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Specialist Technical and Clinical Pharmacist

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Specialist Pharmacist - Technical Services.

This post offers the opportunity to pursue a career in both Clinical services and Technical aseptic services in our state of the art Pharmacy Technical Services Unit.

The Technical services unit holds an MHRA Manufacturing Specials (MS) license and offers a comprehensive production service to patients in the hospital and provides services to external customers and other NHS Trust.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the leadership qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

You would work closely with the Clinical lead Pharmacist, Chief Technician and the Deputy Head of Technical Services for the management and strategic development of the service. You would take responsibility for Pharmacist based roles, training, IT systems and professional aspects of the service, including supervision of rotational pharmacists and pre-registration Pharmacists.

You should be a team player with the ability to introduce change and have a keen interest in training others. You should have drive to actively participate in service evolution. Your personal commitment to training and development will be supported by our dedicated team of specialist Pharmacist and Technicians. Previous experience in Radiopharmacy is desirable but not essential.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be the lead specialist Pharmacist for Technical Services and will be responsible for ensuring that good manufacturing practice, medicines legislation and agreed procedures are adhered to on a day to day basis.

You will in conjunction with the Chief Technician will be responsible for ensuring that the Technical service units area of the Quality management system (QMS) are maintained and developed as required under the MHRA Specials License.

You will assist the Head of Technical Services in providing Technical services training and supervision of Pharmacists.

You will work with the Chief Technician, Technical services, deputies and other senior members of staff of other services within the Trust.

In return for your hard work and commitment we will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in a friendly structured environment supported by an excellent team. You will be provided with the necessary supervision and training to support the Clinical and Technical service.

Please refer to the Job Description for further information.

Person Specification



  • Master's Degree in Pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • One year pre-registration training
  • Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent Post graduate qualification
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Knowledge & Experience


  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification Pharmacy experience, with a minimum of 6 month Hospital Pharmacy Technical services experience
  • Knowledge of Good manufacturing practice (GMP) and ability to apply this knowledge in practice


  • Line management experience
  • Financial awareness regarding the management of budgets.

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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