Join us

Specialist Pharmacy Technician Team Leader

Band 6

Main area
Pharmacy Technical Services
Band 6
21.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southend University Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum (pro rata)
21/02/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable



The Sterile Production Unit (SPU) prepares a range of specialised products, including antibiotic infusions, intravenous feeds for adults and premature babies and pain control devices. The Prepacking Unit (PPU) is responsible for a wide range of prepacked tablets, capsules, etc to a total of seventeen Trusts throughout Essex. The Cytotoxic Unit (CTU) provides specialised products for use in the Trust’s prestigious Chemotherapy Unit. The Radiopharmacy supplies kits to Basildon and Southend Trusts.

Responsibilities :
The compounding of aseptic preparations, proper packaging and labelling of products, maintenance of all necessary production records and controls, final checking of aseptically prepared products, dispensed items and pre-packs, including product release for named patients against a Pharmacist’s request form. Supervise Specialist Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, Rotational pharmacists, pre-registartion pharmacists and technicians. assist the chief Pharmacy Technician in developing and reviewing procedures and documentation. Ensure proper stock control, train other staff, provide cover for the other Specialist Pharmacy Technicians Team Leaders in the Pharmacy Technical Services Unit.

The post holder must have either BTEC, City & Guilds or NVQ or equivalent Pharmacy Technician’s qualification recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of great Britain. General principals and practice of CPD. Good computer skills such as Microsoft office Word, & Excel. Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice. Accredited checking technician status. At least 3 years practical experience in aseptic compounding. One year experience of Cytotoxics & Radiopharmacy compounding and one year experience of staff supervison/management and skills.

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 (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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Gissing or Paul Firkins x 5338