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Clinical Trials Senior Pharmacy Technician

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, pro-active, and committed person to join our small and friendly pharmacy clinical trials and cancer care team.

This role as a senior pharmacy technician will oversee the operational aspects of the clinical trials service, ensuring that processes are followed in line with local standard operating procedures and national regulations to provide a safe, effective, timely and high-quality patient centred service. You will work closely with the clinical trials pharmacists and clinical trials assistant to deliver the service. As part of the role, you will liaise with multidisciplinary teams, commercial and non-commercial companies, the local Research and Development Department, clinical trials units and sponsor companies.

We are looking for someone with a passion in this area of work, with effective communication and organisational skills and demonstrate strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate will need to be self-motivated with a commitment to delivering high quality work with an ability to prioritise their workload.

Main duties of the job

The individual will be an active member of the team and will:
  • Manage the day-to-day delivery of the clinical trials service.
  • Train Pharmacy staff in clinical trial procedures.
  • Oversee monitoring of the quality and storage conditions of clinical trial products.
  • Organise, prioritise and delegate the clinical trial workload of the clinical trials team.
  • Work as an Accredited Checking Technician undertaking the final accuracy checking of prescriptions, and other dispensing duties.
  • Answer/resolve/escalate queries as appropriate.
  • Provide system administration of the chemotherapy e-prescribing system.

The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week and as part of this role will be required to work on a rota basis to provide a service on weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have approximately 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We believe working here is rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata) and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything: easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable criteria


  • GCSE Maths
  • GSCE English
  • GPhC Registration
  • Experience in hospital pharmacy environment min 1 year
  • Experience in clinical trials pharmacy practice and procedures


  • ACT Qualification
  • Current or recent GCP clinical trial certificate

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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