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Macmillan Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Macmillan Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our cancer services pharmacy department at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic, and compassionate pharmacist for the role of Macmillan Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist. The individual will work within the Berkshire Cancer Centre as an NMP in outpatient chemotherapy clinics and day treatment units. The post holder will work closely with BCC management and Senior Lead Pharmacist QA & Aseptics and other members of the cancer services team to further develop the clinical oncology service provided at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead, deliver, develop and evaluate the clinical oncology pharmacy services to patients under the care of the Oncology Team in accordance with the objectives set between the Lead Consultant in Oncology, and the wider pharmacy cancer services team.
  • To act as a role model for pharmacy and provide a consistently high pharmaceutical care service to patients with life-threatening illnesses, that is current and innovative.
  • To work in partnership with the accountable pharmacist in Aseptics & lead haematology pharmacist to maintain, develop and promote the pharmacy cancer service provision under the direction of the Senior Lead Pharmacist QA & Aseptics.
  • To practise as a pharmacist independent prescriber in the outpatient oncology chemotherapy clinics within a defined scope of practice.

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Readings biggest employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the job role, please refer to the Job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Master degree in pharmacy
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy


  • Independent prescribing qualification.



  • Evidence of continuing professional and managerial development.
  • Experience in providing a clinical pharmacy service to oncology patients.
  • Experience of working in an aseptic unit.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, training and giving feedback.
  • Experience of financial management of drugs


  • Experience of working in an outpatient oncology clinic setting
  • Registration with British Oncology Pharmacy Association or equivalent body
  • Experience of chemotherapy e-prescribing systems.

Aptitudes and personal qualities.


  • Able to work autonomously and within a within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to delegate tasks appropriately
  • Able to manage time, staff and resources to deliver targets.


  • Good word processing and IT skills
  • Experience of research and development in Hospital Pharmacy

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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