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Senior Pharmacy Services Assistant (XR03)

Employer
Medicines Management &
Location
The Leeds General Infirmary
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Medicines Management and Pharmacy Services (MMPS) at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) have an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join its Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) team.

The QA/QC department supports the LTHT Preparative Services departments which comprise:

  • Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit, Moor House - MHRA licensed facility for Aseptic production and repackaging/overlabelling
  • Aseptic Dispensing Unit, St. James' University Hospital (SJUH) - supporting Yorkshire Cancer Centre & Specialist Intestinal Failure Services
  • Aseptic Dispensing Unit, Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) - supporting Leeds Children's Hospital
  • Radiopharmacy, St. James' University Hospital (SJUH) - supporting LTHT Nuclear Medicine


Services are also provided to external NHS hospitals and others.

The post holder's main responsibilities will include:
  • Delivery and collection of media to/from external sites.
  • Receipt and processing of microbiological monitoring samples.
  • Inspection/reading of microbiological monitoring samples.
  • Suitable escalation to senior staff members.
  • Temperature monitoring and temperature mapping of all temperature controlled areas across MMPS.
  • Assisting with Physical Environmental Monitoring of clean rooms.
  • Chemical testing activities using specialist equipment.
  • Liaising with service users regarding requirements.
  • Accurate record keeping and documentation.


Additional information:
  • A full, clean driving licence is essential due to travel off site.
  • The post also involves moving and handling of monitoring equipment.
  • A degree of flexibility with respect to working hours is also required as testing is frequently carried out outside of normal working hours, including weekends.


Comprehensive training will be provided however the applicants must already hold one of the following:
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship /Pharmacy Services Assistant

or
  • NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Services


Interviews will be held on Monday 20th December.

For more information, please contact:
  • Charlotte Cleveland at charlotte .cleveland@nhs.net or 0113 3927043 (Quality Control Team Manager).

    Or
  • Caite Sanders at caite.sanders@nhs.net or 0113 3927030 (Line Manger - Pharmaceutical Scientist)


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This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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