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Pharmacy Technician, Higher Level - Aseptic Services

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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We are seeking a motivated and passionate technician who is eager to contribute to the advancement of our Aseptic services. If you are looking to progress in your career and enhance your knowledge and skills, this position offers an ideal opportunity for professional growth.

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Main duties of the job

University Hospitals Sussex (UHS) places immense value on its Aseptic pharmacy team, which has steadily grown in both strength and size over the years. We are delighted to announce an exceptional opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician, Higher Level to join our well-established team of dedicated professionals.

The job holder must be a registered technician and will need to be able to work on their own and with other members of the pharmacy aseptic services team. Aseptic duties are to be carried out in line with the aseptic unit standard operating procedures (SOPs).

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide assistance in the provision of pharmacy aseptic services at St Richards for patients within the Trust including: supervision of staff, organisation of day to day activities, preparation of cytotoxic products, worksheet and label preparation and monitoring of the environment.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Participate in co-ordinating the activities for the aseptic unit, supervising staff placement and ensuring safe working practices within the unit.
  • Ensure that aseptic duties are carried out according to national standards
  • Work towards achieving regional/national accreditations e.g. Pre and In Process Checking (PIPC) and maintain an up to date portfolio of evidence to meet CPD requirements of the accreditation.
  • Act as a role-model and provide a positive mentoring experience for new and junior staff.

Please read the JD for a more detailed list of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification

Experience and Qualifications


  • NVQ Level 3 in pharmacy services or equivalent, BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or Science Manufacturing Technician Level 3
  • Significant experience working in a hospital pharmacy.
  • Significant experience of working within a pharmacy aseptic unit.


  • Pre and In Process Checking (PIPC) Accreditation or equivalent or fulfils requirements for undertaking regional course.
  • Educational Practice Supervisor

Specific Requirements


  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC or registered as a Science Manufacturing Technician through an appropriate industry body.



  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of aseptic unit procedures and systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of pharmacy dispensing procedures and systems.
  • Experience of staff supervision

People Management and Development


  • Train and supervise new members of staff.
  • Able to implement SOPs and suggest changes to working and training practices.

Freedom to Act


  • Accredited to check using regional or in-house checking schemes.
  • High level of motivation and initiative, seeking assistance from others where appropriate.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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