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Aseptic Services Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Participate in weekend working provision)
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£53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Salary period
28/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

The Aseptic Services Manager is responsible for the provision of aseptic services and delivery of outsourced aseptic products within  the Trust. This involves the management of the aseptic team including a Deputy Aseptic Services Manager, Senior Aseptic Technician and rotational staff. The post holder reports directly to the Chief Pharmacist and leads the Quality Control North West external audit and any actions identified during the audit as part of a quality systems approach.

Main duties of the job

1. To assist in providing and maintaining a safe and efficient pharmaceutical service

to Hospital wards and departments in accordance with Trust Policies and Abide by the General Pharmaceutical Council Standards

2 To provide professional leadership and supervision to the Aseptic services unit for Southport and Ormskirk District General Hospitals.

3 To ensure the safe and effective running of the Aseptic services unit, with the

Senior technical staff and the Aseptic services' Deputy pharmacist, and ensure

compliance with national and local guidelines relevant to this area.

4. To work with senior members of staff to develop clinical and other services within the


Please see Job Description for full details of role responsibilities

Working for our organisation

The Pharmacy Team at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital has recently expanded to include 13 new staff working at ward level to support the clinical teams. There is a Quality Improvement program with 5 staff based projects to support ward based development.  This is mirrored by the Trust's "Shaping Care Together program" involving staff in the development of service provision.
The national Aseptic review is being taken up regionally over the next few months presenting a real opportunity to evaluate the current service provided by the team and build on the existing service which majors on chemotherapy in  Haematology , while embracing any regional direction.
The unit has 2 positive and 2 negative pressure isolators and uses ChemoCare for Haematology chemotherapy prescribing.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description for further details.

Advertising Date: 8th April, 2021

Closing Date: 28th April, 2021

Shortlisting Date: 29th/30th April, 2021

Interview Date: 20th May, 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of aseptic services at band 7/8a level
  • Clinical knowledge of the Pharmaceutical aspects of Total Parenteral Nutrition, Chemotherapy, Ophthamology, Antibiotics, Urology, Paediatrics
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of the EMIS and ChemoCare systems
  • Good all round knowledge of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Managerial skills- ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines whilst paying attention to detail.


Essential criteria
  • Vocational Master's degree in Pharmacy
  • Membership of The General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent clinical experience
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at Regional QC course on Aseptic Dispensing


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development/education
  • Good understanding of the principles associated with "A Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice", " Aseptic Dispensing for NHS Patients", "Isolators for Pharmaceutical Applications" and all National, DOH and MHRA regulations concerning aseptic Preparation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Good all round knowledge of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Managerial skills- ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines whilst paying attention to detail. Experience in IPA and objective setting
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

John Williams
Job title
Chief Pharmacist
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