191042 ADVANCED CANCER CARE PHARMACIST

Nhs Lothian

191042 ADVANCED CANCER CARE PHARMACIST

Band 8A (£56,992 - £61,522)

Nhs Lothian, Craigleith, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 9 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We will fully support disabled candidates, and candidates with long-term conditions or who are neurodivergent by making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment policy and practices.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 


NHS Lothian Pharmacy & Medicines Service


Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital

Advanced Cancer Care Pharmacist (Inpatient oncology)

Band 8A, 1.0 WTE, 37 hours

Fixed term 10 months 

(with weekend, public holiday and oncall commitment)

£56,992-£61,522


NHS Lothian covers Edinburgh city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. We are the second largest health system in NHS Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards. We have strategic partnerships with local Universities, Local Authorities and our four Integration Joint Boards. We serve a population of 900,000, providing a range of primary, community based and acute hospital services. We also provide regional and national services across a range of clinical specialties.


The vision for the Pharmacy & Medicines service is to deliver clinically led, person-centred services to ensure patients across Lothian get the best from their medicines and pharmacy services.  We are focussed on creating an environment where each person in the team has the opportunity to flourish, develop and make best use of their skills.


The Edinburgh Cancer Centre (ECC) lies within the Southeast of Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN), providing day-case, inpatient and outpatient services for oncology and haematology patients. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, forward thinking and highly motivated pharmacist to join the senior pharmacy team in Cancer Services. This maternity leave post will enable continued provision of clinical pharmacy services to oncology inpatients, leading a small team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support workers to deliver pharmaceutical care to a bed base of 80 patients across 5 wards. 

The pharmacists at ECC are integral to the multidisciplinary team and are highly valued to ensure accurate and safe delivery of systemic anticancer therapy. Alongside safe provision of SACT, the inpatient oncology team play an essential part in the  safe and effective medicines use in patients admitted for complications of their cancer, treatment, or for symptom control. The post holder will also have responsibility for coordination of education for pharmacy and medical undergraduates, and for contribution to protocol and guideline development through departmental SACT & medicines governance groups.

Candidates must have a Master of Pharmacy Degree or equivalent, must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and should have completed a Clinical Diploma or Masters in Clinical Pharmacy.  An independent prescribing qualification is essential. 

Ideally, candidates will have experience pro-actively influencing prescribing within a cancer setting, and will have gained experience working in a patient focussed environment using their knowledge and skills to improve patient care and promote optimal outcomes from medicines. 

Part-time working and job-share proposals will be considered.

For further information please contact Fionagh Ross, Lead Cancer Care Pharmacist NHS Lothian fionagh.ross@nhs.scot   Tel or Claire McCabe, Advanced Cancer Care Pharmacist NHS Lothian claire.mccabe@nhs.scot Tel: