Pharmacy Support Worker(PSW)

Pharmacy Support Worker – Primary Care Pharmacy (Ref: 181829) Fixed term for 18 Months Full Time 37.5 hours per week Band 3 - Salary Range £25,468 - £27,486 per annum plus Distant Island Allowance of...

Pharmacy Support Worker – Primary Care Pharmacy (Ref: 181829)

Fixed term for 18 Months

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Band 3 - Salary Range £25,468 - £27,486 per annum plus

Distant Island Allowance of £2,256 per annum


An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our pharmacy team, as a pharmacy support worker (PSW) in Primary Care Pharmacy. 

We are a fast evolving team, striving to deliver pharmacy services to meet the needs of patients living across Shetland in innovative ways.


The PSW fulfils a vital role within the pharmacy team and will help deliver an enhanced pharmacy service and be involved in supporting the delivery of the pharmacotherapy service to our health centres. 


The post holder will be based within our pharmacy hub, with day-to-day responsibilities including, dealing with medicines related queries, carrying out medicines related tasks following protocols as well as administrative tasks and being the communication liaison for the primary care pharmacy team.

This role requires the post holder to work towards a vocational training programme: SVQ in Pharmacy Services (SCQF Level 6). 


This contract is for a fixed-term for eighteen months. The reason for the fixed-term contract is NHS Shetland are to be one of the four demonstrator sites for the Primary Care Phased Investment Programme (PCPIP) Primary Care Phased Investment Programme - Primary Care Phased Investment Programme (ihub.scot). We are therefore in a position to expand the primary care pharmacy team to improve implementation of the GMS contract-pharmacotherapy. If you wish to apply for this post as a secondment opportunity, you will need to discuss with your line manager before submitting an application.


You will be expected to comply with the Induction Standards and Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers within 3 months of commencing your role – details can be viewed on http://www.hcswtoolkit.nes.scot.nhs.uk/resources/hcsw-standards-and-codes/


For an informal discussion, please contact Keiran Groat, Lead Pharmacy Technician (keiran.groat@nhs.scot) or Laura Toulson, Lead Pharmacist (laura.toulson@nhs.scot).



Closing date: 28.04.2024

Interview date:   08.05.2024


*Please note this is a local advertisement and no relocation or interview expenses are applicable.

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at https://jobseekersupport.jobtrain.co.uk/support/home including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

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