Senior Pharmacy Technician – Vaccine Services – NHS Scotland – Falkirk

NHS Scotland

*Secondment opportunity / fixed-term for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager. The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

The vaccine holding centre is currently based within the pharmacy department at Falkirk Community Hospital. The successful candidate will lead the team of Pharmacy Support Workers and will manage the supply of vaccines to ensure delivery of the National Immunisation Programmes within locations throughout NHS Forth Valley.

You should be an organised person who can work to deadlines and enjoys interaction with members of the public and healthcare staff. The ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

Duties will include –

Managing the Pharmacy Vaccine Service and the team
Stock management of vaccines for NHS Forth Valley
Investigate and provide information and advice on cold chain items that have been stored outside the 2-8oC temperature range
Provide cold chain advice to wards and clinics in NHS Forth Valley
Work with the Immunisation Team to plan and develop new/current vaccination programmes
Previous experience in a related field would be advantageous but not essential.

Full time post hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8.30AM-5pm.

Weekend working is a requirement of this post and participation in working Public Holidays.

Informal enquiries to: Steffani Pringle ON 01324 566726 or [email protected]

Or Kirstin Cassells [email protected]

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

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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