Lead Clinical Pharmacist. Mental Health Services – LB – NHS Scotland – Dunfermline

NHS Scotland

NHS Fife Pharmacy and Medicines Directorate has an opportunity for an outstanding individual to Lead the Mental Health Services team, providing clinical leadership, management excellence and development and delivery of strategic vision.

NHS Fife is committed to the improvement of Mental Health Services and has developed a strategic development and implementation plan for 2020-2024 in line with national direction, with an underpinning vision of “Really Raising the Bar” in standards of care.

This post would suit someone with excellent clinical knowledge, experience of leadership at a senior level in an organisation as well as excellent communication skills. You will have a post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy, be an independent prescriber, and as part of your role, you will have a regular clinical commitment within mental health services.

The post-holder will own a complex and diverse portfolio of speciality Mental Health Services including Older / General Adult, Child and Adolescent, Specialist / Learning Disabilities, Forensic / Intensive Psychiatric Care, Neurodevelopmental, and Addiction Services ranging across hospital and community settings.
Whilst candidates may have previously worked in a single speciality, we are looking for those eager to diversify their portfolios and provide ownership and leadership over all specialities within Mental Health Services.

This role will also provide leadership to both the Clinical and Pharmacy Leadership teams ensuring operational and strategic priorities are delivered in line with department, Board and national priorities.

The NHS Fife Pharmacy and Medicines Service provides an ambitious programme of integrated care to the persons of Fife. It serves a population of approximately 380,000 people and is provided by a team of around 300 Pharmacy staff, including Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Support Workers, Nurses, and Administrators. The team operate across Acute and Community hospital sites, General Practices, Mental Health services, and a range of specialist teams. Partnership working is at the core of our values, and we work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, including our Community Pharmacy colleagues, to deliver the highest quality care for everyone in Fife.

As part of our staff engagement and leadership, our Pharmacy Senior Leadership hold monthly staff briefing sessions to update the team on new developments, celebrate achievements and to hear ideas from our staff.

Fife has something to offer everyone and has excellent transport links, being only 30 mins – 1 hour from all major cities.

Please note the job description is for a generic Lead Clinical Pharmacist role and a detailed job plan and annual objectives will be agreed in line with strategic priorities.

For an informal discussion, please contact John Brown, Head of Pharmacy – Clinical Services or Fiona Forrest, Deputy Director of Pharmacy and Medicines via MS Teams [email protected] or [email protected]

Estimated interview date: Thursday, 6th April 2023

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

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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