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Cancer Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

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Cancer Pharmacy
Band 5
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum pro rata
06/01/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Specialist Cancer Pharmacy Technician – Part time 22.5 hours a week.
Band 5

Opportunities are currently available for enthusiastic, highly motivated and proactive Pharmacy Technician, with excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal Skills, to join the Cancer Pharmacy team at the Oxford Cancer & Haematology Centre. The Specialist Cancer Pharmacy Team currently has a skill mix of 26 Specialist Cancer Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. We welcome both part time and full time applicants.

The Oxford Cancer Centre, The Churchill Hospital and the Brodey Centre, The Horton Hospital provide comprehensive care for patients with cancer within Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. These services include: Oncology, Clinical Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant unit, In-patient and Outpatient services, Specialist palliative care service, pain relief unit, and a Cancer Research UK Clinical Research unit. The centre is an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) and a Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC).
We provide day case dispensing in our Satellite pharmacy in Oxford and at the Brodey centre at the Horton Hospital in Banbury. We also dispense for Outpatient clinics for the Cancer directorate which includes Radiotherapy.

Key roles include:
Delivery of Medicine Management service to adult cancer in-patients, out-patients, and day case patients
Accredited Technician Checking (ACT)
Maintenance of the computerised prescribing system
Involvement in audits and financial reporting
Pharmacy service to Day Treatment Units in Oxford and Banbury.
Dispensary duties
Patient counselling
Opportunity to learn about Cancer drugs and develop CPD
Opportunity for attendance to the Annual British Oncology Pharmacy Association Conference on a rotational basis.

Consideration will be given to anyone wanting to be based at the Horton in Banbury, but the posts require the need to be able work cross site to cover work demand.

Successful applicants meeting the essential criteria will be offered a band 5 post. We also, however, welcome applications from candidates who are working towards the essential criteria. Such applicants, if successful, will be offered a band 4 post, with automatic progression to band 5 in the future on meeting the remaining essential criteria. Support will be given for training and development to enable such progression.



Closing Date: 6th Jan 2019
Planned Interview Date(s) 17th Jan 2019



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

laire Baldwin, telephone 01295 229423 email claire.baldwin@ouh.nhs.uk
Chandra Maraj, telephone 01865 572306, email Chandra.Maraj@ouh.nhs.uk