Main duties of the job

Implement practice based medicines management plans that support the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) medicines management strategy.

Monitors practice prescribing expenditure against budget on behalf of the Health Board (HB) in order to fulfill statutory obligations to keep primary care drug costs within that budget.

Support the practice to utilise Medicines Use Reviews completed by community pharmacists to optimise patient care.

Developing systems for the implementation of practice level treatment protocols and drug formularies e.g. set up preferred product lists on the GP prescribing systems.

By observation and audit ensure robust repeat prescribing systems are in place and implemented. Also assist in on-going training of new and existing staff laid down by documented protocols within the practice setting.

The post holder will be required to maintain strict confidentiality and will be expected to deal with GPs, Practice Managers, Health Board Managers and other staff in person and in writing, with courtesy and discretion. Promptly and efficiently exercising own judgement to resolve patient queries within their professional constraints.

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

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

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

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for this role, attached in the supporting documents.

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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • NVQ Level 3 in pharmacy services with BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria

  • Accredited Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician Qualification or is willing to undertake this qualification
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Skills / Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to apply knowledge gained to the workplace
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to adapt to change and work alone and as part of a team
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in a primary care pharmacy team
  • Previous medicines management experience
  • Audit experience
  • Welsh speaker
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Welsh language skills are desirable