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Job reference: 137801
Salary: Band 8B (£63,530 - £68,223)
Job closing date: 09/03/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: up to 37.5
Job posted date: 08/02/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley
Department: Pharmacy Services

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​​​​​​​Full-time hours are available, however, part-time working with agreed job plans will also be considered. 

NHS Forth Valley Pharmacy Services have an exciting opportunity to recruit a dynamic and forward thinking pharmacist to lead the clinical pharmacy team providing care for people within the Mental Health and Learning Disability directorate including the Substance Use Service.

The mental health pharmacy team is located in Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) supporting both inpatient and community services across two Health & Social Care Partnerships (HSCP). Substance Use Services are provided from community hubs in each HSCP. FVRH is a state of the art facility that utilises modern technologies including Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) and an electronic patient record system. Mental Health & Substance Use Services work in partnership with a range of health, social care and third sector agencies across Forth Valley ensuring an integrated approach to the provision of patient focused care.

This post provides a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and committed pharmacist to provide clinical and professional leadership to the mental health and substance team plus the wider organisation, reducing stigma and inequalities for people with mental health issues. The post holder will be an experienced clinical practitioner with highly effective interpersonal, communication and influencing skills with ability to affect and implement change at both strategic and local level.  An understanding of collaborative working with multi-agency services is essential and the candidate should have experience of innovation for service improvement.

This welcoming and dynamic pharmacy team is committed to the provision of high quality pharmaceutical care for people experiencing enduring mental health and substance problems.  The team are committed to advancing pharmacy professional roles and continuous professional development is encouraged and supported.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Fiona McIntyre, Associate Director of Pharmacy, Acute and Specialist Services or call 01324 566715 to make an appointment.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

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.

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