Pharmacy Higher Level Support Worker | Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Type: Contract

Date Posted: 27-Feb-23

Closing Date: 29-Mar-23

Location: Wycombe / Aylesbury, HP21 8AL

Salary: Not specified

Pharmacy Higher Level Support Worker | Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

The post holder:
• Will accurately prepare and dispense a wide range of aseptically prepared medicines to wards, outpatients and the cancer day unit. Products include cytotoxic chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies and aseptic products
• Will accurately dispense oral cytotoxic medicines and supportive treatments for cancer patients using the JAC computer system.
• Will participate in trays assembly of raw materials for aseptically prepared products, This includes calculating volumes and concentrations of ingredients to be used. The computer database is used to record patient and product details. Worksheets and labels are produced using the JAC CIVAS computer system.
• Will participate in the environmental monitoring of the aseptic unit and daily, weekly, monthly, 3 monthly and 6 monthly cleans.
• Will follow all legal and departmental practices including Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs), GMP (orange guide), COSHH and lifting and handling regulations and all Trust policies and procedures.
• Will be expected to contribute in the development of pharmaceutical services, and to promote the highest standards of professional practice, whilst observing at all times the “Statement upon Matters of Professional Conduct” issued by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

All duties carried out by a pharmacy support worker, higher level will be under supervision.

All work carried out is ultimately under the supervision of a pharmacist.

To maintain an up to date broth test and hatch transfer validation in order to be able to work in the aseptic suite.
To prepare cytotoxics, monoclonal antibodies and other aseptic products on a day to day basis in accordance with standard operating procedures.
To ensure that handling and storage procedures are strictly followed for
cytotoxic/aseptic medicines and that any spillages are cleared in
accordance with departmental procedures.
Cleaning of isolators on a sessional basis.
The dispensing of oral cytotoxic medicines and supportive treatments e.g.
anti-sickness tablets, steroids etc.
To answer telephone and retrieve and receive information.

Working for our organisation:

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.
We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We’re committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

This advert closes on Monday 13 Mar 2023