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Cancer Pharmacist

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be recruiting for a Cancer Pharmacist to work as part of our Oncology and Haematology Pharmacy teams at The Royal Marsden. This is an ideal opportunity for a pharmacist looking to specialise in cancer treatments and to gain experience working in a world-leading cancer centre. You will be supported in gaining focused training in specific tumour types under the guidance of our specialist pharmacists and the wider MDT, across both oncology (solid tumours) and haematology (bloods cancers), as well as in both adult and paediatric settings. You will also be supported in attaining your independent prescribing qualification, once you have gained the necessary experience, as well as the opportunity to develop your research, education, and management skills.

This role is key to delivering a high quality SACT service which encompasses the medical day unit, outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, as well as out of hospital SACT delivery and administration. This post will be supporting the multidisciplinary team through regular attendance of outpatient clinics which provides the unique opportunity to be a part of the patient's journey from prescribing of SACT through to administration, working with key stakeholders within pharmacy, nursing and medicine to promote timely delivery of SACT and to continually improve outcomes for our patients.

Main duties of the job

Provide operational support to the Oncology, Haematology and Paediatric Pharmacy Teams across the three hospital sites on a day-to-day basis (depending on rotation).

Provide support to the multidisciplinary team through attendance of outpatient clinics to ensure safe, effective, and timely delivery of Systemic Anticancer Therapy (SACT).

Provide a clinical pharmacy service to patients ensuring the safe, effective, legal and accurate use of medicines within an allocated clinical unit.

To support the development of high-quality clinical pharmacy services, improvement of patient outcomes and experience within the inpatient and outpatient settings across 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 chemotherapy day units and outpatient prescribing clinics.

Support the medical and nursing teams though provision of pharmacy advice and ensure the safe and timely delivery of oncology services

To work across the chemotherapy day units, outpatient departments 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 chemotherapy

Person Specification



  • GPhC Registration
  • MSc/ Diploma Pharmacy Practice or equivalent


  • Registered non-medical prescriber or willing to work towards this qualification



  • Post registration NHS hospital experience
  • Experience in delivering a clinical pharmacy service to wards / day units
  • Clinical audit and quality/service improvement projects


  • Oncology/Haematology Pharmacy experience
  • Experience of delivering education & training to staff and students

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work alone without direct supervision when required
  • Good time management and organisational skills, ability to prioritise effectively & meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail & accuracy
  • Ability to train other members of staff
  • Awareness of current developments in clinical pharmacy

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea



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