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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (Cancer)

Band 7

Main area
Cancer Pharmacist Services
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 18.75 hours per week (Monday to Wednesday)
Job ref
320-CDCS-BUR-0188
Site
Queens Hospital Burton
Town
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
29/06/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

The Pharmacy Department at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) has a reputation for innovation. Clinical excellence and compassionate care lie at the heart of the services we provide. With EPMA live across the Trust, including ChemoCare within the chemotherapy service, we are working creatively to provide a safe and high quality service to our patients

Since the merger of our hospitals, Royal Derby Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton have both nurtured and developed their teams of Specialist Cancer Pharmacists, providing them with opportunities for exciting collaborative work within the teams and the wider MDT, whether it’s through service improvement projects, expansion of Pharmacist-centred roles within the cancer treatment pathway, or academic development.

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, an opportunity has arisen to join us, working across the sites of two acute hospitals and take advantage of opportunities each offers, initially predominantly at Burton

Main duties of the job

  • Chemotherapy prescription verification.
  • Co-ordination and advice on all aspects of the chemotherapy service as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team.
  • Training, education and development of Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
  • Clinical ward Pharmacy service (Haematology, Oncology & Palliative Medicine) when at RDH.
  • Final release of aseptically dispensed items where appropriate, acting as the Accountable Pharmacist for the unit when at RDH.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 16th June 2021

Interview date: 29th June 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Additionally you will be given the opportunity to participate in service developments within the team and gain greater experience of Cancer Pharmacy including:-

  1. ChemoCare e-prescribing system for chemotherapy.
  2. Management of the cancer drugs fund and NHS England commissioned systemic anti-cancer treatments.
  3. Close collaboration with production, dispensary and procurement to ensure the timely and safe provision of these therapies.
  4. Opportunity to shadow chemotherapy clinics and take part in clinical ward rounds/MDTs.
  5. Opportunity for practice research, publications and conference attendances e.g. BOPA

Our experienced and supportive Senior Cancer Team will also provide you with appropriate training and support aid your personal and professional development, helping you to effectively act as role model and mentor for junior staff. The succession plans we have in place will also prepare you well for progression in your career.

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • GPhC Registered Pharmacist
  • Post graduate clinical Diploma
  • Demonstrable hospital clinical pharmacy experience
Desirable criteria
  • Independent prescribing qualification

Human Resources

Essential criteria
  • Experience of mentoring, tutoring, managing etc. other staff

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of communication with a broad spectrum of people
  • Evidence of influencing skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leadership skills

Planning and Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to work on own and within a team
  • Evidence of ability to prioritise own workload and that of others

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of involvement in developing policies, procedures or patient information
  • Evidence of audit related work and presentation
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Colin Ward
Job title
Divisional Lead Pharmacist (CDCS)
Email address
colin.ward1@nhs.net
Telephone number
07799337772
Additional information

Maja Moldawa - Advanced Pharmacist Prescriber - Cancer Services

Email: maja.moldawa@nhs.net 

Tel: 07817650729

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224