Macmillan Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Macmillan Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our cancer services pharmacy department at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic, and compassionate pharmacist for the role of Macmillan Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist. The individual will work within the Berkshire Cancer Centre as an NMP in outpatient chemotherapy clinics and day treatment units. The post holder will work closely with BCC management and Senior Lead Pharmacist QA & Aseptics and other members of the cancer services team to further develop the clinical oncology service provided at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead, deliver, develop and evaluate the clinical oncology pharmacy services to patients under the care of the Oncology Team in accordance with the objectives set between the Lead Consultant in Oncology, and the wider pharmacy cancer services team.
  • To act as a role model for pharmacy and provide a consistently high pharmaceutical care service to patients with life-threatening illnesses, that is current and innovative.
  • To work in partnership with the accountable pharmacist in Aseptics & lead haematology pharmacist to maintain, develop and promote the pharmacy cancer service provision under the direction of the Senior Lead Pharmacist QA & Aseptics.
  • To practise as a pharmacist independent prescriber in the outpatient oncology chemotherapy clinics within a defined scope of practice.

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Readings biggest employer.

Date posted

28 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6402863NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the job role, please refer to the Job description and person specification attached.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the job role, please refer to the Job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Master degree in pharmacy
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

Desirable

  • Independent prescribing qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional and managerial development.
  • Experience in providing a clinical pharmacy service to oncology patients.
  • Experience of working in an aseptic unit.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, training and giving feedback.
  • Experience of financial management of drugs

Desirable

  • Experience of working in an outpatient oncology clinic setting
  • Registration with British Oncology Pharmacy Association or equivalent body
  • Experience of chemotherapy e-prescribing systems.

Aptitudes and personal qualities.

Essential

  • Able to work autonomously and within a within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to delegate tasks appropriately
  • Able to manage time, staff and resources to deliver targets.

Desirable

  • Good word processing and IT skills
  • Experience of research and development in Hospital Pharmacy
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Master degree in pharmacy
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

Desirable

  • Independent prescribing qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional and managerial development.
  • Experience in providing a clinical pharmacy service to oncology patients.
  • Experience of working in an aseptic unit.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, training and giving feedback.
  • Experience of financial management of drugs

Desirable

  • Experience of working in an outpatient oncology clinic setting
  • Registration with British Oncology Pharmacy Association or equivalent body
  • Experience of chemotherapy e-prescribing systems.

Aptitudes and personal qualities.

Essential

  • Able to work autonomously and within a within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to delegate tasks appropriately
  • Able to manage time, staff and resources to deliver targets.

Desirable

  • Good word processing and IT skills
  • Experience of research and development in Hospital Pharmacy

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Lead Pharmacist QA & Aseptics

Cheryl Wynn-Mackenzie

Cheryl.wynn-mackenzie@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183227800

Date posted

28 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6402863NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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