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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2021.

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist / Specialist Pharmacist

Job Reference: 317-2021-39-013

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Pharmacy - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£40,057 - £53,219 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Band 8A £47,126 to £53,219 per annum

Band 7 £40,057 to £49,839 per annum

As part of a significant investment in pharmacist resource, we are looking to expand our well-established clinical pharmacy team, providing a comprehensive and high quality clinical pharmacy service across the trust’s Adult Haematology services at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

The NCCC building opened at the Freeman Hospital site in 2010 and provides chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant services to adult oncology and haematology patients, as well as radiotherapy for both adults and paediatrics. The centre houses three inpatient wards dedicated to treating cancer patients, as well as a busy chemotherapy day unit, and associated supportive therapies unit.

The trust strives to be at the forefront of anti-cancer treatments, and this has recently been demonstrated by our selection as one of only three centres in England to offer CAR-T therapy to both adult and paediatric patients. We also have well established full electronic prescribing for all medications, (inpatient, outpatient and anti-cancer) as well as being one of the first “paperlite” trusts, meaning that we have all patient documentation recorded in electronic format, including inpatient notes.

An important aspect of this new role will be non-medical prescribing activity, for identified, haematology specific, patient groups. There will be great opportunities to become an integral part of disease specific teams, working closely with consultant haematologists, SpR’s, clinical nurse specialists and others.

We require a motivated, driven, and enthusiastic pharmacist, who is registered with the GPhC, with significant post-qualification experience, to become a valued member of our team. Experience in malignant haematology is essential, as well as having a broad range of exposure to hospital based pharmacy practice. Applicants should be qualified non-medical prescribers, registered as such with the GPhC, or should be in a position to achieve this qualification within the next six months. If you are appointed before achieving this qualification you will appointed as a Band 7 with progression to Band 8a on achievement.

If you feel this post is right for you, and would like to discuss it further, or arrange an informal visit to the department, please contact James Richardson, Senior Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Cancer Services and Paediatric Oncology on 0191 2139270 or e-mail

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week


For further details / informal visits contact:

James Richardson

0191 2139270

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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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