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Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Community Child Health

Band 8a

Main area
Paediatric Pharmacist
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
04/03/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


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


Pharmacist lead for the Children, Young People and Family Health Service, working across Community Paediatrics in Cardiff and the Vale and Tertiary Paediatric Services at the Noah’s Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced clinical pharmacist to join our patient-focused and progressive Children and Women Pharmacy Team.

You will have the opportunity to lead on medicines management for the Children, Young People and Family Health Directorate. The post holder will have responsibility for pharmacy clinical services to a variety of specialities, including neurodevelopmental disorders, CAMHS and children with complex needs. They will also provide pharmaceutical advice and input to the MDT at the excellent Ty Hafan Hospice, caring for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Independent prescribing and managing clinics within the Neurodevelopmental service will be another exciting and fulfilling element of the role. You will also be working as part of the Children and Women Pharmacy Team in the Children's Hospital for Wales, providing clinical pharmacy services to tertiary specialities as well as managing and training junior staff to cover across services. 

Our aim is to help and support you to continue the development of these recently established clinical pharmacy services to this speciality. Our innovative services, backed by strong technical support, are highly respected & fully integrated within the Children’s Hospital for Wales. Your professionalism, excellent inter-personal skills & enthusiasm will equip you to be a valued contributor to our service & a key member of our supportive clinical pharmacy team.

At Cardiff and Vale UHB our values demonstrate our commitment to our patients:

• We care about the people we serve & the people we work with

• We trust & respect one another

• We take personal responsibility

• We treat people with kindness

• We act with integrity

Cardiff’s cultural & sporting facilities, the peace & harmony of nearby National Parks, or the stimulating Welsh coastline, are matched by the many opportunity afforded its aspiring healthcare practitioners. Discover how you can enjoy life to the full & progress your fulfilling career by sharing in our values, caring for people, keeping them well.


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

Closing Date: 4th March 2021

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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

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Anthony Lewis

Children & Women Clinical Board Pharmacist

029 21846795