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Pharmacist Advanced Oncology & Management of High Cost Drugs

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Oncology and High cost drugs Pharmacist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

You will work alongside a fantastic multidisciplinary team to provide an excellent level of service to Cancer patients in the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre.

You will also be the pharmacist responsible for the management of High-Cost drugs at the Lister site.

The successful candidate will utilise their clinical knowledge to deliver an excellent level of pharmaceutical care to these patients.

Being driven and adaptable are essential characteristics for this role as there is a unique opportunity to work with the MDT, local networks to develop an innovative and sustainable care model.

You will use your non-medical prescribing qualification to optimise individual patient's drug therapies.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership and management skills.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacist Advanced will be:

Responsible for the management of High-Cost Drugs on the Lister Site.

Responsible for data collection processes for High-Cost drugs and commissioner drug challenges within the Lister Pharmacy Department.

Work closely with the Pharmacy Logistics Lead and Purchasing Team Manager to ensure drug shortages are managed and communicated effectively.

Ensure that effective stock control is maintained, and pharmacy losses are minimised.

Provide specialist and patient focused pharmacy service to the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre (LMCC) whilst based across PMU and LMCC on a rotational basis.

Be an active member of both the PMU team and the LMCC team to help meet the overall strategic objectives of the teams in the provision of pharmaceutical care for cancer patients.

Provide expert advice on oncology pharmacy issues including clinical, funding, and prescribing issues.

Support Lister Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit in order to provide an efficient service to LMCC and other clients.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree MPharm
  • Registered with the GPhC as a pharmacist
  • Mandatory CPD to maintain fitness to practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent (completed both year 1 and year 2)


  • Qualified and registered as a non-medical prescriber (or working towards completion of NMP qualification)
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Previous Experience


  • Relevant post registration experience in hospital pharmacy and Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice
  • Supervision of staff
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in documenting in medical notes
  • Training of pre-reg pharmacists and junior staff
  • Proven experience of audit


  • Project management and report writing
  • Experience in writing policies/guidelines/PGDs
  • Management of staff
  • Tutoring of post graduate trainee pharmacists or pre-reg pharmacists
  • Ability to take initiative and lead on projects including change management



  • High level of professionalism
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Able to negotiate with staff at all levels
  • Able to use initiative
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage own time


  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively under pressure and to deadlines
  • Proven ability to teach a range of staff groups



  • Excellent general medicine clinical knowledge
  • Able to use clinical knowledge at senior level
  • Specialised knowledge of drugs used and therapeutic trends within specialised area
  • Knowledge of healthcare systems, guidance and NHS change
  • Able to critically appraise research data
  • Knowledge of post graduate education for pharmacists
  • Confident user of Excel, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital



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