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Senior Specialist Pharmacy Technician - Oncology

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, Plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Senior Specialist Pharmacy Technician who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Are you excited by the opportunity to develop a new service? If so, then we have the role for you.

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is looking for a high calibre pharmacy technician to join our expanding team. Being driven and adaptable are essential characteristics for this role as this is a unique opportunity to shape the future.

Working alongside a fantastic multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will coordinate, prioritise and plan medicines management aspects of the discharge process for patients who's needs require social care or nursing intervention once they have left the Trust.

Continued professional development is actively supported in the pharmacy department and there will be opportunities to undertake training where applicable.

The successful candidate will also be supported to develop their leadership and management skills. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please get in touch with us!

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 post holder will be responsible for the clinical validation of oral SACT prescriptions including allocation of duties and problem solving of service issues to ensure a timely and efficient response.

This will involve communication with patients and other health care professionals, internal and external to the Trust and the dispensing and checking of prescriptions demonstrating personal accuracy and knowledge.

You will be expected to work closely with nursing and medical staff and with patients. You will be supported by a team of oncology pharmacists and rotational pharmacy technicians, to deliver pharmaceutical services to patients in clinical oncology areas.

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.

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,108 and a maximum payment of �5,177per annum pro rata.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • NVQ3 or BTEC Cert. In Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent
  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT)
  • Medicine Management Pharmacy Technician (MMPT)
  • Professional Registration with the GPhC
  • Mandatory CPD to maintain fitness to practice.
  • Completion of British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) digital SACT Verification Passport to level 2c complex cycle 1 on compassly


  • Leadership and Management qualification or equivalent knowledge and experience

Previous Experience


  • Currently practicing as a registered pharmacy technician with post-qualification experience in hospital
  • Significant experience within oncology pharmacy setting
  • Training staff
  • Experience using Wellsky computer system
  • Experience using Chemocare and Casper computer system
  • Previous use of blueteq, chemotherapy electronic prescribing system
  • Good understanding of cancer drug fund, NICE & ICDFR
  • Formulation of standard operating procedures and developing work process


  • Experience in greater depth in oncology protocols, like building protocol on electronic prescribing system



  • Proven presentation skills
  • Good team player
  • Able to use initiative
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good organisation skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to workload
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Demonstrates good use of initiative and self-motivation
  • Adaptable to change
  • Ability to undertake manual lifting duties
  • Supervisory skills



  • Good basic Pharmacy Knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Rickmansworth Road



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