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Senior Assistant Technical Officer

Job Reference: 164-2258340

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Pharmacy Production Assistant Technical Officer
Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham
£18,813-£20,795 per annum

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, accurate, efficient and self-motivated individual to join our friendly professional team in the busy Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Production Unit at the City Hospital campus.

This interesting and varied role will require you to process and manufacture a wide range of cytotoxic chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, antibiotics and clinical trial preparations. The work will be varied and challenging, working to tight schedules to achieve targets and responding to customer needs and deadlines. Therefore, you should be able work under pressure, to prioritise and organise workloads and be able to work alone or as part of a bigger team.

You will contribute towards an efficiently run unit, maintaining and improving our service to patients. We are looking for confident, self-motivated individuals with excellent IT, communication, problem solving and decision making skills.

You will be required to learn all aspects of this challenging role which includes aseptic manufacturing, maintenance of equipment/facilities, clerical and stock control duties.

You will be: flexible; required to work shifts by rota (including evenings, weekends and bank holidays); committed to hospital Pharmacy; enthusiastic; adaptable to change and ready for a challenge.

Previous experience in aseptic production and dispensing is desirable but there will be full training in all aspects of aseptic cytotoxic manufacture provided for suitable candidates.

One permanent position is available for a Senior Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer (37.5 hours).

You must be in possession of the NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Services in the relevant units for pharmacy production to work as a Band 3. If working towards this or in need to undertake this qualification, the successful applicant will be a Band 2 until the qualifications are gained.

If you are a committed, forward-thinking individual looking to join a dynamic team we look forward to hearing from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Farzana Khalid (Chief Technician) via e-mail

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    The quoted salary will be pro rata for part time workers.

    All applicants who have declared a disability and meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted.

    NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria.

    We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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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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