Specialist Cancer Pharmacist job from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust in Bristol BS2, United Kingdom

Monday 14th, March 2022

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

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Bristol BS2


Environment/ Health & Safety

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is a reputed company based in Bristol BS2. We are looking for talented professional from the field of Environment/ Health & Safety to join our team as Specialist Cancer Pharmacist.

This is an exciting opportunity for pharmacists interested in specialising in cancer pharmacy to join our team in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. You will work under the guidance of experienced senior pharmacists in each of the specialty areas on rotation. This includes providing clinical pharmacy services to adult and adolescent oncology, haematology and BMT patients (including patients treated with CAR-T). You will also provide aseptic services to patients throughout the Trust.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience and develop your skills in this specialist area of practice. For band 6 pharmacists with a minimum of 6 months hospital experience and working towards a post graduate certificate with a keen interest in oncology, recruitment to a progressional post from Band 6 to 7 will be considered, part time hours will also be considered.

This role combines both the aseptic and clinical aspects of cancer services. Main duties include provision of clinical pharmacy services involving the clinical verification of systemic anticancer therapy prescriptions for adult and teenage and young adult (TYA) patients in outpatient and inpatient settings and undertaking the role of the authorised pharmacist in the aseptic unit on a sessional basis providing chemotherapy to adult and paediatric patients and parenteral nutrition (PN) to paediatrics and neonates.

To provide pharmacy services to the following specialist areas on rotation:
  • Adult oncology and haematology outpatients and day case patients, including teenage and young adult (TYA) patients
  • Adult and TYA oncology inpatients
  • Adult and TYA haematology patients
  • Adult BMT and CAR-T patients
  • Cancer clinical trials.
All rotations include undertaking the role of authorised pharmacist(1)on a sessional basis in the Parenteral Services Unit, providing chemotherapy to adult and paediatric patients, and Parenteral Nutrition (PN) to paediatrics and neonates.

(1)As defined in Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services: Standards Handbook, Ed. Alison M Beaney, 5th edition, Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2016.

To facilitate the implementation of service improvements and developments, under the supervision of the lead pharmacists in each specialty area, and through liaison with other members of the pharmacy team and with service users, i.e. ward, medical and nursing staff.

To participate in other parts of the pharmacy service when required, including: weekend commitment either to chemo on-call or BRI dispensary; late duties on a rotational basis; and participation in the pharmacist emergency duty service for the Trust.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) is the specialist Cancer Centre for the region, providing systemic anticancer therapy and radiotherapy treatments to adult and adolescent cancer patients. We have a great team of dedicated cancer pharmacists and pharmacy staff who are integral to the provision of this multi-professional clinical service.

Experience of cancer or technical services would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Candidates need to be interested and enthusiastic in developing their skills in this specialist area and be able to prioritise, plan and organise both their own workload and the workload of the clinical and aseptic areas. Good oral and written communication skills and problems solving skills are essential for this role as well as the ability to work in a methodical and accurate manner.

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

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