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Senior Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

HCA UK at The Christie Private Care – Manchester, Greater Manchester
Full time
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Role: Senior Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (Acute Care and Oncology)
Location: The Christie Private Care Centre, Manchester
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive (dependent on skills & experience) which includes  late shift, on-call and weekend services allowance).

Golden Hello: We are offering a one-off Golden Hello payment of £5000 for this position (T&C's apply)

We’re looking for a Senior Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (Acute Care and Oncology) to join our Pharmacy team at The Christie Private Care Centre, currently rated “Outstanding” by the CQC. Currently the world’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care, The Christie Private Care provides advanced cancer care and houses the world's largest early clinical trials unit. Our specialist team treat private patients using a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment all on one site.

Job Description

  • The post holder will support the delivery and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services to all Oncology services at The Christie Private Care Hospital (TCPC).

  • They will provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service which meets the needs of patients and healthcare professionals within TCPC.

  • The post-holder will also ideally have experience in Oncology Services, who is motivated, proactive and can contribute to the development and growth of the pharmacy department within TCPC.

  • They will support the implementation of medicine management systems concerned with Oncology and Acute Care services at TCPC.

  • The post holder will provide a specialist clinical pharmacy service to Oncology and Acute services. 

  • They will act as a role model in the oncology pharmacy field and undertake clinical supervision of pharmacy staff and teaching of nursing and medical staff. 

  • The post holder is professionally accountable for any pharmacy function for which they assume responsibility.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, with a BPharm, MPharm or BSC in Pharmacy

  • Additional postgraduate clinical qualification e.g. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or other relevant post-graduation qualification

  • Extensive hospital experience essential

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is desirable

  • Experience in a clinical specialist area – e.g. Oncology and Acute Medicine is highly desirable


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Pharmacist you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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