Assistant Technical Officer (Aseptic)

Job Description

Role Summary

This role as a Pharmacy Assistant within the Pharmacy team will involve duties in assisting the preparation of aseptically dispensed products, including adult parenteral nutrition bags, clinical trial products, intravenous additives and chemotherapy.

About the Role

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More detail about the role

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others by assisting in the production of potentially life saving drugs like chemotherapy?  Or contribute to the clinical trials of brand-new medicines? 

Do you have exceptional attention to detail, organisational and communication skills and a keen interest in science? If so, we want to hear from you!

The post holder will be embedded into the Aseptic Team preparing aseptically dispensed products.

The Royal Devon was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

As a key member of the Trust, you’ll be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients when they need it most.

It is imperative that we operate in a clean, pristine environment to ensure production of quality products and so cleaning will be a key duty alongside the team, as will packing and labelling of products. It is a varied role including taking telephone queries; supporting with stock control and you will be involved in the journey from production of medicines/products to delivery to our wards.

On the job competency based training will be also be provided to the successful applicant.

The Royal Devon University Trust (Eastern Services) Aseptic Unit has a modern facility on-site and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to be part of our Aseptic Service team and the current service provided to our customers. We are a busy aseptic unit and have a dedicated team of technicians and assistant technical officers who deliver a fast response service working within Standard Operating Procedures and the Guide to Good Manufacturing practice.

We are looking for highly motivated, adaptable and conscientious full time applicant to join our existing team of Technicians, Assistants and Pharmacists. They will have the ability to work part of a team, maintain accuracy under pressure, and possess good organisational, communication and numerical skills.

We will consider full or part-time applicants.

To find out more about careers in Pharmacy please click here Careers – HEE South West ( to find out more and where this opportunity could take you if you want to progress.

Previous applicants need not apply

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours week participating in flexible working arrangements including late clinic duties, weekends, bank holidays and on call as appropriate. 

Interview Date: Tuesday 25th June 2024.

For further information please contact: Katie Copland, Chief Technician – Aseptic Services on 01392 404811

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.