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Specialist Pharmacy Technician Cancer Services

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to try something different? Looking for a new challenge?

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Specialist Pharmacy Technician to join our ward based team working in Cancer Services.

We are a progressive department in a Trust that encourages and supports quality improvement to deliver the best services we can for our patients. We are actively using skill mix and role development to enhance job content and quality across all levels of the department.

Our team of technical and non-technical staff has a high profile within the Trust and we have an opportunity for you to join our friendly and supportive Clinical Pharmacy team at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

This post has an indicative banding and will be subject to a full Job Evaluation process.

Main duties of the job

The role is varied and combines the core pharmacy technician skills required within the pharmacy department with expertise in counselling patients on their Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) and supportive medication. This will include, highlighting potential adverse effects, their subsequent management, and signposting for signs of help/support if needed. The successful candidate will work and support the chemotherapy day unit, providing on hand support to our Scunthorpe site and when appropriate, liaising with the clinical teams at our Grimsby site.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the clinical and aseptic pharmacy teams, clinicians, nursing staff supporting the Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU) and the Lloyds outpatients pharmacy and will perform various aspects of a clinical pharmacy service where appropriate this may include, but will not be limited to, stock management, supply of supportive medications, medicines reconciliation and counselling of patients and their medications. There will be times the post holder may be required to lead on complex activities that require allocation of duties, such as stock shortages of oral SACT may need communication with procurement for alternative sources or with consultants for change of plans with treatment this will require communicating back to the patients.

About us

We, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) are a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people. We are also now in a Group Model, working closely with Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust (HUTH).

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oRegistered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • oTo have successfully completed an appropriate accredited technician checking qualification e.g., Regional or National.


  • Edward Jenner programme, (NHS Leadership Academy) or equivalent recognised leadership qualification

Occupational Experience


  • oDemonstrable relevant experience working within a Pharmacy environment ideally from a hospital pharmacy setting, but not necessary as relevant training will be provided.
  • oPrevious experience of staff development, including training, assessing, and instructing staff.
  • oExperience of working at ward level or in a clinical setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Scunthorpe General Hospital

Cliff Gardens


DN15 7BH

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