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Specialist Cancer Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

Main area
Cancer Pharmacy
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Churchill hospital / Horton hospital
Oxford / Banbury
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum pro rota
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


Opportunities for enthusiastic, highly motivated and proactive Pharmacy Technicians, 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 30 Specialist Cancer Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.


We welcome both part time and full time applicants.


The Oxford Cancer Centre and the Brodey Centre 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. This exciting opportunity can be discussed in detail with Suzanne Giacomelli or Nisha Lall on Suzanne.giacomelli@ouh.nhs.uk or Nisha Lall on Nisha.lall@ouh.nhs.uk

telephone 01865 572306


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 all of the posts may require the need to 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.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 6th January 2019

The interviews will be held on Thursday 17th January 2019.

There will be both a technical interview and a value based interview.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Suzanne or Nisha, Senior Specialist Cancer Pharmacy Technicians on  suzanne.giacomelli@ouh.nhs.uk or nisha.lall@ouh.nhs.uk or call 01865 572306