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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent / Stafford
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
13 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Pharmacy Directorate

Advanced Specialist Lead Pharmacist - Haemato-oncology Band 8b

Following a successful business case for the development of the Cancer Clinical Workforce at UHNM this exciting new post has been created.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional, dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic pharmacist to lead and further develop the Haemato-oncology service. This leader will also be responsible for the pharmacy elements of the Cancer Electronic Prescribing and Administration system - ARIA and the paediatric cancer service.

They will work together with the Lead Oncology Pharmacist to drive Pharmacy Cancer Services forwards implementing further innovative medicines and ways of working.

UHNM is a Cancer Centre including Level 3 haematology and a Myeloma UK Centre of Excellence.

The Cancer Centre at the Royal Stoke site consists of a 40 bedded in-patient ward and a dedicated four bedded Emergency Admissions Bay for clinical assessment of toxicities. There is a 27 chaired out-patient area and four linear accelerators. The County Cancer Unit has a nurse led 16 chaired, four bedded out-patient day unit. The clinical trials team based on the Cancer Centre manage a broad portfolio of both commercial and non-commercial trials. Electronic prescribing is well established across both Paediatric and Adult Cancer Services.

Main duties of the job

  • Leadership and management responsibility for the haemato-oncology clinical pharmacy service at UHNM, in collaboration with and complimenting the role of the Advanced Specialist Lead Pharmacist - Oncology.
  • Lead a team of highly skilled pharmacists, technicians and other pharmacy staff working to deliver cutting edge pharmacy services to patients.
  • Support the Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Cancer Clinical Trials with all aspects of Haemato-oncology studies with expert knowledge.
  • Act as lead JACIE pharmacist ensuring that all pharmacists who perform services for the transplant programme meet the required competencies and continuing education requirements.
  • To lead on developing and continually improving Pharmacy Services in line with Trust priorities, the Cancer Strategy and wider NHSE strategy on productivity, efficiency and care quality.
  • Work with the Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Commissioning and Best Value Medicines to implement commissioning requirements for specialist medicines within cancer services.
  • Adhere to the national and local policies and procedures relating to Intra-thecal chemotherapy, assisting the Production Manager with maintaining the intrathecal registers, and performing accredited duties.
  • Work as an independent prescriber where need identified within role. This activity must comply with the Trust Scope of Practice for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers (PIPs).

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Work base Cancer Centre Pharmacy, Royal Stoke University Hospital with cross site working at County Hospital

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicky Stringer-Principal Pharmacist Technical Services, Cancer and Research

01782 674508

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma / MSc or equivalent Qualification
  • Independent Prescriber with appropriate annotation on GPhC register or willing to undertake where there is an identified clinical need
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and formal continuous professional development (CPD)


  • Member of the RPSGB
  • Member of British Oncology Pharmacy Association
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification
  • Formal management and / or leadership qualification

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • Experience providing clinical pharmacy service to haemato-oncology patients and an enthusiasm to develop this
  • Knowledge and awareness of current and future issues pertaining to haemato-oncology eg NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance, the Cancer Strategy, and horizon scanning
  • Experience of working with, developing, implementing and maintaining an EPMA system
  • Experience working with clinical trials and knowledge of the regulations relating to them
  • Excellent leadership skills including managing change projects to improve services
  • Management of Staff

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital / County Hospital

Newcastle Road / Weston Road

Stoke on Trent / Stafford


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