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Senior Pharmacy Technician Aseptic Services

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Band 5 Senior Pharmacy Technician Aseptic Services who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a keen and reliable individual to join the Pharmacy Aseptic Unit at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral.

This position will involve working within the Pharmacy team and alongside a multi-disciplinary team of health and wellbeing professionals to deliver high quality services to patients. A key part of this role will be to provide administrative and clerical support to the pharmacy aseptic unit.

Our Values are Caring, Respect, Teamwork and Improvement. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

This is a rewarding role for an individual who is an excellent communicator, motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to meet challenges and deliver to deadlines. You will partake in an in-house training program of development to ensure high standards of patient care are maintained and will have the opportunity to be involved in service development and procedures implementation of our aseptic services.

Main duties of the job

The Job Description outlines the roles of an Aseptic Services Senior Pharmacy Technician. You will provide support to the Chief/Deputy Chief Technicians and other senior Aseptic Services staff carrying out ordering, stock control, cleaning and monitoring of the aseptic facility.

You will also work in the support areas of the aseptic suite setting up product trays for products to be made and carrying out the compounding of aseptic products.

You will be required to communicate complex Information effectively verbally, in writing and where appropriate using electronic formats, with colleagues, customers and staff from other professions on Aseptic products and supervision related issues.

Concentration will be required for periods of two hours or longer, session ally, to observe and supervise product preparation and complete documents. Carry out self and in -process checks throughout the production process.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Senior Pharmacy Technician Aseptic Services position available with WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services/BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent
  • Accuracy Checking Accredited
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain
  • Minimum of 2 years experience post qualification with at least one working in a licensed manufacturing aseptic unit
  • Pharmacy labelling and stock control systems


  • NVQ A1 workplace assessor
  • BTEC Accuracy Checking Certificate in Technical Services
  • Working with the JAC stock control system
  • Have attended the Aseptic Preparation & Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) Course or equivalent
  • Experience of working with high cost medication and dose banding of chemotherapy

Knowledge and Skills


  • Extensive knowledge of preparing a wide range of aseptic products
  • Accurate and methodical - good attention to detail
  • Organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Computer/keyboard skills
  • Word processing, email, accurate data entry skills

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Training of Aseptic services staff
  • Participated in service audit

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good management/people skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to deal with constant interruptions

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiasm for the position
  • Lead by example - positive and optimistic
  • Self motivated, reliable, proactive and conscientious
  • Ability to work accurately, under pressure and to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Able to deal with and resolve conflict and disagreement
  • Flexible in approach to work - ability to empathise with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Ability to multi-task and change from one job to another frequently, working alone and as a team member
  • Participation in evening, weekend and bank holiday working as per departmental roster
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intensive physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities including climbing ladders, stretching, bending and standing for long periods of time

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Arrowe Road


CH49 5PE

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