Senior Pharmacist – Oncology 9 views

Job Title:  Senior Pharmacist – Oncology

Location:  Cromwell Hospital, 164-178 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0TU

Permanent / Contract:  Permanent

Salary range:  £58500 per annum, plus Bupa benefits.
Role specific benefits: Monday – Friday and are variable between 08:00 – 20:00

Full time/part time:  Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

Financial support available to successful candidates to access fast track visa processing, subject to eligibility.

Golden Hello of £3000, or £5000 towards Domestic Relocation Costs (if applicable)

We are looking to appoint a Senior Oncology Pharmacist to provide a first-class clinical pharmacy service to our Oncology department and Chemotherapy Day Unit at the Cromwell Hospital.

The Pharmacy department is committed to providing a high-quality clinical service and improving patient safety through standard and innovative practices that supports our working patterns in the hospital and our hospital objectives. Continuous professional development and closer integration with clinical teams is actively supported.


The role will include providing a comprehensive and patient centred service to oncology and chemotherapy day unit patients at Bupa Cromwell Hospital. You will play an essential role in ensuring medicines optimisation; safe, appropriate, accurate and cost-effective services to ensure patients receive their medication in a timely, professional and efficient manner with all the necessary practical and clinical information.

The nature of the work provides a varied job with new challenges every day and also includes participation in our weekend, Bank Holiday and on-call rotas.

Applicants should have a clinical diploma or equivalent qualification. You must have recent and significant experience of UK Aseptic services and working within oncology and chemotherapy clinical environments. You should have demonstrable knowledge of good manufacturing practice (GMP) and quality assurance (QA) standards.

You will be supported to achieve agreed objectives within given deadlines and have the opportunity to develop more advanced clinical knowledge and leadership skills. You should also be approachable and supportive to other members of staff as you will be involved in the training of other healthcare professionals and pharmacy staff.

You’ll help us make health happen by:

  • Provide a comprehensive and patient centred clinical pharmacy service to oncology and chemotherapy day unit patients at Cromwell Hospital in accordance with the hospital’s objectives in order to ensure safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of drugs.

  • To act as a specialist oncology pharmacist and provide a patient focused clinical pharmacy ward service to the oncology ward and chemotherapy day unit

  • Ensure safe management of oncology electronic prescribing system and appropriate management of introduction of new oncology medicines

  • To communicate information relating to medicines management within the oncology setting to clinical colleagues, nurses, independent prescribers, carers and patients.

  • Attending and actively contributing to oncology MDTs and ward rounds.

What you’ll bring:

  • Master’s or Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy

  • Member of General Pharmaceutical Council

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

  • Broad clinical pharmacy background including ward-based work

  • Recent and significant experience of UK aseptic services, oncology and chemotherapy services.

  • Experience of initiating, leading and developing services

  • SACT knowledge acquired working as a cancer pharmacist


Our benefits are designed to make health happen for our people. Viva is our global wellbeing programme and includes all aspects of our health – from mental and physical, to financial, social and environmental wellbeing.

We support flexible working and have a range of family friendly benefits.

Joining Bupa in this role you will receive the following benefits and more:

·       Payment of Professional Registration fees

·       Equivalent to 25 days holiday per year, increasing through length of service, with option to buy or sell

·       Bupa health insurance as a benefit in kind

·       An enhanced pension plan and life insurance

·       Annual performance-based bonus

·       Support with travel costs via a season ticket loan or cycle2work

·       Discounted access to online gym sessions through Gympass

·       Various other benefits and online discounts

·       Free onsite massages as a recognition for your hard work

·       Opportunity to participate in our annual awards ceremony



Why Bupa?

We’re a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. Our people are all driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We make health happen by being brave, caring and responsible in everything we do.

We encourage all of our people to “Be you at Bupa”, we champion diversity, and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.  That’s why we especially encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.

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