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Job reference: 180159
Salary: Band 8A (£56,992 - £61,522)
Job closing date: 15/03/2024
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 18.75
Job posted date: 01/03/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Pharmacy

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NHS Forth Valley have an exciting opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic and forward thinking pharmacist to join their Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Team.

This post provides a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Clinical Pharmacist to develop their skills within mental health. The post-holder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to develop and offer pharmaceutical care for people with mental health issues across both inpatient and outpatient settings. Due to recent changes within the team, there are opportunities to provide clinical cover to a number of areas including general adult, older adult, forensic psychiatry and learning disabilities. The Mental Health Pharmacy Team have been involved in achieving Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for our acute adult inpatient wards - one of only a few settings in Scotland to have been awarded this.

You will have highly effective interpersonal, communication and influencing skills and be able to liaise closely with hospital, community pharmacy and Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) colleagues to ensure seamless pharmaceutical care.   

Candidates must have a Masters of Pharmacy degree or equivalent, be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and have relevant mental health post registration experience, with evidence of post graduate training and development.  You should have completed the pharmacist independent prescribing qualification or be willing to work towards this. 

Please note that this is a part time post with no emergency duty (on call) commitment.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

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

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Sean McKenna or Neil Cassells (Lead Pharmacists Mental Health Specialties) by telephone 01324 567616 or email or

NHS Forth Valley is comprised of three council areas, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire which are within commutable distance from both Edinburgh and Glasgow

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