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Job reference: 142603
Salary: Band 7 (£43,422 - £50,506)
Job closing date: 05/04/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 22/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley
Department: Pharmacy Services

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*Secondment opportunity / fixed term to end March 2024 to cover maternity leave

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager.  The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

Are you a pharmacist keen to develop your clinical pharmacy and prescribing skills in a forward thinking and supportive environment? The cancer pharmacist team in NHS Forth Valley are an integral part of non-medical prescribing clinics five days per week across a variety of tumour types.  We are looking for a pharmacist to join our team as a secondment or fixed term to cover the existing post holder’s maternity leave.

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic pharmacist to join our pharmacy team.   The successful candidate will aid in the delivery and development of the clinical pharmacy service to inpatient haematology and to oncology/haematology outpatients. This role has a fixed commitment to oncology/haematology, with the opportunity to contribute to contribute to service developments both locally and as part of the West of Scotland Cancer Network. Specialist knowledge of this patient group is desirable but comprehensive training will be provided.

We are looking for a specialist practitioner with the necessary level of therapeutic knowledge, practical skills and diverse experience to provide high quality patient-centred care. Good team working and interpersonal skills are essential along with the ability to effectively contribute to service development, ensuring the continued success and response of our service to the changing, and challenging, healthcare environment. A pharmacist prescribing qualification is desirable but not essential.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital Pharmacy Department is a state of the art purpose built facility. The department and hospital are progressive, embracing electronic and robotic solutions including HEPMA, and strive to deliver high quality pharmacy services.  

Participation in on-call, weekend and late night rotas is expected of this post holder.

Both Stirling and Falkirk are within 40 minutes of Edinburgh and Glasgow and are provided with good road and rail links.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact either Joanne Robinson, Senior Pharmacist, Oncology or Fiona McIntyre, Interim Associate Director of Pharmacy - Acute  on tel. 01324 566715

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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