Job reference: 142594
Salary: Band 8A (£53,513 - £57,767)
Job closing date: 31/03/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 17/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley
Department: Pharmacy Services

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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 to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

​​​​​​​NHS Forth Valley has an exciting opportunity for an experienced pharmacist with a background in hospital, primary care or community pharmacy to join them as a Specialist Pharmacist in Vaccines and Public Health. The post holder will be part of the immunisation team and previous experience in delivering a vaccination service or involvement with vaccinations would be advantageous to this role.

The successful applicant will work closely with the immunisations team to ensure delivery of the National Immunisation Programmes within locations throughout NHS Forth Valley. They will work with the Lead Pharmacist for Community Pharmacy, Public Health and Integrated Services to support the delivery of Pharmaceutical Public Health and will manage the Patient Group Direction process.

You should be an organised person who can work to deadlines and enjoys interaction with other healthcare professionals.  The post holder should also have a sound clinical knowledge, good IT skills and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  

You will have a Masters degree in Pharmacy or equivalent and be on the practising register of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Applicants from all sectors of pharmacy are welcome and previous experience in delivering a vaccination service or involvement with vaccinations would be advantageous to this role.

Informal enquiries to:          Kirstin Cassells      or

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Kirstin Cassells or Fiona Coan to learn more about this exciting position and arrange to come and meet the team

Please note this is an indicative Agenda for Change Band 8a, pending evaluation.

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.

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