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Specialist Technician Technical Services

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Westcliff-on-Sea
Salary
£28,407 Per Annum Pro Rata for Part Time
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Pharmacy team as a Specialist Technician - Technical Services.

You will be part of a team responsible for the provision of aseptically dispensed products, which include chemotherapy, radiopharmaceuticals, and intravenous additives providing a high-quality aseptic service to meet the needs of the trust and external customers.

In the absence of the Team Leader and Unit Manager you will be asked to supervise staff and manage the day to day running of the unit. The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals e.g., Pharmacists, nurses, and other Pharmacy staff. At all times you will be expected to work in accordance with laid down procedures and safe systems of work while working on your own. The post holder will undertake within SOP's the checking of manufactured items.

If the applicants have the appropriate aseptic experience, we will consider applicants who will be qualifying within 3 months, providing they register with either the General Pharmaceutical Council or science council, upon qualifying.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

Liaise with other professionals including nurses and clinicians to provide a quality service.

Take an active part in Good Manufacturing Practice team meetings.

Co-ordinate the supply of Chemotherapy to the chemotherapy day unit ensuring products are supplied in a timely manner.

Report to the unit manager any deviations from standard procedures and act upon any changes as required.

Perform systems manager duties, ensuring the unit is within specification for manufacture, ensuring all staff are aware of any issues. Report any deviations to senior staff.

Take an active part in monthly team meetings to maintain practice this will include offering suggestions to new practices and ways of working.

Take part in a GMP training Rota providing a training session for staff within the aseptic unit.

You will train members of staff and support the Lead Technician, in providing training and re validation of staff. The post holder will participate in the departmental early and late finishes, weekend and bank holiday rotas, including cross site working.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include

Participate in the compounding of all aseptic preparations, including chemotherapy, clinical trials, radiopharmaceuticals, and intravenous additives within the aseptic unit using isolator technology.

Maintain personal competencies to be able to check products manufactured within aseptic services.

Always follow procedures, ensuring that the procedure is current and valid and when required work with a senior member of staff to update procedures.

Maintain broth validation and skills in manufacturing.

Complete worksheets, transcribing detailed information from prescriptions onto worksheets, carrying out of complex calculations. If required querying patient doses with Pharmacists to ensure accuracy in line with standard operating procedures

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Btec, City and Guilds, NVQ 3 or equivalent Pharmacy/Science technician Qualification or BSc in a science based degree
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths
  • GCSE or equivalent English


Desirable

  • To be registered with the general pharmaceutical council or science council


Experience

Essential

  • Basic Computer skills such as microsoft office
  • min 1 years practical experience in aseptics
  • At least 1 years experience of supervising and training staff
  • experience in aseptic compounding including cytotoxics
  • able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Aseptic experience in compounding in Radiopharmacy
  • Have led a team


Knowledge

Essential

  • GMP, QA & QC


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Southend

Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff-on-Sea

SS0 0RY

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