Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.
We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the 'as is' and to always put patients first.
We want staff who will live our trust values every day.
Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable
This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.
All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery. All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.
By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly. Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making. Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.
Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.
The Sterile Production Unit (SPU) prepares a range of specialised products, including antibiotic infusions, intravenous feeds for adults and premature babies and pain control devices. The Prepacking Unit (PPU) is responsible for a wide range of prepacked tablets, capsules, etc to a total of seventeen Trusts throughout Essex. The Cytotoxic Unit (CTU) provides specialised products for use in the Trust’s prestigious Chemotherapy Unit. The Radiopharmacy supplies kits to Basildon and Southend Trusts.
The compounding of aseptic preparations, proper packaging and labelling of products, maintenance of all necessary production records and controls, final checking of aseptically prepared products, dispensed items and pre-packs, including product release for named patients against a Pharmacist’s request form. Supervise Specialist Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, Rotational pharmacists, pre-registartion pharmacists and technicians. assist the chief Pharmacy Technician in developing and reviewing procedures and documentation. Ensure proper stock control, train other staff, provide cover for the other Specialist Pharmacy Technicians Team Leaders in the Pharmacy Technical Services Unit.
The post holder must have either BTEC, City & Guilds or NVQ or equivalent Pharmacy Technician’s qualification recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of great Britain. General principals and practice of CPD. Good computer skills such as Microsoft office Word, & Excel. Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice. Accredited checking technician status. At least 3 years practical experience in aseptic compounding. One year experience of Cytotoxics & Radiopharmacy compounding and one year experience of staff supervison/management and skills.
Monday to Tuesday 08:30am to 5:30pm ( 15 min tea break and 45min lunch break). With extra 4 hours to be worked around bank holidays approximately 2-4 times a year.
Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.
If you have patients in your every thought, whether you are in the office helping manage the financial accounts, or working on a ward providing direct patient care, we would welcome your application.
Please use the additional information section of your application to demonstrate how you meet the competencies of the person specification and the values of this Trust.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.