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Haemato-Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical pharmacist with a desire to work within haematooncology in one of Europe's largest centres for treating blood cancers and the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe. This post is well supported by our highly trained specialists and will provide a unique and exciting opportunity to work with haemato-oncology cancers, including transplants. We are also a well-established CAR-T centre for which our pharmacy team play an integral role in thedelivery of.

Our hospitals offer both NHS, private, inpatient and outpatient care for haemato-oncology cancers, including transplants, chemotherapy and clinical trials and we have one of the largest research portfolios in the country. As a team we dedicated to embedding enhanced roles for pharmacy technicians and maximising our non-medical prescribing workforce.

Main duties of the job

The role will receive all necessary training to provide specialist pharmacy input into a variety of clinical areas and includes supporting and prioritising non-medical prescribing to further enhance theteam.

Our team is well respected both within the Trust and nationally for their expertise. This role will include opportunities to pioneer projects to improve patient care, and to share this on local and national platforms.

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.
  • To provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care, contributing to the multidisciplinary team for the haemato-oncology unit.
  • To attend all relevant events such as Registrar/Consultant rounds/unit meetings as appropriate.
  • 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, drug use reviews and pharmacoeconomic project work to support optimisation of medicines use at the Trust.
  • Participate in any pharmacy initiatives or working groups as appropriate
  • To support the wider Pharmacy Clinical Services team with the Clinical Governance and Risk
  • Management Strategy within the department and throughout the Trust.
  • Provide clinical supervision of junior pharmacy staff providing clinical services across the inpatient wards and day areas.
  • Undertake and participate in training and developing the team, acting as a role model for pharmacy staff e.g. rotational band 7 [pharmacists, band 6 pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists, undergraduate pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians training programmes and teaching sessions for pre-registration, certificate, diploma pharmacists, other pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.
  • To promote high quality, cost effective prescribing and provide appropriate specialist information concerning medicines to the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers. This may include the development of prescribing guidelines, proformas, Patients Group Directions or other supporting documentation for a defined group of patients. j) To support the departments pharmacy research
  • To be involved in the development of guidelines, training materials and chemotherapy proformas related to the haemato-oncology service.

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
  • Demonstrated skills/knowledge for preparing injections & working in an aseptic environment
  • 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 eg. 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 Hospital Sutton



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