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Job reference: 180189
Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)
Job closing date: 15/03/2024
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 01/03/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Pharmacy

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Are you interested in a career in Cancer and Aseptic services?

We are looking for an organised and motivated pharmacy technician to join our expanding cancer pharmacy team. Applications are welcome from registered pharmacy technicians or those expecting to register with the GPhC within the next 4 months. Hospital experience is not essential as full training will be provided.

The post will rotate between the cancer pharmacy team and aseptic services. You will assist the pharmacists and senior pharmacy technicians in providing patient focused quality pharmaceutical care to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

As a cancer care pharmacy technician, you will support the senior cancer technicians in the provision of the technical aspects of medicine supply to cancer patients, ensuring a high level of service including adequate stock control and with an aim of minimising medicines wastage.  You will also work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team, particularly the chemotherapy nursing team, to contribute to medicines management process and ensure that patients have the medicines that they require at the correct time. As a member of the aseptic team the post holder will support the senior aseptic technician with the planning and delivery of high standard aseptic dispensing services. The Aseptic unit is involved in the supply of centralised intravenous additive services (CIVAS), systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT), and total parenteral nutrition (TPN), both adult and neonatal.

A dispensary checking or aseptic checking qualification is desirable for this post; however, applicants will be supported to achieve these qualifications if not already attained.

These posts offer an excellent opportunity to develop in a supportive environment as a fully integrated member of the oncology/aseptic pharmacy team.

You will participate in weekend and public holiday rotas.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Informal enquiries to Julie Ann Ross, Senior Aseptic Technician on 01324 566714 or Susan Henderson/Laura Allan, Senior Cancer Care Technicians on 01324 566308

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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