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Lead Pharmacist Aseptic Services

£40,028 - £48,034 / year
Full Time

Job Description

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Lead Pharmacist, Aseptic Services

Alder Hey Children's NHS FT is seeking to recruit an experienced Aseptic Services Pharmacist to work in our modern Aseptic Unit. The current postholder is about to go on maternity leave and we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced pharmacist to provide cover during this time. The unit is not yet fully operational and the successful candidate will play a lead role in validating and commissioning the unit. The unit comprises 4 cleanroom suites 2 of which house state of the art hydrogen peroxide gassing technology, we would be looking for the post holder to lead the commissioning and validation of these isolators to increase our capacity and expand our product portfolio. A period of handover is planned, after which the new postholder will continue to steer the unit through the commissioning process. The successful applicant will be ably supported by the senior aseptic team and specialist advice will be available from Quality Control North West. This is a senior pharmacist position providing expert technical pharmacy services to our patients, including our paediatric gastroenterology patients. If you have the relevant qualifications and experience and are interested in undertaking a specialist aseptic role requiring strong leadership skills working throughout the Trust and across Trust boundaries then this is could be the post for you. Alder Hey is one of only 4 stand-alone Children’s hospitals in the UK and moved into a brand new 'state of the art' hospital in October 2015. The Aseptic Unit employs approximately 17.6 staff (some of whom are rotational). It provides paediatric and neonatal parenteral nutrition, paediatric chemotherapy, clinical trials and a centralised intravenous additive service. For further information about this post please contact Debra Walker, Head of Pharmacy, ( Email address removed ) (Tel  ( Phone number removed ) ) or Catrin Barker, Chief Pharmacist (Tel  ( Phone number removed ) ), ( Email address removed )

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

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Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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