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Specialist Technician

Band 5

Main area
Radiology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time: 32 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH1888
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/01/2021 23:59
Interview date
03/02/2021

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for a Radio pharmacy Technician. This post is 32 hours per week.

This role is a great opportunity to develop your knowledge of the specialist work undertaken within our Radiopharmacy. You will be involved in preparing a range of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, supervising other less experienced staff in this work and performing in-process checks on the work of others. Undertaking Quality control tests on finished radiopharmaceuticals, as well as supporting the senior team with developing the work in line with commercial requirements.

ABOUT THE TEAM

We are a small very friendly unique team of 9.

Working day starts at 5.30am with an occasional Saturday morning shift.

We are a licensed Radiopharmacy unit providing an essential diagnostic and therapy service to our own UHS Nuclear Medicine department, as well as Nuclear Medicine departments and veterinary hospitals across the south coast.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • To prepare and package sterile, aseptically dispensed products, clinical trials and specially compounded products.

  • To ensure that the preparation and packaging of aseptic products are carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures, following Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Clinical Trials Practice and adhering to COSHH regulations.

  • To supervise the staff undertaking the aseptically dispensed products in order to meet or exceed the requirements defined in the Service Level Agreements between Radiopharmacy and its customers/users.

  • To act as an accredited checking technician.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Must be able to start at 5.30am

  • Registered Pharmacy Technician

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.              

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our Live Well and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held via zoom on 03/02/21

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Selina Rhodes
Job title
Senior Specialist Radiopharmacy Technician
Email address
Selina.rhodes@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381208580

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