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Senior Assistant Technical Officer (Pharmacy Aseptic)

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

Role Summary

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others by assisting in the production of potentially life saving drugs like chemotherapy?  Or contribute to the clinical trials of brand-new medicines? 

Do you have exceptional attention to detail, organisational and communication skills and a keen interest in science? If so, we want to hear from you!

This is a new role as a Pharmacy Senior Technical Assistant within the Pharmacy team and will involve duties in the preparation of aseptically dispensed products, including Adult parenteral nutrition bags, clinical trial products, intravenous additives and chemotherapy.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

It is imperative that we operate in a clean, pristine environment to ensure production of quality products and so cleaning will be a key duty alongside the team, as will packing and labelling of products. It is a varied role including taking telephone queries; supporting with stock control and you will be involved in the journey from production of medicines/products to delivery to our wards.

On the job competency based training will be also be provided to the successful applicant.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Eastern Services) Aseptic Unit has a modern facility on-site and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to be part of our Aseptic Service team and the current service provided to our customers. We are a busy aseptic unit and have a dedicated team of technicians and assistant technical officers who deliver a fast response service working within Standard Operating Procedures and the Guide to Good Manufacturing practice.

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

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours participating in flexible working arrangements including late clinic duties, weekends, bank holidays and on call as appropriate. This is currently contractual overtime and/or lieu time but will be moving to 7 day flexible working.

Interview Date: Thursday 11th May 2023 

For more information please contact: Katie Copland (Chief Technician Aseptic Services) on 01392 402484

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.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

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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