Clinical Pharmacist - Cancer Services IP

  • Job Reference: TLC
  • Date Posted: 4 December 2018
  • Recruiter: TLA Group
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £49,000 to £54,000
  • Sector: Pharmacist
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Simon Young
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01277 280195

Job Description

Role Summary:

Provide a comprehensive and patient centred clinical Pharmacy service to patients (Cancer Services)

  • Facilitate and promote rational and optimal medicines usage
  • Provide assimilated and relevant medicines information to healthcare professionals and patients

 Principal Activities/Main Duties and Responsibilities

Ward Pharmacy:

  • Provide a comprehensive and effective patient centred Clinical Pharmacy service to designated oncology/haematology wards
  • Optimise rational and effective medicines use by patients
  • Contribute actively to service improvements on allocated nursing areas in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Provide appropriate proactive and assimilated medicines information and education to patients and carers, prescribers and other Healthcare staff
  • Carry out effective medicines reconciliation on admission and discharge
  • Contribute to and facilitate timely patient discharge
  • Perform regular monitoring of medicines management on wards/departments including Controlled Drugs and advise nursing staff on legal control, safe custody and security of drugs

    Cancer Services

  • Carry out appropriate clinical screening of cytotoxic chemotherapy.
  • Ensure that chemotherapy is accurately final checked in a timely manner.
  • Dispense and check clinical trial IMP’s (investigative medicinal products)


    Non-Medical Prescribing Role

  • To participate in the NMP role for pharmacists.
  • Prescribing as per the Prescribing of Medicines Policy.
  • To prescribe medicines in your capacity as an NMP in line with current legislation, local policies and within in your own level of experience and competence.
  • To prescribe within the clinical area of Haematology/Oncology treatments except for first cycle chemotherapy, and supportive care.


  • Validate prescriptions in the dispensary to ensure appropriateness for the patient in accordance with procedure and good practice
  • Provide a safe, efficient and accurate dispensing service.
  • Carry out accurate final checking of dispensed items
  • Provide relevant medication counselling to patients to enable them to take their medicines safely and effectively

    Education and training

  • To support the delivery education and training to meet clinic objectives to pharmacy staff and allied health professionals.
  • To support the ongoing professional development of all members of the pharmacy team.