Progressive Technician (Pharmacy)

South Tees Hospitals N
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Competitive salary
15 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Grade: Band 4-5 (progression post)

Are you an up and coming Pharmacy Technician with an interest in providing aseptically prepared items? Do you want to be part of an expanding team working within Are you looking for development opportunities to enhance your career? If yes then apply here!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a developing pharmacy technician to join an expanding pharmacy aseptic services team to deliver parenteral products to the patients and staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a progression post, initially working as a pharmacy technician (band 4), whilst completing the relevant training to become a competent aseptic services technician with accuracy checking qualification, once full competencies have been achieved the post holder will be automatically promoted to a band 5 technician. The post holder will have a maximum of 36 months from the date of employment to complete this training, support and guidance will be provided

You will be a key member of the aseptic services team, learning skill in the preparation of chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition and other extemporaneous products. Service users include: haematology, oncology, dietetics, neonatal, pain management and surgery. This is a great opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of GMP, the principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control to become an expert within aseptic services. For those wanting to further enhance their career, there may be opportunities within this post to additionally develop your leadership and management skills.

The suitable candidate will need to have a breadth of pharmacy experience, preferably in a hospital setting, with the proven ability to perform as a team player.

Applicants must be a Pharmacy Technician, registered with GPhC.

The successful candidates will work full time hours 8.30am-5pm Monday - Friday. They will also be included in the "availability rota" for out of hours work as well as helping with the provision of Bank Holiday cover

The pharmacy department at South Tees provides a stimulating, friendly, and professionally rewarding environment for staff to develop their clinical expertise and professionalism. If you have any questions regarding this post, we would love to discuss with you more!

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Please note this post will close at sufficient applicants

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Fiona Rowling Job title Aseptic Services Manager

Email address Telephone number 01642 850850 ext 54793

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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