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Specialist Cancer Pharmacist


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£35,392 - £50,056 per annum pro rata

Job Highlights
  • Are you a passionate Pharmacist looking to gain specialist experience in Haematology and Oncology?
  • University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust (UHBW) has an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team, working at the forefront of cancer pharmacy in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC).
  • Undertaking the role of an authorised pharmacist in the aseptic unit on a sessional basis providing chemotherapy to adult and paediatric patients and parenteral nutrition.
Job Requirements/Description

As an organisation we recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance. When applying, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate flexible working, so your work life fits around your home life.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Trust.

Job overview

Are you a passionate Pharmacist looking to gain specialist experience in Haematology and Oncology? If so, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust (UHBW) has an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team, working at the forefront of cancer pharmacy in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC).  

As a Specialist Cancer Pharmacist, you will collaborate with experienced senior pharmacists across various adult and teenage and young adult (TYA) specialty areas on rotation. This includes providing clinical pharmacy services to oncology, haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) patients, including those treated with Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapies (CAR-T). You will also provide aseptic services to patients throughout the Trust.

If you have a minimum of 6 months hospital experience and are working towards a post graduate certificate with a keen interest in cancer services, recruitment to a Band 6 to 7 progression post will be considered.

Relocation support can be provided.

Main duties of the job

As you rotate through specialist areas, you will gain experience of both clinical and aseptic aspects of cancer services. 

Main duties include:

Provision of clinical pharmacy services to specialist areas including adult and TYA oncology, haematology, BMT, CAR-T and cancer clinical trials.

Clinical verification of systemic anticancer therapy prescriptions for adult and TYA patients in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Undertaking the role of an authorised pharmacist in the aseptic unit on a sessional basis providing chemotherapy to adult and paediatric patients and parenteral nutrition (PN) to paediatrics and neonates.

Involvement with service developments, collaborating with senior pharmacists as well as engaging with other healthcare professionals including medical and nursing staff.

Assisting with audit, teaching, and supervision activities as appropriate.

We are committed to comprehensive patient care, so this role involves participation in other parts of the pharmacy service when required. This includes weekend commitment either to chemo on-call or BHOC clinical service; late duties; bank holidays; and participation in the pharmacist emergency duty service for the Trust.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria

  • Currently registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • MPharm / BPharm / BSc (Pharmacy).
  • Evidence of further training/development in a relevant area of practice (Band 7).

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of further training/development in a relevant area of practice (Band 6).

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in hospital pharmacy at Band 6 level or equivalent.
  • Post-registration experience in Cancer Pharmacy or Pharmacy Technical Services, particularly chemotherapy; or clinical pharmacy experience across a range of specialised areas (Band 7).
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and professional standards (Band 7).

Desirable criteria

  • Working knowledge of systemic anti-cancer treatments and supportive care.
  • Post-registration experience in Cancer Pharmacy, or Pharmacy Technical Services particularly SACT; or clinical pharmacy experience across a range of specialised areas (Band 6).
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and professional standards (Band 6).

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria

  • Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information.
  • Methodical and accurate.
  • Ability to assess priorities, plan and organise both own and the clinical and aseptic workload (Band 7).
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex information.
  • Ability to use judgement to challenge and influence prescribing decisions appropriately in a specialist area (Band 7).
  • Able to work in a busy and pressured environment.
  • Problem identification and solving skills.
  • Research and audit skills.

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to assess priorities, plan and organise both own and the clinical and aseptic workload (Band 6).
  • Ability to use judgement to challenge and influence prescribing decisions appropriately in a specialist area (Band 6).

We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

  • As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.
  • The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers.
  • UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
  • To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.
  • If you require sponsorship for a visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check to ensure you are eligible under the UKVI points based system.
  • The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.
  • By applying for this post, you are agreeing to University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£35,392 - £50,056 per annum pro rata

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