Aseptic Services Officer – Band 3

Closing Date 26th Sep 2022
Salary 21730 - 23177

Job Type Permanent

Working Pattern Full Time

Job overview
ULHT has Pharmacy departments based at Lincoln, Boston and Grantham. The department has a well-integrated team of Pharmacists, Technicians, Assistants and Administrative personnel, who provide a pharmacy service to a range of general and specialist areas including Medical & Surgical, Haematology & Oncology and Critical Care.

The department is supportive of development and provides a range of staff training, suitable for the development of their role.

In addition, ULHT has a new purpose built Aseptic facility located on Lincolnshire Science & Innovation Park, which prepares Chemotherapy, TPN and CIVAS products.

The Aseptic Service is undergoing exciting developments to support the trust with safer preparation of injectable medicines. The facility is due to open in October 2022 and will provide critical treatments for patients across Lincolnshire.

You can find out more about the Aseptic facility here; Pharmacy aseptic unit - United Lincolnshire Hospitals (

These developments mean we have a number of exciting roles available within Aseptic Services and are looking for those people interested in the preparation of injectable medicines and are interested in providing a critical service to the patients across ULHT, to join our amazing Aseptic team.

Do you have the following skills?

Good accuracy, communication, dexterity skills
High attention to detail
Good team work
Ability to adapt to change
If this is the case, then you can apply on NHS jobs.

Main duties of the job
Detailed JD & Main responsibilities

To assist the Senior Aseptic Services Technicians in the effective and safe operational running of the Boole Aseptic Facility (BAF) including supervision of the day to day workload and training of staff.

To ensure staff are undertaking activities following department standard operating procedures and work in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP).

Working for our organisation
What’s the hospital like?

Lincoln Hospital is a thriving university city and with the opening of the new medical school, it provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service

“Excellence in rural healthcare”, delivered by people who put patients at the heart of everything they do

One Trust, Endless opportunities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
What’s in it for you??

So, apart from being part of a team that puts patients at the heart of everything we do, and seeing lives improved by the treatments we give, you’ll also get the following:

NHS Pension: A generous and flexible pension scheme with contributions from us as your employer.
Annual Leave: Starting at 27 days a year, rising to 33 days after 10 years plus eight bank holidays (for staff covered by Agenda for Change)
Flexible working & career breaks: Helping you match work and home life – ask about reduced hours, compressed hours, flexible working, term-time only working, job sharing and unpaid leave.
Bank working: The chance to work extra hours at enhanced rates and we’ll pay you weekly – ideal if your income needs a quick boost.
Relocation packages: If a relocation package is offered for the role, you could qualify for expenses of up to 25% of your starting salary.
And there’s more!!:

Family & Childcare including on-site nurseries at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital Boston, maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave following a set period of employment.
Health & Wellbeing including mindfulness, counselling, mental health first aid, health check MOTs, physiotherapy, eye tests.
Learning & Development including Lincolnshire Talent Academy, leadership training, medical education, clinical education, Lincolnshire clinical research and GP speciality training programme.
Discounts & Salary Sacrifice including Cycle2Work, car lease scheme, home electronics and wider wallet.
Rewards & Recognition including staff awards, long service awards, retirement awards, examples of excellence and staff lottery.
What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. your NHS needs you!!!

Person specification
Essential criteria
4 GCSE's (A*-C) including Maths and Science subject
NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services or Science Manufacturing Process Operative or equivalent
Essential criteria
• Working with patients/customers/people
• Handling medicines in an Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit, NHS environment, GP surgery or Pharmacy
• Previous experience of working towards and meeting deadlines
Desirable criteria
• Experience gained to NVQ3 or equivalent level
• Previous experience in working in a Hospital Pharmacy setting
• Previous experience of working in a pharmacy aseptic unit (Section 10 or Licensed)
Essential criteria
• Good communication skills both verbal and written English.
• Ability to communicate factual information to other staff/patients; overcome communication difficulties
• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a team
• Ability to plan own tasks and those of other pharmacy support worker(s)
• Ability to receive, understand and convey technical information clearly
• Ability to work to set procedures
• Ability to clearly and accurately complete routine documentation
• Able to work under pressure accurately
• Able to identify and prioritise tasks
• Able to deal with emergency stock or similar problems
• Able to motive self and use own initiative
• Basic computer and IT skills: Email, word, accurate data entry
• Able to demonstrate manual dexterity
• Ability to recognise when to seek appropriate assistance from colleagues
• Able to undertake surveys and audits
Essential criteria
• Ability to work in an isolator fully gloved and gowned
• Ability to work without wearing any make-up, perfume / aftershave, jewellery, fake tan (this list is not exhaustive).
• Able to participate in late duty, weekend and bank holiday service in aseptics and in the dispensary on a rotational basis
• Able to participate in aseptic out of hours emergency duties
• Willingness to be flexible in terms of tasks undertaken (within competence)
Excellent personal hygiene
• Adaptable to change
As a responsible employer ULHT would encourage staff wishing to join the Trust to take up the COVID vaccination as this continues to remain the best line of defence against COVID19.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, ULHT reserves the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.

No DBS fees to pay: Successful candidates will have DBS applications applied for & paid by ULHT where applicable. There is no requirement to reimburse ULHT for this cost.

Applications from applicants who meet the current criteria for Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK (where both the role and candidate are deemed suitable for a Tier 2 visa) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

ULHT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country providing a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust’s core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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