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007117- Clinical Pharmacy Technician posted by NHS Forth Valley

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007117- Clinical Pharmacy Technician
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites FK9 4SW Grade: Band 5
Category: Other Therapeutic Salary: Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Contract: FixedTerm Duration: Fixed-term or Secondment
Region: ForthValley Hours: 37.5
Job type: FullTime Date posted: 10 Oct 2019
Ref: 007117 Closing date: 24 Oct 2019
Corp (Medical Dir) ,NHSFV CORPORATE

*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.

*Secondment/ Fixed term for 12 months to cover substantive post holders secondment.

We are looking for a committed and self motivated pharmacy technician to assist the senior pharmacist, Palliative Care in providing patient focussed, quality pharmaceutical care to patients within Strathcarron Hospice.

The postholder will be responsible for the provision of technical aspects of medicines supply to palliative care patients within Strathcarron Hospice ensuring a high level of service, which meets the individual needs of patients while promoting safe and cost effective prescribing.

You will also work closely with the senior pharmacist and multidisciplinary team at the hospice to identify discrepancies in medication histories and other pharmaceutical care issues. The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop the role in a supportive environment as a fully integrated member of the Strathcarron Hospice team.

Applicants must discuss secondment details and have agreement from their line manager before applying.

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

Informal enquiries to Amy Forsyth, Senior Pharmacist telephone [Click here to apply] or Helen McCabe, Operational Services Manager telephone [Click here to apply].

The pharmacy service within NHS Forth Valley is highly regarded across the organisation with staff working closely within multi-disciplinary teams. The clinical pharmacist team is strongly supported by one of the largest and most established clinical pharmacy technician teams in Scotland. The department is forward thinking and constantly seeking improvement. We have many opportunities for personal development and you will be supported to undertake clinical leadership training. The Pharmacy Department makes use of modern technologies including robotics. We have implemented Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) throughout the health board, keeping us at the forefront of healthcare provision.

We are a friendly, dedicated and supportive team. Team building activities include our cake club, summer picnic, hill walking outings and hospital ball. The hospital, which is situated surrounded by woods and lochs, provides many activities to support healthy lives for staff such as yoga and cycling clubs. Larbert is within 40 minutes of Edinburgh and Glasgow and has excellent road and rail links. Flexible working patterns will be considered.

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

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 [Click here to apply] if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

How to apply:
For More Information Contact: NHS Forth Valley Recruitment at [Click here to apply]
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Recruitment Services Team, NHS Forth Valley, Admin Offices, Falkirk Community Hospital, Westburn Avenue, Falkirk

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