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Senior Pharmacy or Science Manufacturing Technician - ASU Training

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for either a registered pharmacy technician or registered science manufacturing technician to join our team at NGH licensed aseptic unit.

If you are passionate about patient care, manufacturing specials & working in a team, this could be for you!

Here at NGH we mostly manufacture chemotherapy, but also participate in some trials and other medicinal specials. We will train you in all aspects of this, including final release.

Main duties of the job

To be an integral part of the Pharmacy Team developing Aseptic Services for the patients and staff of this Trust and other local healthcare providers.

To participate in the provision of aseptically prepared intravenous medicines using technical skills, including final check and release of aseptically prepared products.

To participate in training activities as advised by the specialist pharmacy technician - ASU.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIESTo assist in the provision of aseptically prepared pharmaceuticals (batches and patientspecific). This will include the following tasks, all performed accurately and following SOPs:To co-ordinate the day to day workload, ensuring items are manufactured in a timelymanner and colleagues are supported. To follow good manufacturing practice (GMP) at all times. To generate worksheets and labels, ensuring medicines are charged correctly usingthe pharmacy computer system. To in process check worksheets and labels, ensuring medicines are charged correctly. To assemble drugs, diluents and consumables prior to aseptic dispensing. To participate in in-process checks of drugs, diluents and consumables prior toaseptic dispensing. To assist with decontamination of products from the support room & cleanroom prior topreparation (spraying and wiping). To check /prepare the isolators are ready for use before each session. To aseptically dispense injections and infusions within the appropriate work zone. To in-process volume check injections and infusions. To final pack and label prepared items and pass them to the final checking stage. To dispense batched products, including product selection, labelling and packaging,including parental nutrition. To order and dispense outsourced patient specific items, including parental nutrition. To be registered as a named person on the Intrathecal Chemotherapy register, inorder to complete the above tasks for Intrathecal drugs. To final check and release dispensed patient specific aseptic items. To final check dispensed parental nutrition or other aseptic items manufactured byexternal suppliers. To final check batched aseptic items & take these to QA for release. To only complete the above tasks if validations and competencies have beencompleted and authorised, and to keep all validations and competencies for the abovetasks in date. To seek advice from senior colleagues where needed.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Pharmacy or Science Manufacturing Technician

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of hospital Aseptic Services
  • In-depth experience of GMP



  • Able to undertake aseptic manipulations in an isolator

Personal Qualities


  • Good Personal Hygiene

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

Northampton General Hospital


Northampton general hospital




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