Production Pharmacist Parenteral Nutrition and CIVAS

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£49,036 – £55,049 a year
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a specialist pharmacist in the Pharmacy Parenteral Nutrition and CIVAS units at GSTT NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic Pharmacist with a keen interest in aseptic services and quality management to join and operationally lead our PN and CIVAS Preparation and Dispensing team. We are located within the St Thomas’ Hospital Site and work closely with nursing, pharmacy and other operational management teams to provide a patient focused service. You will also work closely with our large multidisciplinary clinical trials team providing innovative treatments. We are looking for candidates who ideally have experience of aseptic services and pharmaceutical quality assurance and have a desire to progress in these areas. Key activities of the post holder will include: To provide technical support for pharmacists, technical and clinical staff involved in the prescribing/preparation of PN and CIVAS products. To contribute to the development of aseptic services in line with local and national objectives. To ensure national and local agendas are delivered To demonstrate a critical approach towards pharmacy practice in aseptic services preparation units (section 10). To liaise with other aseptic services and clinical pharmacists to ensure safe, effective and efficient service delivery to our patients. To undertake operational duties as part of the late rota for PN release. The technical services department at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) is a large department comprising of aseptic, sterile and non-sterile manufacturing with full support from on-site Quality Control and Quality Assurance teams. The aseptic units undertake a wide range of manufacturing and dispensed activities and each unit has a full complement of Pharmacists, Technicians and Assistants. The extensive multidisciplinary team (MDT) including consultants, registrars, clinical nurse specialists, specialist clinical and technical pharmacists, clinical research teams and administrative staff work together in a dynamic environment to deliver seamless care to our extensive patient cohort. Refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details and responsibilities.
  • To manage the day-to-day operation of CIVAS and PN units, deputising for the senior aseptic services pharmacist and working collaboratively with staff in the unit and wider pharmacy and clinical teams.
  • To ensure service delivery meets the needs of our patients.
  • To ensure the requirements of the CIVAS and PN quality management system are complied with as required by the Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services (QAAPS), national and NHS guidance.
  • To work with the Clinical Trials team in delivering clinical trials for GSTT and commercial sponsored trials to ensure full preparation and clinical regulatory compliance.