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Radiopharmacy Technician

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone who is looking to further their career in Healthcare.

The Radiopharmacy unit is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person to join our friendly and dynamic team to provide a high quality radiopharmaceutical service. The role as a Radiopharmacy Technician would be ideal for someone with a background in Pharmacy Technical services, Nuclear Medicine or Good Manufacturing Practice. For the right candidate who shows an aptitude for the job we would encourage further training to help with future career development.

The Addenbrookes CUH strives to innovate and improve care to patients. You will be part of a team of highly professional and dedicated staff whose aim is to provide an excellent, patient focus service. The prime function of the unit is the preparation of diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, in a safe and efficient manner according to Good Manufacturing Practice and National Standards.

Our aim is to provide our valued staff with training to become skilled, competent and confident in their job roles. We encourage innovative working which includes the development of our facilities to meet regulatory requirements and the growing needs of the service. We promote learning and development within our organisation.

We welcome applicants who are willing to be part of a team in a very unit where the role is diverse, Radiopharmacy experience advantageous but not compulsory as full training will be given.

Main duties of the job

Perform duties in Radiopharmacy to aid the safe and efficient preparation of radiopharmaceuticals for use in diagnostic and therapies indication for patients across the region.
  • Responsible for assisting the Radiopharmacy Production Manager, Quality System Manager and the Head of Radiopharmacy in the provision and development of Radiopharmacy Services within Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Performs and coordinates technical duties to ensure smooth running of the Radiopharmacy Unit ensuring supply of radiopharmaceuticals for patients at Cambridge University Hospitals and other hospitals requesting the service.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the Radiopharmacy documentation system for the facility, equipment and environment.
  • Undertakes training of students, trainees, and other junior staff including Assistant Technical Officer in the Radiopharmacy Unit.
  • Undertakes the highly specialised quality control systems for the manufactured radiopharmaceuticals in close cooperation with the Radiopharmacy Production Manager.


About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 28th April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 9th May 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Awareness of the needs of confidentiality


Skills

Essential

  • Highly developed manipulative skills to ensure accuracy, speed and precision skills to be able to perform radiopharmaceutical manufacture, quality control and radiolabelling of autologous blood products
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with different levels of staff and customers
  • Good written communication skills
  • Able to liaise with customers effectively
  • Able to negotiate with customers regarding their requirements in light of service capacity issues
  • Able to communicate sensitively with customers in the event of problems with supply and subsequent risk of cancelling patient appointments
  • Must be able to receive and understand complex information such as calculation of radioactivity required on different days, and subsequent assessment of purchase options which would fill requirements
  • Ability to manoeuvre heavy and bulky objects e.g. generators which weigh over 20kg, lead containers
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently
  • Quick leaner
  • Logical though processes
  • Ability to coordinate work flows
  • Able to plan own workload according to departmental priorities
  • Able to check work of others
  • Act as a role model for aseptic technique when training all new staff
  • Understanding of Radiation Protection principles and practice
  • Ability to make numerical calculations with speed and accuracy


Desirable

  • Ability to start work early mornings/unsocial hours
  • Transcribe data accurately
  • Write and review documents
  • IT and Q-Pulse systems


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of principles of aseptic manufacture and quality control
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice and its application
  • Evidence of day-to-day operational management skills


Desirable

  • Basic radiopharmaceutical chemistry


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in GMP aseptic preparation of pharmaceutical/radiopharmaceutical products
  • Proven ability to dispense/or manufacture aseptic pharmaceutical/radiopharmaceutical products accurately without making errors
  • Pharmaceutical environmental/equipment/product monitoring experience


Desirable

  • Experience in Radiopharmacy GMP aseptic preparation
  • Licensed aseptic manufacturing activities
  • Dispensing and large scale manufacturing
  • Experience in gathering data for pharmaceutical quality audit
  • Experience in training junior staff within aseptic services
  • Good range of aseptic dispensing/manufacturing experience (CIVAS, TPN, Cytotoxics)
  • Evidence of some staff management
  • Previous involvement in staff training
  • Knowledge of radiation protection legislation and national standards: IRR99,IR(ME)R2000, RSA93/ ISO 9001, Transport of Dangerous Goods 1999


Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services
  • BTEC Professional Diploma in Aseptic Services or equivalent or Relevant Scientific Degree
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council or Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists


Desirable

  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ

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180-B-244114

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