Production Pharmacist

About the job

  • Job Purpose

  • Alongside the Superintendent Pharmacist you will act as the accountable pharmacist for the day-to-day running of a high quality, safe, effective and efficient Pharmaceutical Compounding Service in accordance with the General Pharmaceutical Council Regulations and Guidance for Registered Pharmacies preparing Unlicensed Medicines and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

  • You will help to lead a team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other support staff in providing effective and efficient end-to-end manufacturing of non-sterile compounded products for patients and prescribers, with assurance, integrity, accuracy and compliance 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.
  • You will work as lead for the non-sterile compounding lab and be involved in research and development and answer formulation queries.
  • Safe and Effective Production – Quality Assurance

o    Together with the Director of Operations / Superintendent Pharmacist you will own the Quality Management System which translates into operational excellence at the London Specialist Pharmacy Ltd (trading as Specialist Pharmacy) – including writing, quality assuring or approving standard operating procedures.

o    Supervise the Pharmacist Operations and Quality Assurance and the Lab Manager in quality assuring all compounded products ensuring:

o    Product specifications are met (e.g. qualitative and quantitative including ingredient quantities and final product appearance)

o    Preparation methods are correct and adhered to

o    GMP standards have been upheld during the compounding process

o    Physio-chemical stability data is up-to-date and accurate

o    Audit trails including operator and time stamps within and outside the Compounding Software solution are maintained at all times

o    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

o    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

o    Ensure data integrity standards are upheld across the documentation pathway including ALCOA+

o    Provide advice to the production team on capacity and contingency planning including scheduling, considering production staff numbers, time to compound, equipment, premises and prescriber/patient demand

o    Supervise the production team and act as the accountable pharmacist for production

o    Strive to deliver and maintain turnaround times of production as per the company’s key performance indicators and work towards continuous improvement of the pharmacy service.

o    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

o    Formulate or quality assure the formulation of all new preparations.

Dispensary, Compounding, Procurement, Risk Register and Complaints

Upholding Compounding Standards  and Service Improvement

Customer Service

Set yourself apart

Skills Required

  • Ability to problem solve and action change effectively with minimum supervision
  • Ability to follow instructions methodically with excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • GPhC-registered Pharmacist
  • Basic computer skills essential
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of SP, e.g. accommodating for part time / shifts would be required

Production/Compounding experience is highly desirable

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