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Higher Level Quality Assurance Officer

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated pharmacy technician or scientist to join our friendly and dynamic team to provide high quality of Quality Assurance within the aseptic services.

You will be part of an expanding team of highly professional and dedicated staff whose aim is to provide an excellent, patient focus service.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust strives to innovate and improve care to patients. The Trust has recently approved the business case for a new pharmacy aseptic, clinical trials and radiopharmacy facility. The new facility is expected to be in operation in 2025.

The prime function of the unit is the preparation of cytotoxic, monoclonal antibodies and clinical trials in a safe and efficient manner according to Good Manufacturing Practice and National Standards.

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

We welcome applicants from hospital and industry preferably with aseptic experience, but not essential as full training will be given

Main duties of the job

Proven post-qualification experience in pharmaceutical QA and/or aseptic production

Planning and prioritising of workload and task allocation

Supporting the training of pre-registration and support staff in Quality Assurance activities

Will form part of a small, dedicated QA service provided to Pharmacy Aseptic Services, which will be working towards holding a Manufacturing Specials

Will participate weekly in production related activities and undertake Accredited Checking Technician in the Pharmacy Aseptic Services as part of the Pharmacy Technician Aseptic Services rotas.

Work on their own initiative at times under the supervision of Senior, Principal and Chief Technicians.

Support the work of the Pharmacy Aseptic Services in the provision of a weekend service late nights and bank holidays in the Aseptic Unit. Overall operational accountability rests with thePrincipal Technician Aseptic and Clinical Trials Services.

To act as a product approver, carry out the final approval checks, according to standard operating procedures on medicinal products prepared in the pharmacy aseptic unit.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Qualifications and Experience

Essential criteria

BTEC in Pharmaceutical science/ NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services, or equivalent qualification
  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist

Registration with The General Pharmaceutical Council or Science Council

Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

Desirable criteria
  • Aseptic Experience

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to, and evidence of, formal continuous professional development (CPD)

Person Specification



  • oBtec in Pharmaceutical science and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services, or equivalent
  • oRegistration with appropriate professional body


  • oEducation / teaching / training qualifications
  • oNational Accredited Checking Technician qualification / Product Approval qualification



  • oProven experience working in a pharmacy or laboratory environment
  • oExperience working in a QA or QC environment
  • oExperience working in aseptic services


  • oWorking within a licenced facility
  • oExperience of developing and implementing Standard operating procedures
  • oExperience of pharmaceutical microbiology
  • oAbility to demonstrate meticulous attention to detail

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


Location C31 New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton Road


WV10 0QP

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