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Lead Aseptic and Cancer Services Pharmacist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Cross site
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual to join the Pharmacy Aseptics team at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. The successful candidate will be managing a cross-site team consisting of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Support Workers.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic pharmacist to manage our aseptic unit and lead our cancer services team across East Sussex. Our aseptic unit is located at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and prepares chemotherapy for administration at both at the Conquest and at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacy Cancer Services team is a small well-established, close-knit team made up of highly motivated support workers, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists all of whom are committed to making a difference to the service that we provide.

The team itself sit within the wider pharmacy department and the successful candidate will be working closely with many colleagues across the whole department.

We have a very strong working relationship with all of our nurses and clinicians and our pharmacy team is well respected within the Trust.

If appointed, you will be a member of the core leadership team within the Pharmacy Department working together with senior colleagues to deliver our services. The Pharmacy Department at ESHT has an outstanding track record for innovation and has been at the forefront in both integrated care models and cross sector training programmes. You would be joining a dedicated and creative team strongly committed to improving outcomes for our patients.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Pharmacy) / BPharm / MPharm
  • GPhC (Vocational Masters degree in Pharmac (4yrs) and 1 years pre-registration training and experience
  • Diploma / Msc in Clinical Pharmacy or pharmacy practice or other equivalent postgraduate qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years experience of working within an aseptic or manufacturing environment
  • CPD portfolio that demonstrates an ongoing commitment to personal development
  • Demonstrable formal training in aseptic services (such as the Bath or Leeds courses)


  • Formal management training or qualification
  • Additional MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance or equivalent experience of Good Manufacturing Practice



  • 1 year pre-registration training and experience
  • Substantial post registration experience in a specialist post within cancer services or associated specialty.
  • Experience as a pharmacist working in aseptic services at a specialist or deputy level
  • Experience in utilising information technology within the workplace including inputting, retrieving information and producing reports
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Experience of working with clinicians and a proven track record for influencing change within a directorate or CCG role
  • Previous experience in mentoring and training pharmacy staff
  • Has previous Line management experience
  • Experience of Chemotherapy prescribing systems

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital / Eastbourne District General Hospital

Cross site

BN21 2UD

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