Pharmacist – Operations and Quality Assurance
Hours: Full time
Job Type: Permanent
Reporting to: Chief Pharmacist
- You will act as the accountable pharmacist for the day-to-day running of a high quality, safe, effective and efficient Pharmaceutical Compounding, Dispensing and Customer Care Service in accordance with the General Pharmaceutical Council Regulations and Guidance for Registered Pharmacies preparing Unlicensed Medicines.
- You will lead the effective and efficient end-to-end manufacturing of the Pharmacy, to deliver for patients and prescribers, with assurance, integrity, accuracy and compliance.
- All activities are undertaken under Section 10 of the Medicines Act 1968.
- You will act on a rotational basis as the Responsible Pharmacist as per the Responsible Pharmacist Regulations and rotate as the Lead Pharmacist for the Laboratory, Dispensary or the Customer Care Team.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Together with the Senior Pharmacist – Operations and Quality Assurance, maintain an up-to-date Quality Management System which translates into operational excellence.
- Quality assure all compounded products ensuring:
- Product specifications are met (e.g. qualitative and quantitative including ingredient quantities and final product appearance)
- Preparation methods are correct and adhered to
- GMP standards have been upheld during the compounding process
- Physio-chemical stability data is up-to-date and accurate
- Audit trails including operator and time stamps within and outside the Compounding Software solution are maintained at all times
- Integrity and accuracy of data input of all raw materials are cross-checked against the received product and their certificate of analysis/conformity/Home Office Import Licences
- Rejected products are clearly documented in the quality management system (QMS) as well as recorded and investigated as non-conformance using the internal error management system, with a clear focus on preventing future occurrences
- Ensure data integrity standards are upheld across the documentation pathway including ALCOA+
- Provide advice to the compounding team on capacity and contingency planning including scheduling, considering production staff numbers, time to compound, equipment, premises and prescriber/patient demand
- Strive to deliver and maintain turnaround times of production as per the company’s key performance indicators
- Observe the Safety at Work Act 1974 regulations and ensure compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations protecting staff and the general public
- Formulate or quality assure the formulation of all new preparations
Experience & Requirements:
- Ability to follow instructions methodically with excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to problem solve and action change effectively with minimum supervision
- Able to work with minimal supervision
- GPhC-registered Pharmacist
- Basic computer skills essential
- Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the company, e.g. accommodating for part time / shifts would be required
- Production/Compounding experience is highly desirable