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Specialist Cancer SACT verifier (Nurse/Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician)

Employer
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Poole and Bournemouth
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Here at the university hospitals Dorset (UHD), we are looking for a highly diligent conscientious professional to work as a Specialist Cancer Services Systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) verifier.

This is an exciting innovative role for a registered nurse or pharmacy technician or a pharmacist to be imbedded within our UHD clinical pharmacy cancer team to support the delivery of SACT. Within our team we value all our team members and their development.

The post holder will:
  • Verify SACT prescriptions based on the BOPA verification standards.
  • Participate in delivering, developing and evaluating high quality SACT related services to cancer services within UHD.
  • Assist the lead clinical cancer pharmacist to promote cost-effective and safe prescribing of SACT therapy and supportive care.
  • Provide clinical services to oncology and haematology across Poole & Bournemouth.
  • Provide professional cancer services support to other pharmacy staff.
  • The post holder will act as a senior representative within the cancer pharmacy team, developing and building relationships with other team members and staff.

The post is full-time (37.5 hours per week). Expected weekend shifts of 1 in 5 (either Saturday or Sunday) and approximately one Bank Holiday shift per year.

Base Location: University Hospital Dorset - Across Poole & Bournemouth hospital sites

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

  • Working in haematology and oncology and the Aseptic Production Unit performing clinical screening of chemotherapy.
  • Participating in clinical pharmacy meetings and contributing to the clinicalpharmacy service as appropriate by liaising with all pharmacists and departmental management.
  • Providing complex medicines information to patients, carers, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Undertaking projects that will improve the quality of patient care and/or contribute to effective drugs budget management within the directorate.
  • Reviewing and assisting in the development of medication related policies, guidelines and audits in this specialist area
  • Clinically screen Intravenous and Oral chemotherapy prescriptions for haematology and oncology patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Works within operational parameters, agreed standard procedures and systems of work at all times thus ensuring a high level of patient safety is maintained.


About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working in haematology and oncology and the Aseptic Production Unit performing clinical screening of chemotherapy.
  • Participating in clinical pharmacy meetings and contributing to the clinicalpharmacy service as appropriate by liaising with all pharmacists and departmental management.
  • Providing complex medicines information to patients, carers, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Undertaking projects that will improve the quality of patient care and/or contribute to effective drugs budget management within the directorate.
  • Reviewing and assisting in the development of medication related policies, guidelines and audits in this specialist area
  • Clinically screen Intravenous and Oral chemotherapy prescriptions for haematology and oncology patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Works within operational parameters, agreed standard procedures and systems of work at all times thus ensuring a high level of patient safety is maintained.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant Professional Registration and experience


Desirable

  • Clinical Prioritisation qualification
  • Leadership qualification relevant to the role.
  • University based diploma qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Broad and extensive NHS hospital experience
  • Experience of education & training or mentoring of staff
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and/or collaborative working
  • Supervisory and appraisal experience


Desirable

  • Experience administering or manufacturing systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) or other relevant experience in cancer services.
  • Experience of data analysis and writing reports


Technical Skills Competencies

Essential

  • Able to prioritise work /time management
  • Good organisational skills (self and others)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Desirable

  • Previous Screening or checking of Haematology / Oncology prescriptions.
  • Previous chemotherapy product manufacturing experience
  • Previous SACT administration experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice and medicines related practice within NHS trusts.
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of medicines and their use, monitoring parameters within cancer services


Desirable

  • Good understanding of what running an Aseptic Pharmacy Unit (APU) entails
  • Good understanding of what running a SACT administration service entails.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Across-Site work

Poole Hospital & Bournemouth Hospital

Poole and Bournemouth

BH7 7DW

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153-SP03347

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