Technician Aseptic services (cancer services) (NHS AfC: Band 5) - Pharmacy aseptic services - East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust - #49188
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual to join the Pharmacy Aseptics team at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. Working alongside fellow Support Workers, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists you will play an integral part in the supply of high-risk injectable medicines to the infusion suite and chemotherapy Day Units.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to achieving our Team Vision, 'Providing Quality Aseptic Services to Ensure Safe and Effective Patient Care' and to do this you will need to be a good team player and have a real desire to improve patient experience.
An NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services is essential as well as an accredited checking qualification.
We have a long-standing well-established team working within the pharmacy department, spread between the two main hospital sites.
We hold regular meetings to ensure all staff are up to date with any changes in practice and to establish the essential link between the two sites.
Improving working lives and staff wellbeing very important to us.
This is a part time position and there is some flexibility in the working hours which can be discussed.
To work as part of the Pharmacy Team in the provision of aseptic dispensing in the Pharmacy Technical Service Unit to:
- Supervises other staff within the aseptic process
- Manages the training and validation of staff
- Releases high risk medications to point of administration
- Liaise with other healthcare professionals.
- Use of computer systems to supply and release high risk injectable medicines
To follow all Health and Safety standards in compliance with Trust policies and procedures. This includes:
- Report all accidents, incidents and near misses.
- Dealing with hazardous chemicals (including cytotoxic drugs) used in the department, following COSHH regulations.
- Attendance of all mandatory training.
We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work
We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.
In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.
In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.
Please refer to the job description attached.
If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.