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Pharmacy Aseptic Assistant Technical Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

To assist in the smooth running of the aseptic unit by topping up of medication/consumables, stock control and liaison with service users and unit staff.


About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More about the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the pharmacy aseptic team at the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust at a time of innovation and service development

Pharmacy aseptic staff are overseeing and maintaining the facilities used to prepare sterile medicines, including chemotherapy and developing methods for the safe production of these medicines.

Aseptic staff are providing medications for patients who needs cannot be met by standard products from the hospital dispensary. This avoids the need to produce these items on the wards, helping to reduce the risk of infection to the patient and the hazards of chemicals to ward staff.

The 25 aseptic staff members are therefore vital to providing care to some of the most complicated patients and it is having this knowledge that makes the job so worthwhile. An increase in clinical trials work, as well as the increasing range of cancer treatments and life expectancy of cancer patients, means that we are looking for ways to increase capacity in aseptic services.

We are looking for highly motivated, adaptable and conscientious full time Assistant Technical Officer to join our existing team. They will have the ability to work part of a team, maintain accuracy under pressure, and possess good organisational and communication skills.

Competency based training will be provided to the successful candidate.

You will have GCSE grade C (4) or above in Maths and English

We will consider full or part-time applicants.

Working pattern: 37.5 hours

Salary: Band 2 £20,270 – £21,318 per annum/pro rata

If you’d like to know more about working with us, call Katie Copland (Chief Technician – Aseptic Services) on 01392 404811

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check/Enhanced Disclosure Check.

Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th January 2023

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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