NHS Lothian Pharmacy & Medicines Service
Medicines Governance and Guidance Team
Band 5, 37.5 hours, fixed term/secondment for 1 year
£ (£30,229 - £37,664)
(flexible or part time working requests will be considered)
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.
Do you want to be part of developing a unique and exciting new service across the East of Scotland?
Do you want to be an essential member within the Lothian Medicines Governance and Guidance team and the new East Region Formulary team?
If so, this is your chance to be part of a truly innovative service change across the East of Scotland - the first of its kind in the UK! You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team bringing real change to how we can improve the use of medicines for the people of Lothian, Borders and Fife as we develop and establish the business as usual for the East Region Formulary. We are looking for an Information Officer to work as part of this team to provide information, education, and training. This post works closely with formulary pharmacists to support the administration and co-ordination of Medicines Governance workstreams which support the safe and effective use of medicines. Most work is strategic in line with national priorities with the opportunity to respond to enquiries from key stakeholders with support from the wider team. You will have proven organisational skills, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, high attention to detail and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of professional and technical staff to assist the team in delivering work required to support Medicines Governance in NHS Lothian. This post will be based at Waverley Gate with the opportunity for home working. For those considering a secondment, please also ensure that you discuss with, and gain support from, your line manager prior to your application being submitted and confirm that you have your line manager's support in your submission. Candidates should be educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) and have administrative experience and/or experience in teaching/training with excellent IT skills.For further information please contact Lesley Macher, Lead Pharmacist, MGG by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Helen Crozier, Team Co-ordinator on 07977 282717. Closing Date for Applications: 2 weeks after advert