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Clean Room Supervisor with Quality Assurance, Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
It is an exciting time in Radiopharmacy at Cheltenham General Hospital, as we have received the financial backing to be able to restructure and expand the Radiopharmacy team.

This is an interesting, new, supervisor role of an aseptic suite to ensure GMP is maintained in the production of Radiopharmaceuticals, with a particular interest in Quality Assurance. The unit supplies Nuclear Medicine Imaging Department with radiopharmaceuticals daily.

If an appointable applicant does not meet the requirements for this Band 5 Role then you maybe considered for a Band 4 Role until the relevant standards have been achieved within a 2 year period.

Working hours Monday to Friday 0730-1530 hours

The proposed interview date is 12th August

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, meticulous person to supervise work in an aseptic suite to ensure that GMP is maintained, including monitoring adherence to SOPs and providing advice and further training to colleagues if required.

- To carry out a range of aseptic duties to ensure the smooth running of the Radiopharmacy. This will include: dispensing radiopharmaceuticals assisting in the dispensing process, labelling and performing QC testing.

To ensure that the Radiopharmacy is continually meeting key performance targets so that patients receive a safe product.

About us

Nuclear Medicine is one of four departments within the Medical Physics department and there are strong links and support provided by the other Heads of Department and their respective staff. The Medical Physics Department is a strong advocate for staff training and development

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to improving patient services providing Best Care for Everyone. We can offer accommodation for newly appointed staff. Gloucestershire is a pleasant place to live with easy access to the lively towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester, the Cotswold countryside, South Wales and good travel links to other parts of the UK.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key result areas

1. Support, monitor and participate in all aspects of the production process: dispensing, assisting, packing and QC testing using appropriate radiation protection methods and aseptic techniques while ensuring compliance with SOPs, GMP, IRR17

2. Responsible for ensuring all products are manufactured, labelled, checked, and released in accordance with the SOPs

3. Ensure all relevant documentation and checks are properly completed at each key stage of the preparation.

4. Maintain, develop and implements aseptic techniques to provide an efficient, safe service in conjunction with the Radiopharmacy Quality Manager

5. Ensure the Quality Management System is being maintained to meet and respond to changes in regulations and to improve production processes.

6. Perform and ensure: audits, data recording & trending, procedure review and document maintenance are carried out, under the direction of the Radiopharmacy Manager

7. Review results from microbiological testing, sterility testing and monitoring for radioactive contamination.

8. Ensue that there are the appropriate raw materials (Stock Control), to meet the demands of the Imaging Department. This may also include late request.

9. Support the reporting of any errors and deviations, including out of specification results. Participate in trending, change control and CAPA investigations, including root cause analysis

10. Troubleshoot, investigate problems, and develop proposed solutions relating to production systems, processes, and equipment.

11. Carry out and record daily contamination surveys and monitor waste during storage until disposal to comply with IRR 17 and EPR regulations respectively.

12. Actively participate in the departments training, accreditation, re-training, validation, and re-validation program.

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 5 GCSEs Grade 5 and above, including Grade 6 and above for Maths and English Language or equivalent
  • The post holders must have a qualification recognised by the GPhC, such a NVQ 3 Pharmacy Service Skills


Desirable

  • PIPC within Aseptic Services.
  • Cleanroom Supervision in Pharmacy Technical Services


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive Years of Pharmacy or Aseptic working experience


Desirable

  • Working in a Radiation Controlled area
  • Working in a Radiopharmacy under Section 10 exemption
  • Supervising other member of staff


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Essential

  • Good Manufacturing Practice with attention to detail
  • Good understanding of QAAPS
  • Work constructively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative within competencies achieved
  • Maintain CPD
  • Manual dexterity for handling heavy syringe shields, lead pots etc behind a protective shield


Desirable

  • IT skills: Use of Microsoft Office


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cheltenham General Hospital

Sandford Road

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

318-24-D&S-T1637

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