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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology & Nutritional Services

Band 7

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Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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Kings Mill Hospital
Sutton in Ashfield
£37,570 - £43,722 pro rata, per annum
26/05/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


A new opportunity has arisen to invest in a permanent band 7 pharmacist based within the pharmacy Aseptic Dispensing Unit (ADU) on the Kings Mill Site and working within Haematology, Oncology and Nutritional Services.

The post is an opportunity for an experienced and forward thinking pharmacist to join a team that is developing a multidisciplinary approach to medicines management within this clinical area.

You will deputise for the Lead Pharmacist Oncology and Nutritional Services and work with medical and nursing teams to further develop pharmacy services to best meet the needs of our patients. This will include working with patients in an outpatient as well as an inpatient setting.

We are looking to further develop our patient-focused pharmaceutical care model alongside our friendly team of consultants and specialist nurses. This is an exciting opportunity which will enable our department to cater for the growing pharmaceutical needs of the patients attending our oncology and haematology outpatient clinic.

This post will ideally suit a pharmacist who has already developed excellent clinical skills and knowledge but who is looking to put these into practice within a more specialised clinical environment with the help and support of an experienced lead pharmacist.

Our ADU uses an electronic system for aseptic manufacturing records, prescribing and administration of all systemic anticancer medicines. You will support the Lead Pharmacist and the ADU section lead in further developing the Trust’s aseptic dispensing services with the aim of providing a safe, efficient and responsive service for our patients. As part of this role you will supervise the aseptic dispensing and final release of products prepared in the unit including cytotoxics, biologics, clinical trials and parenteral nutrition for adults and neonates.

To be able to meet this challenge the ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, a willingness to learn and develop an expertise in these clinical areas and a passion for evidence based, patient centred care. We will support the individual in completing a prescribing qualification and/or the PTQA course to underpin their personal development.

Our Pharmacy department has embraced electronic assistive tools and robotic dispensing allowing the vast majority of inpatient work to be dealt with at ward level again ensuring your Pharmacists skills and knowledge are focussed on clinical medicines issues at the patient’s bedside.

The ideal candidate should have hospital pharmacy experience, and hold or be expecting to complete within the next few months, a Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy. We will consider part time working or job share.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shila Hamzepur- Lead Oncology and Nutrition Services Pharmacist, 01623 622515 ext 3156