• Full Time
  • Sutton SM2
  • 27,129 - 28,649 £ / Year

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £27,129 – £28,649 a year

Job type

  • Full-time


Sutton SM2

Full job description

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and self-motivated professional to join our clinical trials team at the Sutton site of the Royal Marsden.

You will be part of a team consisting of Pharmacists, Technicians and Assistants, who are always striving for excellence in all aspects of our work. We are working collaboratively as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure we always deliver outstanding care to our patients.

This is an exciting time to join the Royal Marsden Hospital Clinical Trials Department. Our service is built around providing a high-quality service to our patients and staff of the Trust. The Oak Cancer Centre (a new, state-of-the-art treatment and research facility) opened in June 2023 in Sutton which will speed up the translation of world-leading research into breakthroughs in treatment and care, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.

The hospital has recently introduced the EPIC digital health record system and we are looking to use the full capabilities of this system to support the pharmacy teams and become a more efficient and truly paperless department.

The Job Description outlines the roles of the Senior Assistant, Clinical Trials cancer. You will be expected to dispense all types of clinical trials prescriptions promptly and accurately as they pass through the clinical trials dispensary, ensuring that all trial protocols, standard operating procedures and current legislation are adhered to. Together with the team you will be responsible for ensuring that the trials service runs smoothly; this will include stock control, accurate record keeping and drug accountability of clinical trials, counselling patients, completing deliveries, archiving, liaising within a multi-disciplinary team and training colleagues in the dispensing of trials.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That’s why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification:

To provide excellent customer service to patients and their carers presenting at the pharmacy research hatch and on the telephone

To participate in all aspects of dispensing for the Clinical Trials service at Chelsea (both IV and oral medication) and ensure an efficient, structured and accurate service

Assist in the directing, supervising and co-ordinating teams of Pharmacists, Technicians and Assistants s in the daily running of the clinical trial (CT) dispensary according to standard operating procedures and delegate to other members of staff where appropriate.

Collate and co-ordinate the CT dispensary by producing the CT dispensary daily list to efficiently manage time and workload

Issue clinical trial medication to patients and counsel them on their trial medication when appropriate.

To be responsible for the co-ordination of the receipt, storage and supply of clinical trial medication within the Pharmacy Department.

To apply for this job please visit www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk.