Advanced Specialist Oncology Haematology Pharmacist

University Hospitals of Leicester
LRI, Leicester
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Specialist Pharmacist - Cancer Services (Band 8a) 23.75hours/week

Are you looking to develop yourself and further your career in one of the largest Trusts in the country?

Do you want to utilise and build on your clinical knowledge and leadership skills?

Do you have the desire to improve Medicines Optimisation in our patients?

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Oncology & Haematology Specialist Pharmacist to join our friendly team. You will work within a team of Pharmacists and Technicians providing clinical, technical and prescribing support to Haematology, Oncology, Clinical Trials and Aseptic Services.

University Hospitals of Leicester provides a Cancer and Haematology service from the Leicester Royal Infirmary site serving population of over 1 million. The chemotherapy service at Leicester is expanding with increasing access to new treatments. We are offering treatments in-house, through outreach services and we may in the future, offer treatment at other locations within Leicestershire.

At the Leicester Royal Infirmary site we have 73 in-patient beds supporting the Oncology, Haematology and Palliative care services. Oncology and Haematology services are offered for a full range of malignancies and there is a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit on site in addition to the Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit. We are a busy Cancer Unit and alongside our busy in-patient, outpatient and day-case units we have over 80 Oncology and Haematology clinical trials open with a large number in set up.

UHL Pharmacy is an innovative service and is committed to working in an increasingly paperless way. To facilitate this change the hospital has electronic prescribing across in-patient areas including chemotherapy. The department is developing ways to integrate medicines management systems utilising new IT solutions. This will be combined with better use of information to drive efficiency and effectiveness.

Full training will be provided but relevant post registration experience in hospital pharmacy, the demonstration of good communication skills and sound current clinical knowledge will be essential to being effective in this role. You must have had written confirmation that you have passed all elements of your post graduate certificate in clinical pharmacy and be progressing to completing your diploma. Whilst Independent prescribing is not a requirement it is anticipated the post holder will seek to qualify to support the wards and Cancer Services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lead Oncology Pharmacists: Usha Goyal, on 07943 555663 or by e-mail at or Anna Tipping 07872143003

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Anna Tipping Job title CMG Lead Pharmacist Oncology &Haematology Email address Telephone number 07872143003 Additional contact information

Lead Oncology Pharmacists: Usha Goyal, on 07943 555663

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

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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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