Specialist Pharmacist

Are you looking for a challenge with a breath of fresh air?

Are you passionate about the NHS, keen to gain a broader skill base and develop your expertise across both primary and secondary care?

Hywel Dda University Health Board have a fantastic opportunity for a pharmacist to work cross-sector in our friendly teams in Bronglais hospital (2 days / week) and across Ceredigion as part of the Medicines Management team supporting primary care (3 days / week). This post will enable you to deepen your knowledge and expertise, and broaden transferable skills under the direction of experienced colleagues. You will build on previous experience, developing greater autonomy and responsibility, whilst gaining an understanding of the whole patient journey.

In Bronglais Hospital you would be joining a team of secondary care pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and support staff who provide ward based care to admissions units, specialist medical, surgical and rehabilitation wards as well as specialities such as Acute Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, Care of the Elderly, Women's and Children Health.
As part of the primary care team you will offer targeted support in areas such as patient safety and medicines optimisation. You will advise and influence various healthcare professionals, including GPs, nurses and prescribing clerks in GP surgeries. You will be supported by a friendly, welcoming team with a vast amount of expertise to help mentor you on your career path.

The post requires a highly motivated Pharmacist with excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills. You will provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service, participate in training of healthcare professionals and contribute to the planning and delivery of the medicines optimisation strategy. As services move closer to home, increased communication and collaboration between the sectors will be key to a successful service. Pharmacists with cross-sector experience will support future delivery of integrated services, ensuring seamless care for our patients.

Pharmacy professionals are highly valued across the Health Board and there has been development of new roles for pharmacists across the sectors, ensuring exciting opportunities for a future career in a lovely part of the country. Bronglais Hospital is based in the beautiful costal University town of Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, West Wales. Ceredigion offers stunning beaches (also home to porpoises and dolphins), picturesque towns and villages, a thriving arts scene and the Cambrian Mountains. If you are a dynamic pharmacist who values a stimulating career alongside a work-life balance then this integrated post would be ideal for you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMair DaviesJob titleLead Cluster Pharmacist for Ceredigion and PembrokeshireEmail addressMair.Davies5@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number

Reference: 40883127

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