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  • Oncology Patient Experience Undergraduate

  • United Kingdom – Walton Oaks
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  • ­­ Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2021/2022

    Oncology Patient Experience Undergraduate

    Oncology Business Unit
    Patient Experience Team

    Team Overview

    Pfizer UK Oncology has been developing collaborations with NHS organisations focusing on improving the experience of cancer patients since 2011. The team works above brand and is entirely non-promotional delivering projects in both solid tumours and blood cancers with across the UK. The Patient Experience Team also has close links with patient organisations and hosts the Oncology Business Unit’s patient engagement and involvement work.

    What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?

    Working in this department you will have the opportunity to work on different stages of a project life cycles, from initial conversations with NHS stakeholders through delivery to implementation and evaluation. The work requires interaction with several internal departments and you will have the opportunity to work and potentially lead cross functional team activities.

    This work is becoming increasingly important for Pfizer and is fully linked with the global team as well as with similar work in other markets. The role will require contact, collaboration and interaction with the New York Headquarters Team as well as working across other countries.

    Analysis and comprehension of the UK healthcare environment is crucial as the changing face of the NHS drives the shape of cancer services, it is our role to build this dynamic environment into our strategies while ensuring that patient needs and wants are also encompassed in project outputs and outcomes.

    The role will involve liaison and partnership with various patient advocacy groups as well as with our developing internal patient engagement and involvement structure and ensuring the voice of the patient is properly represented in our projects is crucial.

    Typical project work will include:

    working on projects that explore how technology can be used to improve the experience of cancer patientsworking with patient groups to appreciate the needs of people with cancerworking with clinical teams (specialist doctors, nurses, and pharmacists) to explore ways to redesign healthcare services to improve efficiency and patient experienceworking on patient education and support programmes

    In addition, support in some marketing of non-promotional assets will be experienced with, in turn, all of the foregoing, providing the opportunity to develop a comprehension of the compliance and regulatory framework and to interact with additional company departments dedicated to this as well as with external agencies.

    What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?

    Working as a member of a dynamic, highly motivated, cohesive, and high performing teamActive participation on patient experience strategy evolutionIntroduction to project management, innovative project delivery, implementation, and evaluationAttending or directing monthly team meetings and participating in Cross functional teams liaising with colleagues across medical and commercial teamsUK healthcare environment analysisTrainingAttending events and conferences focused on cancer patient experience as well as AI and digital conferencesOpportunity to participate to Pfizer volunteering activities

    When can I start?

    Placements will start on 5th September 2022 and will run for 12 months.


    Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ‘ Skills ’, ‘ Knowledge ’ and ‘ Motivation ’:

    Studying for a Degree course with an Industrial Placement as part of the course or taking a gap yearOn target for a Degree ClassificationWell-developed inter-active skillsOpen approach to inclusivity and diversityInterested in improving the experience of NHS patientsMindful natureAnalytics and organisational skillsMotivation on learning environment evolution and internal dynamics in a Big Pharma CompanySensitive to Compliance and Confidentiality aspectsOpen minded and thoughts sharing approach

    Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.

    Position will close for applications on 31st August 2021

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