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Clinical Pharmacist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
This post is a Fixed Term until 01/08/2026.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.

Are you newly qualified or looking for a career change? Does the prospect of developing and learning in a variety of clinical specialties appeal to you?

We are looking a motivated individual who is passionate about improving care and share our health board values to join our team.

Bronglais General Hospital is a busy district general hospital. The department provides a range of medical and surgical specialities.

You will be joining a team of experienced pharmacists and technicians and will be supported within a nurturing working environment to develop you career and undertake the prescribing qualification. Prescribers currently practice in Frailty, Cardiology and Infection Control. You will be part of the planned digital transformation of medicines management systems and will be actively encouraged to engage with these processes.

You will be expected to undertake the role of responsible pharmacist and will be expected to undertake Emergency Duty Commitment (on-call), work weekends and Bank holidays as part of a rota.

Main duties of the job

You will undertake a rotational clinical pharmacist role working closely with pharmacy colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team.

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

You will be supported in ongoing studies though the clinical diploma and subsequent prescribing qualifications.

You will be expected to undertake the role of responsible pharmacist when working in outpatient areas.

The post includes formal development opportunities from either the structured HEIW Post-registration Foundation Training Programme or a distance learning clinical diploma. Both these qualifications provide the foundation for excellent career development and a platform for professional and personal development. To meet the criteria for the HEIW foundation place you must be qualifying in July 2024 or January 2025 or have registered with the GPHC after July 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.Interviews will be held on 24/07/2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Masters degree in pharmacy (4 years or equivalent)
  • Member of General Pharmaceutical Council (registered pharmacist or pre-registration pharmacy trainee during applications, must be registered pharmacist at time of start date)
  • English language qualification - GCSE grade C or above or IELTS score of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components.
  • Professional knowledge of medicines managements systems and process in an integrated NHS.



  • Knowledge and experience of healthcare in a pharmacy


  • Demonstrate achievement in more than one area of medicines management
  • Hospital experience
  • Technical Services
  • Experience of teaching & supervision of pre-registration pharmacists, technicians and assistants
  • Primary care experience

Welsh Language


  • Welsh Speaker (level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital

Caradoc Road


SY23 1ER

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