Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer-Aseptic Services

Recruiter
South Tees Hospitals N
Location
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Jul 2021
Closes
27 Jul 2021
Ref
328-CD-3299038
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours Full time plus additional weekend & bank Holiday working on a rota basis

(All current and future pharmacy posts are subject to review.

An opportunity has arisen to recruit a post of Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer in Aseptic Services to join the team comprising of, pharmacists, technicians, ATO's and assistants delivering a comprehensive pharmaceutical aseptic service to the patients of South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with good interpersonal & organisational skills who would enjoy being part of a friendly dynamic team.

The post holder will participate in the preparation of extemporaneously prepared & aseptic products in the Production Unit at The James Cook University Hospital. They will supervise training for ATO's, Assistants, Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians & Pre-Registration Pharmacists. Working under the leadership of the senior technicians you will be expected to follow strict operating procedures in the production of chemotherapy regimens, intravenous nutritional products and other highly specialised drug products intended for the patients of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants ideally will have experience of aseptic/clean room environments, be able to work methodically and have meticulous attention to detail. Applicants will be required to have NVQ L2 Pharmacy services qualification or be able to work towards. You must be willing to meet the strict personal requirements for clean room working and be manually and mentally dextrous to undertake aseptic preparation.

In house training and accreditation will be provided to achieve the required level of competency; on-going validation of aseptic technique is a requirement of the post.

The pharmacy department at JCUH has over 200 staff, pharmacists, technicians and support staff providing medicines management ,dispensing and aseptic services to the 1000 bed hospital.

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 New and Aspiring leaders programme, and the Foundation Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. After you complete this one and a half day of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Please note this post will close at sufficient applicants

For further information contact Gill Vaughan - Senior Pharmacy Technician in Aseptics

Pauline Keen- Senior Pharmacy Technician in Aseptics

On 01642 854783

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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.

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