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Specialist Pharmacy Technician Higher Level (Clinical Trials)

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are offering an exciting opportunity for suitable applicants to join the pharmacy clinical trials team at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Clinical Trials team is expanding its workforce to increase research at Sheffield teaching hospitals. The Trust is one of the busiest and most successful NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK.

Are you interested in entering the world of research? Do you want to contribute to evidence based practice? If yes, then this role offers you the chance to make a real difference to the delivery of research and gain valuable experience in clinical trials.

The successful applicant will be supporting the Pharmacy Clinical Trials team in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of both commercially and non-commercially sponsored studies. Ensuring all current legislation, MHRA guidelines and Good Clinical Practice standards are met. Improving patient care through research and innovation is vital to everything we do. The post holder must be able to work with medical and nursing staff and other health care professionals.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the day to day management of the clinical trials dispensing services, including aseptic clinical trials to maximise efficiency and product quality.

To implement developments within the clinical trial service and aseptic services to meet the needs of the patient.

To develop, train and motivate staff ensuring they feel valued both for their contribution to the department and as individuals.

Provide highly specialist technical expertise in the preparation of injectable investigational medicinal products (IMPs).

About us

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. It is an energetic and vibrant organisation that places patients and staff at the heart of everything they do. We provide a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield, including cancer, spinal cord injuries, renal and cardiothoracic services.

As a teaching hospital, we have a great commitment to education, training, and development of staff, including undergraduates from many professions. You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all its staff and the community it services. The NHS offers a wide range of benefits including pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance and career, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

A Great place to live and work!

Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside. Its central location and excellent transport links also mean it is less than two hours from most major metropolitan areas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 5 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 6.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • (Band 5 & 6) NVQ level 3 or BTEC level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceuticals Sciences (or equivalent)
  • (Band 5 & 6) GPhC Registration


Experience

Essential

  • (Band 6) Experienced and competent in pharmacy clinical trials
  • (Band 6) Knowledge of pharmacy aseptic working practice.
  • (Band 6) Evidence of working as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • (Band 6) Experience of working within service development projects.
  • (Band 6) Experience of working in clinical trials
  • (Band 6) Experience in supervising a technical area within the pharmacy (i.e. medicines management of a ward area, dispensary, aseptics)


Desirable

  • (Band 5) Experienced and competent in pharmacy clinical trials
  • (Band 5) Knowledge of pharmacy aseptic working practice.
  • (Band 5) Evidence of working as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • (Band 5) Experience of working within service development projects.
  • (Band 5) Experience of working in clinical trials
  • (Band 5) Experience in supervising a technical area within the pharmacy (i.e. medicines management of a ward area, dispensary, aseptics)


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • (Band 6) Able to demonstrate knowledge of clinical trial processes, including relevant legislation and local policies
  • (Band 6) Able to demonstrate specialist clinical trials knowledge (GCP,GMP), relevant or applicable to the job role, underpinned by theory or relevant practical experience
  • (Band 5 & 6) Developed IT skills


Desirable

  • (Band 5) Able to demonstrate knowledge of clinical trial processes, including relevant legislation and local policies
  • (Band 5) Able to demonstrate specialist clinical trials knowledge (GCP,GMP), relevant or applicable to the job role, underpinned by theory or relevant practical experience
  • (Band 5) Appropriate Short Management Courses e.g. Appraisal training, Leadership skills
  • (Band 5 & 6) Appropriate Short Management Courses e.g. Appraisal training, Leadership skills


Personal Qualities / Aptitudes

Essential

  • (Band 5 & 6) Have excellent communication skills non-verbal, verbal and written, in order to communicate with a broad spectrum of people (healthcare professionals and members of the public).


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road

Sheffield

S10 2JF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

190-7335-DIR-B

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