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Specialist Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Trials

Band 5

Main area
Core Clinical Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
28/10/2018 23:59

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Specialist Pharmacy Technician,

Clinical Trials

Band 5


1.0 WTE, permanent 37.5 hours per week

£23,023 to £30,615 per annum


Every patient has the right to participate in research. At North Bristol NHS Trust we aim to give patients the opportunity to be part of research and to contribute to the future of medical care.


Come and develop your career as part of the specialist pharmacy team providing a clinical trials service within one of the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art teaching hospitals in Europe … all set within a cultural and thriving modern city in a beautiful part of the country.


We are seeking a qualified pharmacy technician with the drive, motivation and enthusiasm to be part of a dynamic team responsible for maintaining a portfolio of 100+ clinical trials. You must be well organised, methodical and with a keen eye for detail. You will be expected to work effectively both independently and as part of the team.


The role will involve taking responsibility for the set up and delivery of clinical trials within pharmacy, under the management and leadership of both the Clinical Trials Lead Pharmacy Technician and Clinical Trials Team Manager. You must have robust interpersonal and communication skills to engage and work closely with the specialist Pharmacists and with the dispensary and Technical Services management teams. You will also build and maintain good professional relationships with the Trust Research & Innovation department, research staff and trial investigators in the delivery of a wide range of clinical trials.


Your main duties will include the set-up of new clinical trials; the management of trial material; supporting monitoring visits and assisting the monitor where necessary; capturing KPI and supporting the frequent raising of invoices; participating in the training of Pharmacy staff and the dispensing and checking of clinical trial prescriptions according to department SOPs, study specific dispensing procedures and complying with Good Clinical Practice (GCP).







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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are interested in this post, require further information, wish to have an informal chat or arrange a visit please contact either Simon Holloway, Lead Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Trials (Tel: 0117 414 2300, e-mail or Jane Coleborn, Director of Pharmacy (Tel: 0117 414 2276, e-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 1151