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Senior Pharmacy Technician Education and Training

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a major acute teaching Trust offering a wide range of clinical specialties, including tertiary referrals for HIV and Renal Medicine. Pharmacy services are well developed and deliver high quality Medicines Management.

We have a highly regarded, brand new Aseptic Production Unit (APU) at the Trust. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with experience in aseptic services. You will work closely with the lead for Education and Training to help steer the team at the production unit.

Your knowledge and skills within the technical area of Aseptics, will be vital to developing the workforce at the manufacturing site. You will help to drive the development of new training programmes, to ensure the delivery of high standard training.

You must be a qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC and have experience of working in Aseptic Services.

Main duties of the job

Supporting the Training & Education Lead in the co-ordination, implementation and delivery of training programmes designed for all bands of aseptic services staff using nationally recognised standard frameworks, to include NVQ level 2 & 3 or GPhC approved training programmes supporting staff ensuring timely completion and achievement.

Support delivery of education and training programmes for Support Staff, including delivery of training for Student Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians and Assistant Technical Officers.

Participation in the delivery of education, training and CPD programmes for staff involved in aseptic preparation and dispensing of medicines. Provide technical support and supervision in supporting staff to achieve completion of training packs.

Working closely with senior team members support service development to enhance delivery of a safe, effective, efficient, and cost-effective service in-line with available resources. Adhering to current legislation and regulatory compliance as per Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) standards and following the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

Support the aseptic services unit by dispensing for inpatients and outpatients including parenteral nutrition, cytotoxic agents, injectable CIVAS products, clinical trials and unlicensed medicines using a pharmacy computer system and automated systems in order to maintain professional competencies.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide training for staff designed to undertake aseptic services work in the pharmacy and maintain records at all times.

To deliver on a day to day basis the dispensing and manufacturing services, in line with resources and service demands.

To assist in the co-ordination and planning of departmental in-house training sessions and learning & development opportunities for all aseptic services pharmacy staff.

To assist in the co-ordination of competency-based assessments for all new aseptic pharmacy staff, including regular competency training for existing staff.

Assist with the implementation of training packages and learning programmes for rotational and student pharmacy technicians and assistants within aseptic services.

In collaboration with the Education & Training Lead support the provision of a comprehensive education, training and development programme for all support staff involved in the aseptic medicines process.

Please refer to the detailed Job Description attached

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3 Pharmaceutical Science, BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent Pharmacy Technician with GPHC
  • Attendance of Aseptic Preparation of Dispensed Medicines (APDM) course


  • Accredited Technical Checker



  • Demonstrable experience as a qualified technician
  • Good range of Aseptic dispensing and manufacturing experience
  • Evidence of relevant and on-going personal CPD
  • Education and training of Pharmacy staff
  • Multi-disciplinary team work


  • Environmental, equipment and product monitoring experience.



  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation (QAAP's) Services standards
  • Knowledge of GPhC requirements for Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians



  • Excellent mentoring, organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable management and people skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Self-motivated, reliable, proactive, and conscientious.


  • Demonstrate leadership skills



  • Accurate and methodical - meticulous attention to detail.
  • Lead by example - positive and optimistic
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Prescot Street


L7 8XP

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