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Specialist Pharmacist: Aseptic Services

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Depending on experience
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you keen to develop your technical knowledge as well as your clinical and leadership skills in an acute hospital setting? Why not come and join our friendly, supportive aseptic team.

At Salisbury we are committed to developing our team members as well as our services. Some experience and knowledge of Aseptic Services is required however both in-house and externally recognised training will be given to the successful candidate. You will be supported by a range of experienced technical and clinical pharmacy team members to develop your professional knowledge and skills allowing progression to a band 8a position.

There is also the opportunity to develop your post-graduate knowledge in Technical Services through completion of the Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance course.

For a taste of what it is like to work within our team at Salisbury please visit:

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities and Duties
  • To be operationally responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the aseptic dispensing service to ensure effective and safe use of resources, to establish capacity, and the timely preparation of clinically appropriate medication.
  • To assist in the organisation and management of the aseptic services to ensure that products are fit for their intended use, resources are used effectively and there is timely delivery of products.
  • To assist the Aseptic Services Accountable Pharmacist in the provision of professional expertise to the aseptic unit to ensure compliance with Section 10 Exemption and National Standards (QAAPs) to ensure provision of a safe aseptic service.
  • To implement training in aseptic preparation in order that staff are fully equipped to undertake appropriate aseptic work in a safe, consistent and efficient manner
  • To undertake project/development work for the aseptic dispensing service and wider cancer care pharmacy team to ensure continued development to meet appropriate standards.
  • To be responsible for proposing policy or service changes, and implement agreed changes, some of which may impact on other disciplines, to ensure service continues to develop and meet appropriate standards, thereby contributing to improving quality.
  • On completion of key objectives and on progression to band 8a, you will be responsible to the line manage an assigned Band 6 Pharmacist.

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 about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (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. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, 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 full details of this post and the essential experience in the attached job description and person specification.

This role includes participation in the Weekend working in Dispensary. This is currently a 1 in 8 week rota and includes working one bank holiday per year.

The pharmacy service covers over 20 in-patient wards (500 beds) which includes a full range of medical wards (cardiology, endocrinology, respiratory, elderly care, acute medicine) surgical wards (orthopaedics, general surgery and our award winning Burns and plastics unit) and the regional Duke of Cornwall spinal unit. We have a dedicated Cancer Care Ward and a busy Day Case unit as well as an onsite Hospice. We have a fully automated and newly refurbished dispensary with a state of the art dispensing robots led by our experienced pharmacy team of assistants and technicians.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • Vocational Pharmacy Master'sDegree (4 years) + 1 year pre-registration training
  • Postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy at diploma level or similar
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance (PTQA) for Band 8a or equivalent academic achievements or experience
  • Pharmacist registered with General Pharmaceutical Council as a pharmacist.
  • Demonstrates ongoing CPD relevant to the role.


  • Knowledge of SACTs/CIVAs/PN services and related pharmacological therapies
  • PTQA
  • Proven record of recognising opportunities to develop or improve a service area for

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust



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