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Clinical Rotational Oncology and Clinical Trial Pharmacist

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Clinical Rotational Oncology and Clinical Trial Pharmacist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

This role is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a pharmacist who is looking to develop their hospital pharmacy and oncology knowledge in a wide range of cancer treatments including clinical trials at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre,

Previous experience of working in a hospital or community pharmacy and any previous experience in oncology would be desirable. Pre-registration trainees are also welcome to apply for this role.

You will be expected to work closely with nursing and medical staff and with patients. You will be supported by a team of oncology pharmacists, to deliver pharmaceutical services to patients on day case units and wards.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To ensure that prescriptions are screened clinically to promote the rational use of drug therapy and evaluation of the appropriateness of the regimen selected.

To act as a clinic, ward, clinical trial and day-case unit oncology pharmacist providing pharmaceutical care to cancer patients on a rotational basis

To provide highly specialised advice concerning the pharmaceutical care of cancer patients as appropriate, to patients, relatives and other health professional colleagues including senior consultant medical staff.

To support core services at MVCC pharmacy which include clinical screen, dispense and check prescriptions and requisition inpatient requests, dose banding chemotherapy, controlled drugs, clinical trial prescription and TTAs

To provide the pharmacy support for clinical trials with MVCC Lead Clinical Trials Pharmacist

To provide clinical input and knowledge in the management of clinical trial material in the Trust and to ensure that all trials are conducted in accordance with the highest possible standards, and in compliance with the principles of GCP (Good Clinical Practice); Good Dispensing Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation; our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree MPharm (or equivalent)
  • Competency assessed and examined professional registration, GPhC
  • Mandatory CPD to maintain fitness to practice


  • Clinical Diploma

Previous Experience


  • Experience in pharmacy, hospital or community


  • Training staff
  • Experience using JAC computer system
  • Experience in Hospital Pharmacy services



  • Proven presentation skills
  • Good team player
  • Able to use initiative
  • Assertive
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good organisation skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexible approach to workload
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Demonstrates good use of initiative and self-motivation
  • Adaptable to change
  • Ability to undertake manual lifting duties
  • Supervisory skills



  • Good basic Pharmacy Knowledge

Other Requirements


  • Some flexibility in working hours
  • Understanding of, and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our Trust values every day

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