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Senior Technician, Clincial Trials

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and self-motivated professional to join our clinical trials team at the Sutton site of the Royal Marsden.

You will be part of a team consisting of Pharmacists, Technicians and Assistants, who are always striving for excellence in all aspects of our work. We are working collaboratively as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure we always deliver outstanding care to our patients.

This is an exciting time to join the Royal Marsden Hospital Clinical Trials Department. Our service is built around providing a high-quality service to our patients and staff of the Trust. The Oak Cancer Centre (a new, state-of-the-art treatment and research facility) opened in 2023 in Sutton which will speed up the translation of world-leading research into breakthroughs in treatment and care, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.

The hospital has recently introduced the EPIC digital health record system and we are looking to use the full capabilities of this system to support the pharmacy teams and become a more efficient and truly paperless department.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will undertake duties involved in the provision of the clinical trials service within the pharmacy department, operating within procedures and current legislation governing the management of clinical trials and pharmaceuticals
  • All Clinical trials must be carried out in accordance with current UK Clinical Trial Regulations, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) regulation 2004 (EU Clinical Trial Directive) and all updates, together with ICH GCP guidelines and departmental procedures and ensure provision of a high-quality service to patients and staff at the Royal Marsden. As a member of the pharmacy clinical trials team you will be required to ensure that all of the relevant legislation and guidelines are adhered to at all times.


About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the Clinical Trials service in accordance with current UK Clinical Trial Regulations, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) regulation 2004 (EU Clinical Trial Directive) and all updates, together with ICH GCP guidelines and departmental procedures and ensure provision of a high-quality service to patients and staff at the Royal Marsden.
  • Setting up new clinical trials at RM, attending set-up meetings and working closely with Clinical Research Associates and Research Nurses.
  • Be responsible for preparing and updating clear and concise pharmacy guides and assist with nurses preparation guidelines for clinical trials.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all pharmacy procedures are in place in time for recruitment of the first patient to a new clinical trial.
  • Ensure storage condition records and accurate expiry records for clinical trials are kept up to date and archived for future reference.
  • Be responsible for accurate record keeping and drug accountability of clinical trials.


Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3/BTEC equivalent in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Registered as a pharmacy technician with GPhC


Desirable

  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification or qualification will be required to be undertaken as per required timeframes
  • Current certified ICH-GCP training
  • Practice Supervisor course or equivalent


Experience

Desirable

  • Work experience (post qualification) in hospital pharmacy
  • Oncology Pharmacy experience
  • Clinical Trial experience
  • Experience in aseptic preparation
  • Experience of team leader or suitable management
  • Working knowledge/experience of writing SOPs
  • Experience of working with EPIC system and EDGE


Skills Abilities/knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Well-developed organisational, time management and planning skills ability to organise workload
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal) with members of the public and other healthcare professionals
  • Computer literate - Ability to use Microsoft office applications eg Word, excel and outlook


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Marsden Sutton

Downs Road

Sutton

SM2 5PT

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