Senior Production Technician Aseptic Services

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A new opportunity has become available for an experienced technician with an interest in Aseptic Services. The successful applicant will become part of a busy team working within a licensed aseptic unit offering a high quality service to both internal and external customers.

As the demand for cancer care continues to grow, our vision continues to be to deliver excellence in pharmacy services to patients at St Lukes Cancer Centre within Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust has approved significant investment to the tune of 10 pharmacy posts for cancer services. Our intention is to ensure there is capacity available to respond effectively to patient need, with access to the latest evidence-based treatment, clinical trial medicines, and innovative patient pathways.

Main duties of the job

The suitable applicant should be highly motivated and have excellent attention to detail. They should be organised and able to prioritise work effectively showing excellent interpersonal and communication skills. There is some involvement with clinical trials and gene therapy within this role and therefore great enthusiasm towards new products with the ability to inspire others is essential.

For further information or an informal visit please contact:

Kathryn Shields (Chief Pharmacy Technician, Aseptic Services) 01483 571122 ext 2386

Zoe Moorhouse (Lead Pharmacy Technician, Quality Assurance) 01483 571122 ext 2386

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day co-ordination of staff and workload within the Aseptic Suite
  • Act as a validated in process checker for aseptically prepared products
  • Manufacture of aseptically prepared products
  • Responsible for the direct line management of pharmacy assistants

Co-ordinate and prioritise the workload of the department on a day-to-day basis including the allocation of the work of up to twenty pharmacy staff.
  • Supervise the work of up to ten pharmacy technicians and assistants, including practical training where appropriate.
  • Be responsible for in process checks on an annual workload of up to 50,000 items.
  • Partake in the dispensing, documenting and manufacture of drugs for up to 40 ongoing clinical trials.

The post holder is guided by departmental procedures, good manufacturing practice and hospital policy

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services plus underpinning knowledge from BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience gained from significant demonstrable in sterile manufacturing
  • Leeds University 4 days course in Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (or willingness to undertake)
  • Accredited A1 NVQ assessor ( or willingness to undertake)



  • Significant relevant experience within aseptic services
  • Previous experience of working at supervisory level

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




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