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Clinical Specialist Pharmacist posted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
Pharmacy, Truro
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.


This is a great opportunity for a pharmacist just completing the clinical diploma (or equivalent experience) to further develop your skills and specialise in cancer, nutrition and technical services. You will work with and learn from the lead pharmacist in technical services and the lead cancer pharmacist. The role combines a mix of technical and clinical experiences. For the appropriate candidate, there may also be opportunity to undertake further postgraduate study.

On a rotational basis you will work closely with the Nutrition Support Team and Cancer team providing clinical support and services to the respective specialties.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team of cancer pharmacists, providing clinical support and services to Oncology and Haematology, ensuring that all chemotherapy prescriptions are screened by a cancer pharmacist. The role will involve close working with the multidisciplinary team, including consultants, specialist nurses and chemotherapy nurses within the outpatient and inpatient setting. The Trust has also taken possession of a charity funded Mobile Chemotherapy Unit and are looking to maximise the potential of this unit to get chemotherapy closer to patients homes. This would be an exciting opportunity to be involved in an innovative project from an early stage.

Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to be part of the multidisciplinary nutrition team which comprises of consultants, specialist nurses, dieticians and a dedicated nutrition pharmacy Technician. You will be providing pharmaceutical advice regarding TPN to the nutrition team and will play a vital role in the co-ordination and delivery of service to inpatients as well as patients receiving TPN at home via a home care provider.

Facilities at this large teaching hospital are excellent and our technical facilities are housed in a state of the art building. You will also work in our licensed non-sterile assembly and radiopharmacy sections, and also in our non-licensed chemotherapy and aseptics/TPN section.

The successful applicant will be experienced, capable and an enthusiastic pharmacist with excellent time management skills. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to prioritise workload are required.

This is a part time post working 18.5 hours per week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

James Henderson, Head of Technical Services, Pharmacy Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro on [Click here to apply]/8390




Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email ( Email address removed ).

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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Reference Number

156-19-5998-C

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