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The medicines management directorate at Cwm Taf University Health Board has a multitude of career opportunities for enthusiastic individuals who would like to join our team. We are an innovative, forward thinking department and are dedicated to the progression of the Pharmacy profession to provide excellent patient care.

The hospital pharmacy team consisting of administration staff, Assistant technical Officers, Pharmacy technicians and Pharmacists provides services to a busy dispensary, an MHRA licensed aseptic unit and to clinical ward areas including acute medical admissions, trauma & orthopaedics, surgery, rehabilitation, and mental health where they are fully integrated members of the multidisciplinary team. Advanced care is provided to patients via the Intensive Care, High dependency and coronary care units. Our advanced pharmacists also facilitate out-patient clinics in anticoagulation, Clozapine monitoring and haematology.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy technicians have become valuable integrated members of the primary care team within the GP surgeries of Cwm Taf UHB, often working across primary and secondary care. This includes the employment of Pharmacists within the Primary care Clusters. Their roles include the medicines management of chronic health conditions, medication review, high risk drug monitoring, nursing home medication reviews, prescribing audits, guideline development and education of primary care colleagues.

Pharmacy staff are fully supported to continuously develop their professional practice through annual Personal development reviews by a dedicated team of education, training and development personnel using tools and qualifications provided by WCPPE, RPS, APTUK and Cardiff University. Innovative developments to services and extensions to role profiles are facilitated through innovative approaches to continuing professional development including rotations through Primary care, an integrated pre registration training programme with time spent in hospital, community and primary care, level 4 NVQ training for technicians and development of Advanced practice through Faculty membership. Pharmacists are encouraged to become independent prescribers and there is a strategy for the development of consultant Pharmacists within the Health Board.

The pharmacy department provides education to nurses, midwives and undergraduate and junior medical colleagues and encourages on-going multiprofessional learning. The department is also committed to quality improvement and has a number of projects underway in collaboration with medical and nursing colleagues including work on discharging patients on anticoagulants, AKI, falls prevention and self-medication assessments for post-stroke patients by Pharmacy technicians.

For further information on careers in Pharmacy and qualifications required please visit https://www.rpharms.com/ , http://www.aptuk.org/, https://www.lasepharmacy.hee.nhs.uk/national-recruitment/ and www.pharmacyregulation.org