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Senior Specialist Pharmacist

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Scope of the role

To be an expert in pharmaceutical matters for the treatment of childhood cancer.

To be a member of a team of specialist pharmacists delivering a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to the Haematology and Oncology Departments.

To manage and further develop the ward based pharmacy service on the Inpatient Haematology/Oncology wards.

To promote and contribute to the education and training of healthcare professionals.

To promote and contribute to the education and training of staff working or rotating through the Cytotoxics unit.

Main duties of the job

- To deliver a clinical pharmacy service to the Inpatient and Daycare Haematology/Oncology wards, including screening chemotherapy and its supportive care as required- To negotiate with the consultants, divisional pharmacist and senior nursing staff to ensure the service is delivered safely and meets the needs of the patients by:- Promoting the safe and cost-effective use of medicines, in particular Homecare.

- To support the Principal Pharmacist in preparing submission for the Drug & Therapeutics Committee.- To support the Clinical Trials pharmacist in the setting up and review of clinical trials.

Training and development- To lead, support and develop junior pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists in the rotation by acting as a role model or section manager.-To participate in the induction of staff working or rotating through the cytotoxic unit. This includes induction of resident pharmacists to ensure familiarity and understanding of policies/procedures and dispensing practices of chemotherapy during out of hours.

Technical Services- To support the pharmacists working within the cytotoxic unit with prescription screening, worksheet generation and final release of products as required.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Values


  • Our Always values - Welcoming, Helpful, Expert and One Team

Academic Qualification


  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Post-graduate Diploma (or working towards) in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent


  • Independent Prescriber



  • Experience providing a clinical service in Haematology/Oncology
  • Multidisciplinary working


  • Experience working in Chemotherapy Aseptic Services
  • Policy and service development
  • Experience acting as tutor/supervisor for clinical pharmacy certificate/diploma students or pre-registration pharmacists
  • Member of or able to become a member of Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacist & Paediatric Oncology Pharmacists Group
  • Use of medicines in specialist area of paediatrics



  • Ability to influence other professionals
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Time management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commuter skills including Power Point and Excel
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Experience of EPIC e-prescribing system

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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