Pharmacy Technician – Aseptic Services – Liverpool

Pharmacy Technician – Aseptic Services

Liverpool University Hospitals



Job overview

We have a highly regarded Aseptic Production Unit (APU) at the Trust and a brand new site which opened in 2022. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with some experience in aseptic services. The role will involve rotations through cytotoxic reconstitution, CIVAS and TPN. Good communication and being a team player are important for this role. A positive attitude towards providing a high quality service whilst paying particular attention to detail is essential to the role.

You must have a NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services and BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent and be a Registered Pharmacy Technician

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be delivering the day to day workload as member of a dedicated team, to include:

– Chemotherapy – cytotoxic reconstitution service.

– Parenteral Nutrition Service serving both hospital and home patients, including adult and neonatal products.

– Intravenous Additive Service to offer an extensive range of products for both Royal University Hospitals and external customers.

Working for our organisation

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To organise the workload in the areas for which responsibility has been delegated and to deploy the available staff in the most effective manner.

Adhere to and ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are read/understood and observed by all staff at all times.

To demonstrate a team approach by adapting to and working confidently and competently in each area within Aseptic Services, as required by the Aseptic Services Pharmacist and the needs of the service.

To maintain and update documents relating to equipment, facilities and training and to report deviations from specified operating conditions, as required by the Aseptic Services Pharmacist.

To liaise with customers, quality control personnel and carriers to ensure the prompt dispatch and delivery of all aseptic products, ensuring all handling and storage conditions are met and maintained.

To collate and provide to Senior Technician – Aseptic Services end of month workload statistics for areas where responsibility has been delegated.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 – Pharmacy Services and B/TEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent
  • Attendance of Aseptic Preparation & Dispensing Course (Leeds)


Essential criteria
  • Aseptic Services Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Good range of Aseptic dispensed / manufactured experience (CIVAs, TPN, Cytotoxics)


Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to train staff
  • Ability to prioritize and plan
  • Ability to understand role and service
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work accurately
  • Ability to suggest developmental change
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to change
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Maturity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent dexterity

Desirable criteria
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solving, decision making


Essential criteria
  • Works on own initiative
  • Works as team player

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. 

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. 

Candidates applying for the role of Healthcare Assistant on the staff bank  should note that due to the nature of the role,  workers must be aged 18 or above when commencing in post. Applicants are therefore welcome from those aged over 18 or within 3 months’ of their 18th birthday.

The Trust is committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance and achieve fair, equitable and consistent practice. We welcome flexible working requests and will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements from day one of your employment. Not all roles are suitable for every flexible working opportunity all of the time. Flexible working options may include reduced hours, compressed hours, fixed shifts, time back in lieu and home working.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We encourage applicants from the following groups that are currently under-represented in our workforce black, Asian and minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+), disabled, male and age 16-24.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £18+£5 (standard disclosure) or £38+£5 (enhanced disclosure) will be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly instalments for up to 3 months following commencement of employment. Bank posts require upfront payment. 

From April 2017, Skilled visa applicants and their adult dependant(s) will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past ten years.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0151 706 4666 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post. 

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band. 

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Pugh
Job title
Aseptic Production Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0151 706 3235


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