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Trainee SATO- Pharmacy Aseptic Services

Band 2/3

Main area
Band 2/3
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£17,652 - £20,795 per annum
31/03/2019 23:59

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- 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.


We require a trainee/qualified senior assistant technical officer, who will be based in the York Pharmacy Aseptic Unit.  A trainee will receive on the job training, whilst completing the QCF Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills.  Once workplace competency and QCF Level 2 has been completed successfully, you will be eligible for a Band 3 position.  A qualified SATO will be required to complete the workplace competency, and the aseptic units for QCF Level 2.

The main duties of this role include but not limited to; preparation of injectables to Good Manufacturing Practice, provide support in maintaining and cleaning the aseptic unit to the standards required, decontamination procedures, environmental monitoring, computation of worksheets, dispensing ready to administer injectables and placing and receiving orders for those injectables.

To ensure minimum wastage in the unit, you will also be involved in the ward top-up service and stock management within the department.

You will be expected to contribute to the weekend and bank holiday rotas, and an ability to work in a team environment, or alone, is absolutely essential.  It is vital that candidates understand the needs of patients and other staff members, and you must be flexible to changing work routines. Effective time management and ability to work within time constraints, is also essential.

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Applicant requirements

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.

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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Nelson, Pharmacy Technician

01904 725977


John Boulton, Senior Pharmacy Technician

01904 725977





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