Pharmacist – Operations & Quality Assurance |£49000 - £50000 per annum
Quality Assurance

Pharmacist – Operations and Quality Assurance

Location: Dagenham

Salary: £Competitive

Hours: Full time

Job Type: Permanent

Reporting to: Chief Pharmacist

Job Purpose

  • 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

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