190980 (PP) Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Nhs Lothian

190980 (PP) Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)

Nhs Lothian, The Inch, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

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 Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.

We will fully support disabled candidates, and candidates with long-term conditions or who are neurodivergent by making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment policy and practices.

NHS Lothian Pharmacy & Medicines Service

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Acute & General Medicine - Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Band 7

1.0 WTE, 37 hours/week, Fixed Term until 31/08/2025

£40,872 - £47,846

(Weekend, on-call and public holidays rota commitment included)

NHS Lothian covers Edinburgh city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. We are the second largest health system in NHS Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards. We have strategic partnerships with local Universities, Local Authorities and our four Integration Joint Boards. We serve a population of 900,000, providing a range of primary, community based and acute hospital services. We also provide regional and national services across a range of clinical specialties.

The vision for the Pharmacy & Medicines service is to deliver clinically led, person-centred services to ensure patients across Lothian get the best from their medicines and pharmacy services.  We are focussed on creating an environment where each person in the team has the opportunity to flourish, develop and make best use of their skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team of pharmacists providing specialist clinical pharmacy services to Emergency, Acute and General Medicine. The post holder will be a key member of the multidisciplinary team delivering immediate and early management of medical patients who require urgent or emergency care, across assessment areas, short-stay and in-patient wards.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic pharmacist to work as part of a dynamic team providing high quality clinical pharmacy services in a fast paced and exciting environment.  This role will also allow the pharmacist to develop their skills in training and education, service development and staff management.

The post holder will join an experienced and supportive team of independent pharmacist prescribers delivering specialist pharmacy services to patients with complex pharmaceutical care needs in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and General Medicine wards.  The pharmacy team regularly participate in multidisciplinary ward rounds, providing high quality patient care and advice to both general medicine and specialist teams working in AMU, including the Acute Geriatric Assessment team and Toxicology.

The post holder will contribute to the development and delivery of the clinical pharmacy service in the face of emerging challenges around site capacity and patient flow. Ideally, candidates will have experience of pro-actively influencing prescribing within a clinical setting and will have gained experience working in a patient focussed environment using their knowledge and skills to improve patient care and promote optimal outcomes from medicines.

Candidates must have a Master of Pharmacy Degree or equivalent, must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and should have completed or have equivalent competence as mapped to the Post Registration Foundation Pharmacist Framework available at:

Post-Registration Foundation Programme for Pharmacists in Sc (scot.nhs.uk)

For further information please contact: Fiona McGrehan, Lead Clinical Pharmacist Emergency, Acute & General Medicine, RIE, Tel: , Bleep: 5133, Email: fiona.mcgrehan@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.