Senior Educator (Pharmacy) - Minor Ailments and Common Conditions

Job reference:

Pharmacy Name: NHS Education for Scotland
Contact Name: Fiona Stewart

NHS Education for Scotland Senior Educator (Pharmacy) – Minor Ailments and Common Conditions Agenda for Change Band 8a: £45,446 to £51,883 pro rata per annum Part Time: 0.6 WTE (22.5 hours per week) Fixed term or secondment up to March 2020 (in the first instance) Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh *For NHS employees considering this post, please note that appointments will only be considered on a secondment or SLA basis, in the first instance.

Who we are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.

What you'll do

The NES Pharmacy team is looking to appoint a Practice Educator to commence work in support of the new Community Pharmacy Service for Minor Ailments and Common Conditons. This post is linked closely to Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care for developments in Community Pharmacy. You will support the development and delivery of educational support for the implementation of this new national service which is due to commence in all 1257 community pharmacies in Scotland in April 2020. The initial engagement of the post is to March 2020, with potential extension.

What you'll bring

You will be a qualified pharmacist,preferably with a prescribing qualification. You will have a proven range of experience in delivery of pharmaceutical care within community pharmacy services. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain highly effective relations internally and externally with a wide range of healthcare staff and stakeholders is key. Evidence of leadership skills at a senior level are also essential.

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Closing Date: 22nd September 2019 Interview Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 *For NHS employees considering this post, please note that appointments will only be considered on a secondment or SLA basis, in the first instance. Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity. Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. Applications must be made on line via our website, CVs will not be accepted.

Employer details

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) NES is a Special Health Board and the provider of leading-edge learning, education and skills development for all health service employees in Scotland. We are dedicated to ensuring that NHSScotland staff teams are given the educational support to help them work together with maximum effectiveness for the benefit of patients. Our aim is to promote best practice in education, traning and lifelong learning across NHS Scotland. Our work covers a wide area including providing and supporting specific training initiatives, ensuring that educational standards are being maintained, providing a range of educational materials, assessing taining needs and promoting the development of skills throughout the NHS.

Website: Organisation information: *** Please note - you cannot apply online via the SHOW website, if you are interested in applying for a NES vacancy please visit our website *** Address: (generally only send applications to this address if specified above) NHS Education for Scotland, Westport 102, West Port, Edinburgh