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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Production Pharmacy

Employer
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
NEWLY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS ARE WELCOME APPLY - FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person to support the Pharmacy Aseptic Services in the provision of chemotherapy to patients within the Trust.

We are looking for a qualified technician with experience to join our small friendly team. You will have recent hospital or aseptic experience, good communication skills, and a good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice. You will also have experience of teamwork, staff supervision, training others and work planning.

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trustbelieves that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

NEWLY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS ARE WELCOME APPLY - FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED

Keytasks will include the following:

To assist and supervise, to a high quality, the provision of a chemotherapy compounding service and ensure the safe accurate provision of supportive medication. To support the roles of and work under the supervision of the Chief Technician & Accountable Pharmacist.

Mainduties
  • To assist in the provision of a safe, efficient and high-quality aseptic pharmacy service to the Trusts patients.
  • To assist in the provision of a safe, efficient and high-quality dispensing service of supportive medication.
  • To actively encourage the adherence to all procedures relating to aseptic services and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • To have an excellent working knowledge of all procedures, guidelines, and legislation.
  • To participate in the writing, review and update of Standard Operating Procedures and other Quality Assurance (QA) documentation.
  • To liaise with pharmacists, production staff and ward staff on a daily basis, to help regulate and manage workflow efficiently.
  • Participate in Pharmacy Team meetings as required.
  • To problem solve at short notice such as stock supply, staff issues, equipment failures, capacity planning whilst maintaining the day-to-day service efficiently and safely.

  • See Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • NVQ3
    • Professional registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC (by start date)


    Desirable

    • ACPT and/or PAAP accreditation


    Skills

    Essential

    • Able to work well in a team
    • Able to train others
    • Problem solving skills
    • Computer/IT skills
    • Clear and literate writing skills
    • Attention to detail


    Experience

    Essential

    • Recent hospital or aseptic unit experience
    • Knowledge of cytotoxic handling
    • Knowledge of efficient stock control e.g. stock rotation, ordering


    Desirable

    • Experience of manufacturing aseptically prepared products in an isolator, including validations
    • Experience of working in a large multidisciplinary team


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Good knowledge of GMP
    • Good knowledge of QA
    • Awareness of the dangers associated with handling hazardous products


    Desirable

    • Understands the importance of quality issues


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

    Address

    Whittington Health NHS Trust

    Magdala Avenue

    London

    N19 5NF

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    220-WHT-1485-E

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