Lead Pharmacist - Primary Care, Edinburgh Pharmacists

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To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

A new opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced pharmacist to provide professional leadership and operational management to the primary care pharmacy team at Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (EHSCP) have significantly grown the pharmacy team in response to primary care transformation, GMS pharmacotherapy services and Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care strategy.
Supported by the NHS Lothian Pharmacy Service and with professional leadership from NHS Lothian’s Associate Director of Pharmacy, you will lead a well respected and successful HSCP team, which has bases in the North and South of the City.
You will work closely with senior clinicians and managers, joining the primary care development team, where you will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of the partnership. As the Lead Prescribing Advisor to the HSCP, you will have a firm grasp of medicines governance, have management and project management experience and you will work collaboratively with Lead Pharmacists across the other three HSCP’s in Lothian, exploring opportunities to jointly develop prescribing quality and efficiency programmes.
A pharmacist with a substantial level of experience across a range of pharmacy practice settings, you will be an innovator who has a proven track record in instigating and leading multi-directional change and have an enthusiastic approach to implementing local and national strategy.
Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are required. This post requires Enhanced PVG Scheme Membership.
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.
For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Stephen McBurney – Associate Director of Pharmacy by email: or telephone.

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