Specialist Pharmacist (Cancer)

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£55,903 – £61,996 a year
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We are looking for a pharmacist to join our team, covering maternity leave, as a Specialist Pharmacist in Oncology . You will be supporting the Cancer Service by clinically screening and verifying prescriptions for SACT with reference to authorised protocols, pathology results and other relevant parameters. This post also supports Technical Services, with involvement of maintaining Standard Operating Procedures, together with the Chief Technical and Lead Pharmacist. Oncology:
  • To clinically screen and verify prescriptions for SACT.
  • To check and release in house produced and outsourced SACT.
  • To aid the Lead Pharmacist in the update and building of new protocols using the electronic prescribing system Chemocare®.
Technical Services:
  • To supervise the SACT preparation and to check and release the final products
  • Together with the Chief Technician and the Lead Pharmacist, to develop, validate and maintain a set of procedures for all activities undertaken in the Production Unit
Medical services have been delivered on the Whittington Hospital site for over 500 years. On 1st April 2011, Whittington Health was launched as a new Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) comprising The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Islington and NHS Haringey. The Whittington and the community health services in Islington and Haringey are award winning organisations, delivering acute and community based health services to a population of 443,000 people. The organisation is the biggest employer in the area, with over 4,500 staff; delivering healthcare not only on the acute hospital site which has 420 beds, but also from a variety of other community based health centres and through visits to patients homes across the boroughs to address the health needs of the local population. Whittington Health also works with other health, social care and voluntary sector partners to support patients and service users from their initial appointment whether it be with a community health team or at the hospital, all the way through to treatment and tailored after care. We are one of the three main teaching campuses for the Royal Free and University College Medical School. Our ICARE (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) Values not only help us shape what we do, but also how we do it and why. They are fundamental to the way we do business and care for our patients.