Specialist Pharmacist - Clinical Trials

Band 7

Main area
Division B - Pharmacy
Band 7
Part Time 20 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata
29/01/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Quality Care Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated part time (20 hours/week) Band 7 Pharmacist to work within the pharmacy clinical trials dispensary team. You should have previous clinical trials experience and experience in oncology would be beneficial, though not essential.  We ideally require a working pattern to cover Monday-Friday, although some flexibility may be possible, with core hours of 12-2pm.

You will be based within the Clinical Trials Dispensary and play a pivotal role in the clinical trial dispensing work stream, ensuring targets agreed with Research & Development and the trust are met. You will provide a clinical trial prescription verification service, be responsible for final product check and release, and resolving any clinical queries. You will work with the dispensing team to ensure all appropriate clinical trial documentation is completed in line with legislation, Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Clinical Practice. You will also play a vital role in the supply of non-trial medication dispensed by the Clinical Trials Dispensary including compassionate use supplies, named patient schemes and other specialist medicines supplied to our patients.

In addition to the above, as the Specialist Pharmacist based in the Clinical Trials Dispensary you will: support the Dispensary Manager in the operation of the Clinical Trials Dispensary; take an active role in developing and enhancing the systems and processes associated with the provision of both the trial and non-trial dispensing service; assist in the training of all rotational members of staff, taking the lead on the training of rotational Band 6 Pharmacists; line manage the Dispensary Pharmacist – Clinical Trials and in conjunction with the Clinical Trials Team review & modify pharmacy trial folder documentation.

This post is due to close on 29th January 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

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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

Lynne Whitehead, Lead Pharmacist Clinical Trials (Non-oncology) on 01223 216057 (Tues-Fri 09:00-14:30) or lynne.whitehead@addenbrookes.nhs.uk (line manager; note annual leave 7th-21st August) or
Wendy Gooding, Specialist Pharmacist Clinical Trials (Non-oncology) on 01223 348719 (Mon-Fri 09:30-15:30) or wendy.gooding@addenbrookes.nhs.uk (previous post-holder; note annual leave 21st July-4th August)

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