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Chief Technician Aseptic Operations

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Technician looking for a dynamic role within a renowned London Trust? Are you passionate about delivering high quality chemotherapy services and developing teams to deliver this? If so, we want to hear from you!

As the Chief Technician Aseptic Operations, you'll be one of our managers running the operations of our busy aseptic units.You'll be working with our Pharmacists, Technicians, Quality department, apprentices and other junior staff to ensure we run an efficient high quality, patient focused aseptic service.

You will play a pivotal role, working within the aseptic unit within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at the Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospital sites.

Our two aseptic units are staffed by enthusiastic and committed teams delivering a high number of doses daily across both sites to various specialities, including our rapidly expanding BMT unit, and one of only three gestational trophoblastic disease centres nationwide.

Our Pharmacy team are a large department of over 300 staff working across St Mary's, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals. We are a leading Trust in research and clinical trials, enabling you to experience diverse and exciting opportunities.

You will not only have the opportunity to explore and enhance your technical expertise, but you will also be a key member of aseptics management team.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality, patient focused, aseptic service, to patients of the Trust particularly with regard to provision of a chemotherapy compounding service.

To co-ordinate the patient list and treatments for oncology and haematology patients, to act as a first point of contact for queries to ensure smooth running of the service.

To co-ordinate all pharmaceutical aspects of all products prepared in the aseptic unit.

To maintain and develop the aseptic processes in line with GMP to ensure the smooth running of the service.

To help facilitate and support the efficient and cost effective use of medicines within the aseptic unit.

To provide expert advice on pharmaceutical matters, undertaking risk management and ensuring compliance with medicines legislation. To facilitate and support the efficient and cost effective use of medicines. To develop, train, motivate and encourage staff working within technical services.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Recognised pharmacy technicians qualification e.g. NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services
  • Registered Technician with the GPhC
  • Accredited Checking Technician or aseptic equivalent


  • GMP/GCP qualification
  • Management Qualification (e.g. CMS)



  • A solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice and extensive experience working in aseptic services.
  • Previous experience of managing others
  • Previous experience in training others
  • Previous experience with pharmacy computer systems


  • Experience of research and audit
  • Management of poor performance



  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical ability for problem solving
  • The ability to communicate empathetically towards patients
  • Good understanding of National and local priorities


  • Communicates best practice outside the organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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