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Aseptic Services Manager

Job Reference: 425-A-18-17965

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£49,242 to £59,964 per annum

Aseptic Services Manager – 8b /

Trainee Aseptic Services Manager – 8b Annex 21

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.

Aseptic services are key to our specialist treatments and the Trust has recognised this by providing substantial investment for a brand new aseptic unit within our hospital. This job offers the opportunity to be highly involved in the planning and commissioning of this new facility that you will then manage. This is the post for you if you want a unique opportunity to improve the care available to children and young people.

Due to the creation of a new role we are looking for a keen and committed pharmacist with excellent leadership skills, communication skills and GMP / QAAPs knowledge to join the pharmacy team as Aseptic Services Manager. You will join a pharmacy department with over 50 staff, including 20 other pharmacists with expertise in a wide range of specialties, in providing pharmacy services to children. You will manage the Pharmacy Aseptic Unit providing a comprehensive service comprising intravenous injections, parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies at the Sheffield Children's Hospital. You will act at the Trust’s Accountable Pharmacist in accordance with the requirements of the national regulatory and EL 97 (52) audit framework and provide Trust wide expert advice to service managers relating to all types of parenteral medicines use. You will also participate in the full range of pharmacy services provided to the Trust including weekend working.

You will be a pharmacist registered with the GPhC with a post graduate clinical pharmacy diploma or a PTQA qualification. Consideration will be given to those working towards the PTQA qualification. You will have extensive hospital pharmacy experience and will have experience of effectively managing a team and driving change. Previous paediatric experience, although desirable, is not essential.

It is recognised that this post requires very specific qualifications. An Agenda for Change Annex 21 training contract will be offered to those candidates who would otherwise be suitable but who do not have the prerequisite management experience or PTQA qualification. In this case the post will be offered on the following basis:

Year 1, Months 1 – 6

NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole Programme. This is an e-learning course run over 6 months which has 3 days of workshops.

This course will be funded and you will be entitled to half a day’s study leave per week.

Pay during this period will be 70% of the top of Band 8b

Year 1, Months 7 – 12

PTQA Year 1. At this stage you will start the first year of this 3 year masters course.

This course will be funded and you will be entitled to 1 day’s study leave per week (time at the residential component of this course is included in the entitlement) and will be supported by the current Accountable Pharmacist

Pay during this period will be 70% of the top of Band 8b

Year 2, Months 1 - 6

You will continue your PTQA on the same basis as above.

Pay during this period will be 75% of the top of Band 8b

Year 2, From month 7

You will start continue to year 2 of your PTQA

At this stage you will be paid Band 8b.

This unique opportunity, with fully funded training, supports your professional development and will enable you to complete the RPS Advanced Practice Framework.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact:

Joanne Wragg, Director of Pharmacy on: 0114 305 3994







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 (£49). 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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