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Registered pharmacy technician

Job Reference: 188-OTH1192

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Oncology pharmacy
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£24,214 - £30,112 pa

An exciting job opportunity has arisen, we are looking for an enthusiastic pharmacy technician to join our Aseptic oncology centre pharmacy.

You will be working in our oncology pharmacy as part of a team of experienced technicians and support workers. The unit is open from 8.30 until 17.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 to 13.00 on Saturdays and prepares chemotherapy for multiple departments across the hospital.

The unit has recently implemented a state of the art IT compounding management system called ‘Medcura’. This is an exciting time in oncology pharmacy and you will be expected to integrate and make a positive contribution to the team who lead the pharmacy service to cancer care.

You will be involved in the preparation of chemotherapy, prioritising and organising workload, performing inspection checks on products and maintaining and developing the appropriate documentation required within an aseptic unit.

Technical training will be given in all relevant areas to support and develop your role, including intrathecal training, supervision of staff and leading a team, alongside training to gain a ‘pre and in process checking’ accreditation. We are also in the process of implementing a new training package for ‘final product approval’ for technicians.

You must be a registered pharmacy technician with the GPhC. You must also be a team player with good communication skills. Experience in Aseptic/oncology preparation would be an advantage, but an opportunity to develop will be provided to help your specialist skills to evolve.

We are keen to encourage you to develop as a person by offering you structured training and all the support and encouragement you’d expect from a leading teaching Trust. In oncology centre pharmacy we are continuously striving to develop staff on an individual level and as a team.

We are happy to consider Year 2 Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians due to obtain the NVQ3 ‘Diploma in Pharmaceutical Studies’ this year. If you want to develop your career and enjoy your job, this is the place to be.


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.


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.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 06 September 2019.


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:

Gemma Anstey

Lead pharmacy technician

02381 203125

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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