Pharmacist

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and proactive Pharmacist for input to individual GP Practices, Community Hospitals and other care settings within the Cowal and Bute locality. This role will involve working with a variety of different health care professionals across primary and secondary care to support and improve patient care.

Job roles will include: 

  • Providing a safe and effective clinical pharmacy service and pharmaceutical input to ensure high quality, safe, evidence-based, rational, legal and cost-effective prescribing and medicines management in line with current legislation, local and national guidelines.
  • Work as a key member of GP practice and other multidisciplinary teams. Support the delivery of strategic and operational prescribing priorities.
  • Provide education, advice and support to multidisciplinary teams on medicine and prescribing related topics.
  • Undertakes teaching, supervision of foundation training year (pre-reg) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy support workers and students.

Full training will be provided and further development opportunities within the team will be available over time.
The post will involve travelling to a number of locations so a full, current driving licence and use of own car for work purposes is essential.


Informal Enquiries to:
Diana Lockhart, Team Leader for Cowal Hospital Pharmacy Services
Email: diana.lockhart2@nhs.scot

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

 

 

 

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

 

 

 

 

 

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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