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Specialist Pharmacist in Aseptics, Radiopharmacy and Clinical Services

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
15/11/2018 23:59

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- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Hours per week: 37.5

Contract Type:  Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Pharmacist, to join our aseptic and clinical service teams. The role will be based within the Aseptic and Radiopharmacy Unit on the York Hospital site, but will include providing a clinical service to our wards. 

Our current Aseptic Unit opened in 2010, and currently houses 7 isolators. We are an unlicensed unit preparing injectable medicines to patients throughout the trust, and work closely with the cancer and outpatient services to provide quality high risk injectable medications safely and effectively.

You will be joining our team at an exciting time, as we are working towards replacing our current fleet of isolators, and expanding our CIVAs service as part of our seven year plan. Your role would include supporting the accountable pharmacist, to ensure the safe and effective running of the unit during this period of expansion.

You will work closely with the Principal Technicians for Aseptics Services and Quality Assurance, to provide advice and support on all matters to do with aseptic processing. There will also be the opportunity to attend quality meetings, participate in internal and external audit, and work within our current pharmacy quality management system. As part of the role you will have the opportunity to complete the PTQA (Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance) diploma starting in September 2019. 

As part of our clinical service you will have the opportunity to cover wards from a number of specialties, working closely with our medicines management team. You will be expected to use your expertise in medicine optimisation, and work closely with a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication skills, combined with good time management and problem solving are essential to this role. We actively encourage staff to develop within their roles, and would be supportive for the successful candidate to work towards an independent prescribing qualification in the future if desired.

Other opportunities are available for individuals wishing to develop their skills further, either in a leadership, technical or clinical direction. There will also be opportunities to work with other areas of the pharmacy department, such as cancer services, medicines information and unlicensed medicines as opportunities arise. 

The successful candidate must be registered with the GPHC, and have previous experience of working within an aseptic unit. Previous experience in Radiopharmacy is desirable, but not essential. You should also have or be working towards a clinical diploma in pharmacy practice, or equivalent qualification.

Please note that this role involves participating in weekend, bank holiday and on call rotas, and you may be required to work on other sites on occasion. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Natalie Bryars, Principal Pharmacist & Clinical Governance

01904 725995


Hannah Pickering, Pharmacist

01904 721386







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