Senior Pharmacist – Aseptic/Surgical – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced pharmacist to join the pharmacy team in NHS Ayrshire & Arran and be involved in the ongoing transformation of our hospital pharmacy services.

The Surgical & Aseptic Pharmacist will act as deputy accountable pharmacist for the Aseptic Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse (UHC) and be responsible for the daily production of essential medicines such as chemotherapy, TPN and neonatal medicines. This post will also be a pivotal member of the surgical pharmacy team and be responsible for the delivery of a highly specialised clinical pharmacy service to patients accessing care within surgical specialties, whilst also directly contributing to the transformation of clinical pharmacy services within NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

You should possess a desire to drive forward clinical and technical pharmacy services, excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, work excellently as part of the multidisciplinary team and have the relevant clinical pharmacy and aseptic experience.

We support development of our staff and applicants not currently holding a practice prescribing certificate will be supported to complete this. NHS Ayrshire & Arran benefits from automated dispensing and electronic prescribing (HEPMA and CEPAS).

You will participate in weekend, public holiday and extended hours rotas as required in addition to the on-call rota. Each pharmacist shall have a base site of University Hospital Crosshouse for the purposes of on-call rota and weekend working. In accordance with AFC terms and conditions you may be required to work over 7 days and or an extended working day.

​​​​​​​Driving licence and access to a car are essential for this role.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by James Gall, Aseptic Accountable Pharmacist University Hospital Crosshouse, Tel: 01563 827159 or Susan Cross, Senior Pharmacist Surgical Services, University Hospital Crosshouse, Tel: 01563 826063.

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.

EU Settlement Scheme – EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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