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Lead Pharmacist Critical Care

Band 8b

Main area
Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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GUH Cwmbran
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum
16/04/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



We are looking for a highly competent Hospital pharmacist with proven experience of leadership to fulfill the role of Lead Pharmacist Critical Care. Based at the newly built Grange University Hospital (GUH), the post holder will have responsibility for leading pharmacy services provided to critical care within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB).

The applicant must demonstrate a broad-based clinical knowledge and have evidence of excellent communication skills. Essential attributes for this post include experience of and managing a team and the ability to inspire and motivate staff. The post holder must be able to make decisions under pressure, be self-motivated and innovative.

The Health Board is going through an exciting period of change as it implements its clinical futures model, which includes the building of the Specialist and Critical Care Centre, due to be open in 2021. The post holder will lead the harmonisation of the pharmacy services provided to critical care units across the Health Board in preparation for the opening of the GUH. This will involve managing and developing existing critical care pharmacy services and working with the consultant intensivists, senior nursing staff, and other stakeholders to ensure a seamless transition and deliver an effective pharmacy service.

Working as part of a team is essential as the role involves working closely with all sections of pharmacy services to ensure acute care patients receive optimal pharmaceutical care. A global and corporate vision for the development of pharmacy services is essential for this role. Prospective candidates must have evidence of clinical leadership and change management.

This post will support the Scheduled Care Divisional (SC) Pharmacist for ensuring delivery of the cost savings agenda throughout SC. The applicant will work in collaboration with the SC Divisional Pharmacist to lead, develop and improve the provision of clinical pharmacy services to other wards and departments within the Scheduled Care Division at GUH, by setting up and maintaining close links with all medical and nursing staff providing these services.

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is an integrated organisation providing acute, community and mental health services to approximately 21% of the welsh population Pharmacy enjoys excellent multidisciplinary links within the Health Board and we deliver clinical services to a wide range of specialities and are committed to the professional development of our 190 strong team. The Health Board has automated pharmacy systems and a comprehensive medicines management service including electronic discharge.

Our ambitious and challenging agenda aims for excellence in all that we do, we are looking for an exceptional individual to work with the Pharmacy Management Team.

We are willing to consider flexible working solutions and would encourage an informal visit.

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

Closing date: 16th April 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Leeanne Lewis

Prif Fferyllydd/ Principal Pharmacist Patient Services

Bwrdd Iechyd Aneurin Bevan / Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Telephone 01633 234231 or email