Pharmacy Support Worker Higher Level – Aseptic Services.

  • Belfast
  • £10.40

Pharmacy Support Worker Higher Level – Aseptic Services

  • Belfast
  • £10.40
  • Posted January 26, 2023

Job Summary / Main Purpose
Provide support for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in aseptic units in
accordance with the relevant standards, policies, guidelines and Standard Operating
Procedures. Work in other sections of the pharmaceutical service under the
supervision of the relevant section manager.
The post holder will be required to complete a National Vocational Qualification
(NVQ) Level 2 in Pharmacy Services and any additional NVQ2 Pharmacy Services
modules relevant to the job role.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
For each of the following, the post holder will;
 Complete a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 2 in Pharmacy
services and any additional NVQ2 Pharmacy Services modules relevant to the
job role.
 Participate in the cleaning and preparation of the aseptic unit and its
equipment and supplies ready for aseptic preparation and dispensing.
 Ensure that all stock transactions are appropriately recorded on the pharmacy
computer system in order that stock holdings are accurate and appropriate
and that patient records are correct.
 Participate in the quality assurance programme and undertake internal audit
as required.
 Participate in environmental monitoring activity.
 Undertake regular assessments of personal quality standards.
 Liaise with nursing staff on a daily basis to confirm whether patient specific
treatments are required for that day.

 Prepare documentation and assemble raw materials for aseptic preparation.
 Undertake aseptic preparation, using barrier technology and aseptic
technique, labelling and packaging of products including chemotherapy.
 Record results of daily monitoring including isolator pressure records,
temperature records, indicator lamps and pressure differentials and report any
results that are out of range.
 Top-up stocks of pharmaceuticals, equipment and consumables ensuring
stocks are rotated, expiry dates observed and loss avoided.
 Participate in the induction, training and supervision of new members of staff

e.g. student pharmacy technicians, pharmacy support workers and pre-
registration pharmacy graduates.

 Undertake the assembly, labelling and packaging of prescribed items and
completion of dispensing records.
 supervise the work of Pharmacy Support Workers
 Assist with the receipt, storage and issue of pharmaceutical products including
maintenance of records.
 Cover the reception, log and track prescriptions, answer the telephone and
direct calls.
 Contribute to the loading of the pharmacy robot.
 Process returns from wards and departments.
 Participate in pharmaceutical production e.g. pre-packed medications and
Emergency boxes.
 Assemble, dismantle and clean equipment.
 Conduct oneself in an appropriate manner and maintain required standards of
appearance and dress.
 Photocopy, scan, file and maintain records.
 Participate in the Trust’s Personal Contribution Framework.
 Complete mandatory training requirements and maintain the necessary
 Participate in weekend and statutory day rotas.
 Participate in extended hours services.


Minimum of 4 GCSEs (Grades A-C / 4-9) or
equivalent to include English language and
at least two years’ experience as a Pharmacy
Support Worker in a hospital pharmacy department
or hospital pharmacy manufacturing unit or as
Pharmacy Assistant in retail pharmacy.
Three years’ experience as an Assistant Technical
Officer/Pharmacy support worker in a hospital pharmacy department or hospital pharmacy
manufacturing unit.

 Have or currently undertaking a NVQ2 Pharmacy
Services (or equivalent in Pharmacy Services[2])
or grandpa rented and willing to undertake an
NVQ2 Pharmacy Services.
 Willing to undertake additional NVQ2 Pharmacy
Services modules relevant to the job role


Please only apply if you meet the criteria

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