Camarthen

SA31 2AF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-PST023-0624

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