Band 6 Technical Services Pharmacist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for delivering and supporting the specialist, senior and principal pharmacists develop a high quality pharmacy service across technical services. The candidate will work closely with the senior pharmacists and the chief technicians in assisting and organising the day to day running of the manufacturing unitincluding final checking and releasing of terminally sterilised and aseptic products, cytotoxics, and non-sterile products. When required the post holder will be required to support the Barnet aseptic unit. In order to do this, he/she will work closely with the rotational pharmacists, Senior Technicians and other junior staff working within the Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit and the nurses on wards/clinics.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more detail around main responsibilities and specification requirements.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Mandatory CPD to maintain fitness to practice

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values



  • Relevant and proven hospital pharmacy manufacturing experience or relevant experience in a commercial production unit.
  • Completion of pre-registration training year


  • Experience of working in Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit would be an advantage
  • Experience of working in a hospital environment in either preregistration year or post-registration.



  • General knowledge of Pharmacy Manufacturing Units.
  • Understanding of the role of the MHRA and legislations governing Pharmacy Manufacturing Units
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Good written communication skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate including ability to use email, Internet, and competent use of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Able to speak, receive and issue instructions in English without the risk of misunderstanding
  • Able to work quickly, accurately and consistently whilst maintaining accuracy
  • Evidence of working well in a team
  • Logical thought processes
  • Able to perform calculations in order to determine amount of drug or material required to manufacture a product.

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work as part of a team (both inter and intra-disciplinary)
  • Able to use initiative and work independently
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Able to apply knowledge to practice
  • Willing to take responsibility
  • Enthusiasm / positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Common sense
  • Good time management skills i.e. able to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Confident approach but aware of own limitations and will consult when required
  • Able to work in a busy environment and remain calm under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Accurate / meticulous



  • Professional appearance and demeanour
  • Willing to learn new skills and apply these in practice
  • Willing to assist in training and monitoring of Pharmacy staff
  • Able to participate in weekend services cross site
  • Willing to work at other Trust sites if requested

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust

Pond Street



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