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Senior Clinical Pharmacist (Band 7)

Job Reference: 317-2018-06-075

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Admin - RVI
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”. With more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC.

The holder of this post will be part of the well-established Pharmacy Team providing a comprehensive and high quality clinical pharmacy service across the Trust’s Adult Oncology and Haematology service as well as Paediatric Oncology.

The state of the art Northern Centre for Cancer Care opened at the Freeman in 2010 and provides chemotherapy and transplant services to adult oncology and haematology patients as well as radiotherapy for both adults and paediatrics.

The Paediatric Oncology Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary treats children and young people under the age of 19 who have cancer, leukaemia and other related diseases. The unit is a designated Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) centre and covers the whole of the Northern region, from Teesside to Newcastle, and Northumberland across to Cumbria.

This post will support and further develop the clinical pharmacy service to both paediatric oncology and adult cancer services on a rotational basis. This includes involvement in clinical trials and the chemotherapy electronic prescribing system (ChemoCare). Attendance on consultant led ward rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings would also be required.

We require a motivated and enthusiastic registered Pharmacist with significant post-qualification experience to become a member of our team. Experience in oncology or paediatrics is desirable but by no means essential as full training will be given.

If you feel this post is the one for you and would like to discuss it further or arrange an informal visit to the department please contact Elizabeth Reay Lead Clinical Pharmacist – Adult Oncology 0191 2139268 or Denise Blake Senior Lead Clinical Pharmacist Cancer Services and Paediatric Oncology on 0191 2139270 or e-mail

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Newcastle Hospitals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We recognise there is a real benefit in providing an inclusive environment in which diverse employees can work together and feel valued. For this purpose the Trust supports a number of staff networks including LGBT, Disability and BME.

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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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