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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Aseptic Services

Job Reference: 425-A-20-45272

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Senior Pharmacy Technician, Aseptic Services

37.5 hours per week -Permanent

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is one of only four independent specialist paediatric hospitals in the country. We provide dedicated healthcare for children and young people, including highly specialised health care such as neurosurgery, oncology, endocrinology, specialist orthopaedics, neonatal surgery, metabolic disease, gastroenterology, respiratory diseases, intensive care, cystic fibrosis and neurology. Our aim is to be at the forefront of best practice in delivering high quality and integrated care to children and young people.

An opportunity has arisen within the pharmacy department in Sheffield Children’s Hospital for a confident, reliable, experienced and motivated pharmacy technician to join the aseptic team. Aseptic services are key to our specialist treatments and the Trust has recognised this by providing investment for a brand-new aseptic unit within our hospital which is due for completion soon. This job offers the opportunity to be highly involved in the development of new processes and quality management in the new unit. This is the post for you if you have recent experience of working at a senior level in pharmacy aseptic dispensing or in a pharmacy production unit and you have the drive and motivation to implement change. You should have knowledge of GMP guidelines, strong interpersonal and problem solving skills and the ability to organise your own work and that of others. This post provides unique opportunity to improve the care available to children and young people.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants routinely providing aseptic services. In line with the Carter report recommendations, you will also be involved in product approval activities in the future for which training will be provided.

You will provide support for the Aseptic Services Manager to deliver of a safe and effective aseptic service by developing, implementing and monitoring standards within the service, taking part in pharmaceutical quality meetings and helping to develop and maintain the pharmaceutical quality system.

The post holder will be required to prepare products in the unit occasionally and therefore you must have the manual dexterity to perform detailed technical tasks and be able to sustain periods of concentration and attention to detail.

The post holder will be expected to work 5 out of 7 days which will include weekends and participation in the bank holiday rota.

Candidates are invited to apply early as the closing date for applications will be brought forward if sufficient applications are received before the advertised closing date.
The interview will consist of questions from a panel (45 mins) and then will be followed by a 30 minute task.

Closing Date: 03/11/2020
Interview date: 26/11/2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Suraj Pankhania,

Aseptic Services Manager (Accountable Pharmacist)


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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