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Senior Radiopharmacy Technician

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an opportunity for Band 6 senior technician to join the Radiopharmacy team at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, at the Sutton site of the hospital. This post holder will provide support to production as well as quality assurance. The post offers an opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to develop their aseptic, operational, and managerial skills. The post-holders are required to work within strict time constraints to extremely high standards of accuracy, with the ability to quickly problem solve when issues arise.

The Radiopharmacy holds both MS and MIA(IMP) licence and provide comprehensive radiopharmaceutical services to both in-house and external hospitals. The operational work of the Radiopharmacy includes manufacturing, dispensing and quality control of diagnostic, therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.You can meet our friendly diverse Team and tour the facility at a touch of your fingertip by clicking on the video link below:

Ideally, the applicant would be a registered Pharmacy Technician (GPhC) or hold a suitable degree in a related scientific discipline. Previous experience in Radiopharmacy/Aseptics is essential.

Post holders must have a flexible approach to work, it is a requirement of the job that all staff are available to start work between 05:00 - 08:30 on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a comprehensive clinical Radiopharmacy service to the Trust and external purchaser.
  • To develop key specialist services with the support of the senior team in Radiopharmacy.
  • To demonstrate an extremely high standard of accuracy and safety.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • The post-holder will undertake the routine aseptic production of both diagnostic and therapeutic radioactive medicinal products for clinical use, operating within the terms of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • The post-holder will perform a range of in vitro laboratory tests using unsealed source of radioactivity, operating within the terms of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • The post-holder will calculate results from such tests, and enter the confirmed results on to the system for verification by the radiopharmaceutical scientists.
  • The post-holder will maintain suitable levels of both stock and non-stock items in the Radiopharmacy, as defined in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • To dispose of radioactive waste in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • The post-holder will be required to comply with relevant statutory requirements relating to the manufacture of radioactive medicinal products, including those related to Good Manufacturing Practice, as defined in The Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency).

Person Specification



  • PTQA/HNC/BTech in relevant discipline OR Professional knowledge acquired through first degree of related discipline


  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as Technician or Healthcare Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body (Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine)
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine Postgraduate Certificate in Radiopharmacy
  • Post-graduate qualification (certificate/diploma/MSc) in Radiopharmacy or equivalent knowledge & expertise in the field



  • Significant operational experience working within a conventional Radiopharmacy/Aseptic facility, to include at least 1-2 years recent experience at Band 5 or equivalent,
  • Experience of aseptic preparation of radiopharmaceuticals or chemotherapy in a licensed facility
  • Experience of monitoring of environment / equipment / products relevant to radiopharmacy


  • Experience in the manufacturing and quality testing of radiopharmaceuticals for clinical use
  • Experience of involvement in clinical trial related activities
  • Experience in supporting new service development
  • Experience in writing reports and Standard Operating Procedure for new processes or new equipment.
  • Experience of maintaining a Quality Management System, including investigation of errors and deviations

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Excellent written / oral communication skills


  • Clear understanding of current NHS issues and a knowledge of the nuclear medicine development agenda

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Sutton

Downs Road



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