Senior Aseptic Services Technician / Senior Pharmacy Technician

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
13 May 2022
Closes
11 Jun 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To be responsible for the allocation and daily planning of workload in a section of the aseptic services department
  • To act as a supervisor and expert witness to colleagues completing accreditations
  • To perform In-process accuracy checks for other Aseptic Services staff after undergoing accredited competency process
  • To be responsible for the aseptic preparation, clinical trials, or stock control services on a rotational basis with the other senior technicians including prioritization and delegation of work.
  • To demonstrate and teach aseptic skills to pharmacists, Trainee pharmacists, technicians, pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians, cleanroom supervisors and ATOs as appropriate
  • To actively encourage adherence to all procedures relating to the Aseptic Services department and GMP
  • To accurately complete all documentation needed for Quality Assurance, including writing and updating procedures and to archive and file appropriately
  • To advise the Chief Technician and Deputy Director on amending work practices and documentation which would improve the running of the service including quality, efficiency and health and Safety issues
  • To participate in the on call rota for trials or short dated aseptically produced drugs out of hours, weekend work rota, and Bank Holiday rota
  • To be involved in Quality Assurance ensuring environmental monitoring, sterility testing and validations are carried out and culture media is incubated, read and sent for identification appropriately, and in a timely manner.
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of technicians, cleanroom supervisors and ATOs
  • To be line manager for Aseptic Services staff and take responsibility for all the following, as appropriate and according to Trust procedures.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • NVQ Pharmacy services Level 3 plus accredited underpinning knowledge (BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent) or equivalent plus Professional registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council OR Completion of Science Manufacturing Technician Level 3 apprenticeship OR Academic qualification (at least BSc) related to medicines for Human Use plus substantial experience working in a GMP-compliant facility preparing/manufacturing medicines for Human Use. This includes experience performing: • Aseptic Manipulations • Assembly of starting materials • Environmental monitoring • In-process checking • Preparation of production documentation


Desirable criteria
  • PIPC and/or PAAP Accreditation


Knowledge and Experience
Essential criteria
  • Considerable experience working in an aseptic unit & using aseptic technique
  • Supervisory and Training delivery experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice & Quality issues/Quality Management processes


Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of regulations and legislation relevant to Clinical Trials
  • Significant post-qualification experience in a GMP-compliant facility, preparing/manufacturing medicines for human use


Skills and Competencies
Essential criteria
  • Good problem solving abilities, able to work on own initiative
  • Good computer skills for generating labels/worksheets
  • Be familiar with handling and preparing cytotoxic drugs following approved procedures
  • Good interpersonal, communication, written and oral skills

Ref: CORP3504

Job Details

Senior Aseptic Services Technician / Senior Pharmacy Technician

London, Greater London, Englandd King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
13 May 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
11 Jun 2022

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