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Lead Pharmacist Aseptic Services

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-13120

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Aseptic Unit (916403)
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

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Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer, aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities . All appointments will be made on merit.

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Would you like to gain experience in leading the provision of aseptic services within one of the newest Pharmacy Aseptic Units in the UK?

Due to maternity leave we have an opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist with aseptic experience to lead this service for 12 months. This would be an excellent stepping stone in developing your career in Aseptic Services or Pharmacy Management. You will be supported by a team of pharmacists, technicians and assistant technical officers working towards licensing the unit, following major investment in staffing by the Trust.

The Aseptic Services Unit at Alder Hey is housed in a state of the art facility within the pharmacy department. The unit offers automated compounding, gene therapy facilities and will be preparing to implement VHP technology in the future. The medicines portfolio delivered by the unit includes Parenteral Nutrition, small injectables (CIVAS), chemotherapy and investigational medicinal products.

As an Advanced pharmacist you will be responsible for supporting the quality management of the aseptic unit, developing the service, managing and supervising the duties of pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists and technicians within the aseptic unit, as well as ensuring our unlicensed aseptic unit is working within national guidance and recommendations of our auditors. You will need to have excellent communication and team working skills and be able to work to meet specific deadlines.

You must be a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and have a post-graduate diploma or equivalent experiential learning. Previous team management experience and knowledge of GMP, GCP and QA standards is required.

If you have the necessary experience and skills and feel you would like to work with us as part of our growing Pharmacy Aseptic Services Team then we would welcome your application.

For further information about this post, please contact the current post holder:

Clare Langdon, Lead Pharmacist Aseptic Services ( 0151 252 5739 or Catrin Barker, Chief Pharmacist ( telephone 0151 252 544

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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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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