Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist / Pharmacist

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Profession
Healthcare scientist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PHARMACY DEPARTMENT

Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist / Pharmacist

Pharmacy Aseptic Services

Aseptic Production Unit

Band 7 (37.5 hours per week) + EDC

We are a major acute teaching Trust offering a wide range of clinical specialities, including tertiary referrals for HIV and Renal Medicine. Pharmacy services are well developed and deliver high quality Medicines Management.

We have a highly regarded Aseptic Production Unit (APU) at the Trust and a brand-new site is due to open in 2023. You will work closely with our Aseptic Service Leads to help steer the Quality facilitating programmes at the production unit. This post generates an opportunity for a Pharmacist / Scientist to join an expanding team delivering the pharmaceutical needs of patients at the Trust and across the NHS. The post holder will be expected to focus on the need for Aseptic Production Services with responsibilities for efficient and safe service provision.

Support for appropriate further clinical & technical development, is available.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to overseeing the operational quality aspects of the production processes, in a cost effective and efficient manner, assuring the quality of all unlicensed medicines manufactured and prepared at the Aseptic Production Unit (APU).

The post holder will ensure timely release of prepared and manufactured unlicensed medicines and will certify all unlicensed medicines as having been prepared or manufactured in compliance with current Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

Participate in validating the production processes to ensure compliance with the required standards in aseptic preparation of medicines.

Contribute to product lifecycle processes including Product Development and Product Quality Review.

Attend meetings (local & regional) when required to represent the APU.

Supervise less experienced pharmacists, technicians and students and provide training where necessary.

Will trouble shoot and undertake risk assessments in order to guide the team to ensure compliance with medicines legislation.

Deputise for the Lead Pharmacists (Technical Services) as required

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • M Pharm Degree or equivalent Or Honours degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry or similar scientific subject if combined with further education and training such as the MSc Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Registered General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Member or/& HCPC/ RPS.


Desirable

  • Technical qualification such as Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology, Quality Control, Engineering, Manufacturing.
  • Post graduate certificate or diploma in a relevant pharmaceutical field.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice and the regulations surrounding Pharmaceutical Manufacture.
  • Knowledge of clean room design and functioning.
  • Highly developed Professional knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience.


Desirable

  • Specialist knowledge of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes including equipment and facility design, construction, validation and testing.
  • Knowledge of:- o Aseptic preparation of medicines o Terminal Sterilisation processes o QA/QC services
  • An understanding of medicines management procedures
  • Knowledge of product licensing and medical devices registration


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of product development
  • Evidence of working within GMP/GDP guidelines.
  • COSHH Regulations and Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Evidence of significant, relevant and on-going personal CPD


Desirable

  • Experience of Pharmaceutical Manufacture in either a hospital or industrial environment or previous experience of managing aseptic dispensing services


Skills

Essential

  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Planning and organisational skills ability to prioritise demands on service and plan workload of self and others
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills ability to communicate with a range of people such as technicians, pharmacists, engineers, clinicians and customers


Desirable

  • Change management
  • Project Management skills


Other

Essential

  • Capable team worker with ability to create and sustain good relationships.
  • Able to deal with constant interruptions, multiple pressures and at times aggression.
  • Methodical with attention to detail


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Mount Vernon Street

Liverpool

L7 8YE

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