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Quality Assurance Technical Officer

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic quality minded individual to join our Quality Control/Quality Assurance team based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The successful candidate will ideally have a science degree or pharmacy background, a good eye for detail and an ability to work accurately.

Experience and knowledge of working within a quality control laboratory and/or working within a hospital pharmacy aseptic manufacturing environment would be advantageous. However, applicants who have an interest in working within a hospital pharmacy quality assurance role specifically within aseptics would be encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

Primarily you will be responsible for analysing and monitoring environments from one of our aseptic units (Parenteral Services Unit), producing environmental monitoring reports, liaising with departmental leads, and acting as pre-releaser for products manufactured under of 'specials' licence. You will have a key role in ensuring all units with Pharmacy Technical Services are compliant to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Basic knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Basic knowledge of Good QC Laboratory Practice (GQCLP)
  • Experience of working in a laboratory undertaking analysis


  • Experience of aseptic preparation
  • Knowledge of COSHH & health and safety regulations
  • Basic knowledge of microbiology
  • Basic knowledge of Root Cause Analysis/Investigations

Skills and Abilities


  • Good analytical skills, accuracy & precision
  • Good IT skills including databases
  • Ability to generate written or electronic records
  • Ability to plan workload on daily and monthly basis


  • Risk assessment skills



  • Science Degree or equivalent OR Pharmacy Technician NVQ or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St



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