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Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist – Primary and Community Care

Band 8b

Main area
antimicrobial pharmacist
Band 8b
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
2 Capital Quarter
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum pro rata
03/05/2020 23:59

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Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist (Primary and Community Care) – HARP team, Public Health Wales

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic pharmacist to lead the primary care antimicrobial pharmacy network in Wales, allowing the post holder to make a real difference to antimicrobial resistance in Wales.

The Healthcare Associated Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance & Prescribing Programme (HARP) is responsible for surveillance of healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and usage of antimicrobials.  The team also delivers expert advice in these areas and leads on Welsh Government initiatives in support of reducing the burden of infections and antimicrobial resistance across the NHS in Wales.

Working with the All Wales Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, the post holder will help to deliver the ambitions set out in the UK AMR National Action Plan through driving antimicrobial stewardship in primary and community care. The post holder will deliver these ambitions using a number of initiatives and interventions, including practice-based audit and feedback; writing and implementing national antimicrobial prescribing guidelines; influencing Welsh Government targets and ambitions; influencing National Prescribing Indicators; supporting the education and training of health care workers in antimicrobial stewardship and engaging with the media and general public.

Public Health Wales is an equal opportunities employer and encourages flexible working patterns including working from home and a number of PHW sites across Wales. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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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

Dr Nicholas Reid, All Wales Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, HARP Programme, Public Health Wales at, or phone 029 2010 4588


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