Specialist Pharmacy Technician - Quality Assurance

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
11 Nov 2019
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the 'as is' and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

An opportunity re. fixed term maternity leave cover; Southend University Hospital is looking for a Specialist Pharmacy Technician Quality Assurance.

The Specialist Pharmacy Technician Quality Assurance will participate in all aspects of the work of the Quality Assurance Department in maintaining Pharmacy Quality Control and Pharmacy Quality Assurance services for the Trust and contracted customers according to the requirements of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Guidelines to Good Manufacturing Practice of Medicinal Products (the Orange Guide) and other current guidance documents.

The Quality Assurance service is provided in relation to the production of pharmaceutical products, (sterile and non-sterile), packing and supply of medicines to wards and departments, and includes participation in routine testing of pharmaceuticals (including radiopharmaceuticals), materials, environments and related microbial identification, and use and maintenance of the laboratory equipment, including computer based systems.
The ideal candidate is required to be competent at checking the work of other Pharmacy staff.

Basic hours are 37.5per week.

Three mid and south east Essex Acute trusts are operating within a rapidly changing, challenging but very exciting time of whole system reformation. The Trusts are in partnership as a fast developing hospital network currently comprising of Southend University Hospital NHS FT, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust (the Group). Over the next few years, through working together and in partnership with the mse Group programme, they will define the future of care for the population of mid and south Essex. As part of this acute trust collaboration we are redesigning our hospitals to ensure we meet rising demand with the best quality services. The Pharmacy Department is at the forefront of our service redesign and one of the first departments within mse Group to offer the opportunities for developing standardised systems across the three hospitals, re-designing new and ongoing services as the clinical configuration changes in line with the Carter Report. This is all being led by a new chief pharmacist working in partnership across the group.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Christina Lowe 01702 385220
( Email address removed )

  • Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days
  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

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