Specialist Pharmacy Technician

£31,365 - £37,890 yearly
  • MK University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 Sep, 2020
Full time Healthcare Pharmaceutical

Job Description

Main area: Pharmacy

Grade: band 6

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time 37.5

Site: Pharmacy (Dept)

Town: Milton Keynes

Salary: £31,365 - £37,890

Salary period: Yearly

Closing: 29/10/2020 23:59

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.


The pharmacy at Milton Keynes University Hospital needs to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated individual, focussed on providing the best possible patient care and experience. You would work as an integral part of our team to help us deliver our departmental service to a high standard.


This job is reliant on NIHR funding which is in place currently until the end of March 2021 and we will be applying for permenant funding as soon as possible. If the funding is not approved the successful applicant would be expected to work 3 days per week in clinical trials and 2 days per week in the wider pharmacy team when the funding finishes.


We are a department of over 90 staff providing pharmacy services through team-working and prioritising the needs of those we serve. You should be an experienced registered Pharmacy Technician who is NVQ Level 3 qualified or equivalent. As part of the pharmacy team working on clinical trials you will provide pharmacy support to the trust R&D ensuring prompt and efficient delivery all aspects of clinical trials services involving investigational medicinal product (IMP) according to GCP.

Duties will include:

  • Reviewing protocols for new studies
  • Attending Pre-study site meetings at feasibility
  • Attending site initiation meetings prior to study start up
  • Reviewing IMP Storage and Labelling in accordance with Annex 13 labelling requirements
  • Setting up new clinical trials
  • Dispensing study drugs
  • Writing and reviewing SOP
  • Accuracy Checks for dispensed IMP
  • Provide support for the pharmacy aseptic unit for sterile preparation of IMP
  • Maintain source information for IMP receipts, dispensed and returns
  • Use IRT (IWRS/IVRS) to maintain IMP accountability
  • Undertake IMP reconciliation for destruction
  • Maintain cold chain for IMP requiring refrigeration
  • Temperature monitoring for all IMP storage
  • Ensuring Staff are GCP trained and up-to-date with their CPD
  • Provide support for research team
  • Work to support MHRA GCP Inspection and Sponsor Audit
  • Participating in dispensary rota.

Please note that this post is subject to an initial probationary period on six months, extendable up to a period of 12 months. A DBS check may be required for new employees. MKUH promotes an inclusive workforce and are committed to equal opportunities, we proactively welcome applications from underrepresented groups in our community. Thank you for your interest in our Hospital.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/) for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services. We reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient volume of applications.