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Job summary

Main area
Vaccination services
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001-PST073-0622
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Vaccination sites
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/07/2022 23:59

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Pharmacist Vaccination Services

Band 7

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Immunisation services have never had a bigger profile than during the pandemic. We are looking for a passionate and dynamic pharmacist who can lead the pharmacy input to the vaccination programme.

The post holder will undertake a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist role, providing operational oversight of the medicine’s management processes in the vaccination service. 

In addition, the post-holder will have responsibility for vaccine procurement, finance and supervision of pharmacy staff on vaccination sites including oversight of the school vaccination supply.

 

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for providing operational oversight and support to the vaccination centres and liaison with the Directorate of Pharmacy and Medicines Management.

The post holder will undertake a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist role, providing operational oversight of the medicine’s management processes in the vaccination service. 

To ensure good clinical and operational governance in the vaccination service is in line with national and regional guidance. · To support the service in minimising wastage of vaccine and responsible for day to day management of vaccine logistics 

To contribute to staff training. To deliver a clinical service to the vaccination service, provide pharmaceutical advice to clinical leads, nurse leads and vaccinators based on up to date local and national best practice and guidelines 

Working collaboratively with other colleagues in the vaccine service, including the technical pharmacy support and support timely and safe vaccine administration to patients 

Responsibility for vaccine procurement and finance and supervision of pharmacy staff on vaccination sites including oversight of the school vaccination supply. Requirement to participate in other pharmacy work as and when required.

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

Working for our organisation

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that a person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be the same wherever they live and whoever they are. 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board's 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and the Cardiff and Vale UHB workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future. Together, we can improve equity for all of our patients - both today and tomorrow.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

english

Essential criteria
  • Pharmacy Degree (MPharm or MSc)
  • Registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • • Postgraduate qualification (e.g. MSc/Diploma) in Clinical Pharmacy and/or Information Science or equivalent relevant experience
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

English

Essential criteria
  • Broad post-registration experience of working in a Hospital Pharmacy Department
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in immunisation services

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Alana Adams
Job title
Principal Pharmacist
Email address
alana.adams@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 843880
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