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Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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This is a fixed term/secondment post until 31/03/2025.

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

We are looking for a self-motivated Pharmacy Technician with a high attention to detail to join our Primary Care Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy and Domiciliary Care team. You will need to be passionate about patient care, have excellent interpersonal skills, great organisational skills, and the drive to push the boundaries of the profession.

As part of the Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy work, you will support the development and implementation of the health board workplan by analysing prescribing data, developing standard operating procedures, and working closely with stakeholders. In the domiciliary care service, you will assist in the day to day running of the medicines management services which includes training carers, community pharmacies and other healthcare professionals to supply medicines to support patients to live independently.

Main duties of the job

Main responsibilities include:

o You will work as part of the Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Team supporting the implementation of the health board work plan in GP practices, liaising with practice staff, community pharmacies and other health care professionals to ensure this is done seamlessly.o You will assist in the delivery of pharmaceutical education relating to medicines management for pre-registration pharmacy technicians, trainee pharmacists, other healthcare professionals and non-registered staff.o You will deliver training and competency programmes in medicines administration to care workers and stakeholders.o You will provide support to care providers in medicines management including domiciliary home visits and level of support assessments.o You will need to have excellent communication skills and be confident in interacting with a diverse range of people and staff groups in a variety of settings.o You will need to be self-driven and able to work autonomously to complete tasks within the desired time frame

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.

Interview will be held on 23/07/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical technical procedures acquired through training Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Pharmacy Technician Practice or NVQ 3 and BTEC or equivalent in pharmaceutical science
  • Registered Pharmaceutical Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Working knowledge of current medicines.


  • Clinical supervisor for the higher education in pharmacy technician practice
  • Medicines management accreditation or equivalent experience.



  • Post qualification experience in relevant area of practice to degree level
  • Extensive experience of training staff of different grades


  • Experience of working in a primary care environment



  • Must be able to travel between sites in a timely way.

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Aberaeron Integrated Care Centre

Vicarage Hill


SA46 0DY

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