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Specialist Pharmacist - Cancer Services

Job Reference: 358-1750526-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cancer Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

Specialist Pharmacist – Cancer Services (Band 7)

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 Techniciansproviding 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:

Usha Goyal, Lead Oncology Pharmacist on 07943 555663 or 0116 258 5082

Alternatively you can send an email to

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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