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Clinical and Cancer Service Pharmacist, Private Care

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Marsden is one of the largest comprehensive cancer centres in Europe and together with the ICR is ranked in the top five cancer centres in the world for research. This exciting new post presents an excellent and relatively unique opportunity to be at the forefront of new and innovative treatments in oncology/haemato-oncology, with the clinical benefits of private care within an NHS setting.You will work as part of a dynamic team of clinical pharmacists and technicians providing support to patients within the outpatient and inpatient settings including the newly opened Cavendish Square facility. You will be involved with the management of patients with complex haemato-oncological malignancies (e.g. CAR-T therapy and BMTs). We have a significant presence in the outpatient clinics and the medical day units and are respected and valued as key members of the MDT and work closely with world renowned experts.The Royal Marsden recently implemented a new EPIC digital health record which has transformed the way that patients and healthcare professionals engage with each other and has helped to provide a streamlined service for everyone.Previous experience of oncology is desirable but not essential. The hospital is very encouraging of non-medical prescribing and attainment of this can be supported once you have gained and demonstrated the necessary experience.For further information, please contact Poonam Patel, Lead Pharmacist - Private Care (

Main duties of the job

This role provides a clinical pharmacy service to private care patients in all areas of the hospital whilst also concentrating on developing and enhancing the individual's knowledge and skills, and providing the depth of experience required to progress towards a more specialised post in oncology/haemato-oncology pharmacy.

To provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care, contributing to the multidisciplinary team for clinical units as required, through ward pharmacy services and divisional support.

To attend all relevant events such as Registrar/Consultant rounds/unit meetings as appropriate for the rotation.

To respond appropriately to requests from medical and nursing staff for information and advice about the selection and use of drug therapy.Take part in audit and project work to support medicines optimisation at the Trust.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Provide a clinical pharmacy service to the SACT day unitsSupport the medical and nursing teams though provision of pharmacy advice and support to ensure the safe and timely delivery of oncology services

To work across the SACT day units, outpatient department and clinic areas to clinically check the appropriateness of prescribing and promoting medicines optimisation

Promote the on-going Trust initiatives to continually improve patient experiences of day case SACT

Person Specification



  • GPhC registered Pharmacist
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent


  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Member of RPSGB



  • At least 2 years Hospital Pharmacy experience in an NHS or equivalent setting providing a clinical pharmacy service
  • Experience of delivering clinical pharmacy to a broad range of specialities & ability to provide highly specialist advice
  • Audit, project management of research experience


  • Experience in Oncology Pharmacy practice
  • Audit, project management or research experience
  • Experience of training staff



  • Good organisational/time management
  • Contribute to the team
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good presentation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to train/coach other members of staff
  • Awareness of current developments in clinical pharmacy
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word and Excel.

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to continuous improvement of self and service, including progressive and continuing professional development
  • Commitment to providing a high standard of care.
  • Compassionate, Pioneering, Collaborative and determined.

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Chelsea



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