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Cancer & Aseptic Services Pharmacist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Inclusive
Closing date
8 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Pharmacy team are looking for a patient focused pharmacist to join our Aseptic Services Team.

As a Cancer & Aseptic Services Pharmacist, you will be involved in a wide variety of duties from assisting with the day-to-day running of the aseptic unit to liaising with our Doctors, nurses, and clinical research teams.

You will play a pivotal role, working within the aseptic unit within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at the Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospital sites, delivering a wealth of expertise to the oncology, haematology, research and nutrition teams.

Our two aseptic units are staffed by enthusiastic and committed teams delivering a high number of doses daily across both sites to various specialities, including our rapidly expanding BMT unit, and one of only three gestational trophoblastic disease centres nationwide.

Our Pharmacy team are a large department of over 300 staff working across St Mary's, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals. We are a leading Trust in research and clinical trials, enabling you to experience diverse and exciting opportunities.

You will not only have the opportunity to explore and enhance your clinical expertise, but you will also be developing your management, training and leadership skills all whilst being supported by our incredible team. We understand just how important it is to invest in you, so offer a range of training and support programmes to develop your skills to progress to a higher banding.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Aseptic Units in maintaining an excellent patient-centred service, compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • To provide a clinical screening service for SACT, clinical trials and parenteral nutrition, liaising with prescribers, nurses and clinical research teams.
  • To provide clinical pharmacy services, department and ward-based, in line with Trust procedures and national legislation.
  • To assist the clinical trials team in the running of trials being conducted through the Aseptic Units.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or Equivalent
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Post Graduate Certificate in General Pharmacy Practice or equivalent experience


  • Post Graduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice or equivalent experience
  • GCP and GMP training



  • Post-registration training and experience in hospital pharmacy including aseptic services. In addition this must include a solid grounding in all other aspects of hospital pharmacy practice (medicines information, ward services and dispensing)
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options for patients
  • Demonstrable use of audit to improve practice


  • Post-registration experience in screening and verification of SACT prescriptions
  • Clinical Trials experience

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Good ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Good clinical practical knowledge
  • Ability to influence senior pharmacy and medical staff, the multidisciplinary team and management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to the Clinical Governance agenda

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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