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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Specialist Technician - Radiopharmacy

Job Reference: 188-OTH1698

Employer:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Support - Radiopharmacy
Location:
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Technician within Radiopharmacy. This post is 32 hours per week.

This role is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of the specialist commercial work undertaken within our radiopharmacy. You will be involved in the ordering, coordinating and production planning for this work as well as supporting the band 7 and head of radiopharmacy with developing the work in line with commercial requirements..

ABOUT THE TEAM

We are a small very friendly unique team of 8.

Working hours are 5.30am-1pm with an occasional Saturday morning shift.

We are a developing team providing an essential diagnostic and therapy service to our own UHS Nuclear Medicine department, as well as Nuclear Medicine departments and veterinary hospitals across the south coast.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  1. Responsible for coordinating specialist commercial work within the Radiopharmacy.

  2. Implement production schedule and allocate staff for specialist work, supporting Band 7 and head of radiopharmacy with developing the commercial work.

  3. To prepare and package sterile, aseptically dispensed products, clinical trials and specially compounded products.

  4. To ensure that the preparation and packaging of aseptic products are carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures, following Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Clinical Trials Practice and adhering to COSHH regulations.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Must be able to start at 5am

  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with a PIPC checking qualification.

  • Radiopharmacy experience.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Friday, 02 October 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Selina Rhodes

Senior Specialist Radiopharmacy Technician

Selina.rhodes@uhs.nhs.uk

02381 208580




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