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Production Operative

Band 2

Main area
Pharmaceutical Services
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-BUR-0191
Site
Queens Hospital
Town
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
23/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
06/07/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

The Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit at Queen's Hospital Burton makes a range of medicinal products on its busy production lines generating an income of over £1.5M per year for the Trust. Following a period of consolidation the department now seeks Production Operatives to carry out manual, technical and distribution duties in line with Good Manufacturing Practice and the department’s own operating guidelines.

The Person

The successful candidates will be strong team players with the desire to learn and an eye for detail. The nature of the work can at times be repetitive but requires the operators to have full concentration for the whole of the process they are working on. Mistakes cost money leading to customers not receiving their orders on time so accuracy is paramount.

Flexibility is also required as the operators may be required to work on several different tasks in one day and to flex their start and finish times to fit in with production plans and meet delivery schedules.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of a team to ensure defined manufacturing schedules and quality targets are met.

To carry out manual, technical and distribution duties in line with Good Manufacturing Practice and the department’s own operating guidelines.

To work within a cleanroom environment wearing full cleanroom overalls including over boots, cleanroom suit, hood, sterile gloves, mask and eye protection where necessary.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 23rd June 2021

Interview date: 6th July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Following standard operating procedures and after suitable training to assist in all stages of manufacture, packaging and distribution of a wide variety of pharmaceutical products including:-

  • The preparation of raw materials, packaging components and equipment for relevant products being made within the Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit.
  • Assisting with batch filling, sealing, inspection, labelling, final packaging and sampling.
  • Ensuring that equipment is appropriately maintained including cleaning and to ensure relevant testing of equipment and facilities have been undertaken prior use (equipment fit for purpose)
  • Assisting with the assembly and packaging of orders for delivery to customers.
  • Contributing to efficient stock control and maintenance of stock traceability and accountability.
  • Ensuring the safe and secure storage of consumables, raw materials and products.
  • Completion and batch documentation relating to these processes reporting any out of specification issues to the supervising technicians for investigation and resolution.
  • To maintain and review personal training manual to ensure inclusion of all current standard operating procedures and review dates are not exceeded.
  • To carry out any relevant duties as specified by Technicians or Senior Managers which may be required for the efficient and economical running of the pharmaceutical service.

Person specification

Education/Training

Essential criteria
  • NVQ2 or Equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Equivalent Experience

Work experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable Pharmaceutical / Food / Production/other relevant experience
Desirable criteria
  • Non-relevant work experience
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Farhan Bham
Job title
Technical Services Manager
Email address
farhan.bham@nhs.net
Additional information

Telephone: 01283 511511 extension: 5113