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Senior Pharmacy Technician-Cancer Services

Band 5

Main area
Aseptics
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1837
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
19/07/2022

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.

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

An excellent opportunity has become available for an experienced Technician with an interest in Cancer Services. The successful applicant will become part of a busy team working within both a satellite aseptic unit and a satellite dispensary offering a high quality service supplying  Chemotherapy and other treatments  to Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) and Burton Hospital.

 

Main duties of the job

The suitable applicant should be highly motivated and have excellent attention to detail. They should be organised and able to prioritise work effectively showing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a diverse role that will include dispensing and accuracy checking oral medication and outsourced IV products in our dispensary, including answering queries and delivering prescriptions.

You will also work in our aseptic unit, preparing and manufacturing cytotoxic aseptic items for our Chemotherapy prescriptions. You will be required to assist with regular cleaning and ongoing training and development.  You will be involved with managing the unit on a rota basis.

We are a busy unit with growing demand, so this is a great opportunity to further develop your aseptic knowledge and skills within a Cancer setting.

You will also be involved in organising and implementing the training of new and existing staff and therefore great enthusiasm towards inspiring others is essential.

Closing date - 5 July 2022

Interview date - 19 July 2022

Working for our organisation

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.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • 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 – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • 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

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician
Desirable criteria
  • Management Qualification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Current knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice, including dispensing and aseptic services
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of Cancer Services

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a hospital pharmacy, including aseptics
  • Demonstrable pharmacy experience
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervising staff and carrying out appraisals

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate both verbally and electronically within the pharmacy team
  • Can demonstrate prioritisation in a work based setting
Desirable criteria
  • Can plan and organise and deliver training session either one to one or in small groups of staff

Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Has a positive approach and is able to include and motivate others
  • Acts as a role model to pharmacy techncians and support staff

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Victoria Roome
Job title
Chief Pharmacy Technician
Email address
victoria.roome@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788941
Additional information

Available for informal chats and visits on

Mondays to Wednesdays, between 08:30 and 17:00

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224