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Primary Care Pharmacist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity had arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic pharmacist to join the Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Medicines Management Team, within the Clinical and Analytics workstream.

Following a reorganisation of the team the post holder will be supporting the workstream lead to ensure programmes of work are developed and carried out effectively in relation to medicines optimisation. With your knowledge of national and local guidance and advice, you will respond to specific queries regarding medicines optimisation and also help identify and develop plans to implement cost effective and evidence based prescribing within primary care, and the wider Health Board. You will be expected to provide high quality evidence based prescribing advice and develop good professional relationships with a range of medical and non-medical prescribers across primary care.

You will have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. You will be expected to engage with other pharmacy colleagues and health and social care professionals across all interfaces to ensure a seamless approach to medicine management.

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

Main duties of the job

  • To improve the safe, rational and cost-effective prescribing to a locality group of GP practices and members of the Primary Healthcare Team.
  • To support practices in the implementation of approved evidence-based prescribing strategies through implementation of the LHB prescribing strategy.
  • To develop the primary care pharmacist role in GP practices delivering services to patients.
  • To develop the work programme of the Analytics / Medicines Optimisation workstream.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isLiving Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification



  • MPharm or MSC pharmacy degree
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Post graduate MSC/Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent


  • Management Qualification
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society



  • Broad post registration experience
  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Expenditure reporting and proviso of providing prescribing advice
  • Risk management, service development
  • Supervisory experience


  • Experience of working in different pharmacy sectors



  • Highly developed verbal / written communication / interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making
  • Good IT skills (office package of software)
  • Able to lead service improvement through strategic development & change management.
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Experience of analysing prescribing data


  • Project management skills
  • Negotiation with senior managers, medical staff & professionals inside & outside UHB

Special Knowledge


  • Good knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Evidence-based therapeutic benefits/risks
  • Knowledge of economics of healthcare financial management.
  • Staff development & motivation
  • Performance management
  • Awareness of national strategic policy


  • Knowledge of use of CASPA software and PAR reports

Personal Qualities


  • Good communicator, motivated, able to work as part of a team
  • Positive attitude to change.
  • Well organised


  • Confident and calm. Assertive. Tactful. Persuasive



  • Committment to self study and development

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Woodland House

Maes-y-coed road


CF14 4HH

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