Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Radiopharmacy Deputy Production manager

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
22/10/2018 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


The main role of this post is to undertake a full range of technical activities involved in the day to day running of the Radiopharmacy including production and preparation services as directed by the Production Manager.

Deputy Production Manager
The deputy production manager will assist in the efficient management of available staff and resources within Radiopharmacy. They will liaise with the Radiation Protection Advisor to minimise the amount of time spent by staff in Radiopharmacy.
They will manage, organise and prioritise workflow in the department in a manner that ensures minimal patient waiting times and meeting agreed times of supply.
They will be involved and oversee radiopharmaceutical production to ensure safe and effective radiopharmaceutical aseptic dispensing and manufacturing service in line with the Manufacturer’s Specials Licence.
They will undertake aseptic preparation and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with an ARSAC licence and local limits as part of the Radiopharmacy rota which includes: aseptic cleaning, environmental monitoring, accuracy checks, record keeping; dispensing and checking radiotherapy doses; radiation monitoring and decontamination and packaging.
They will participate in review and revision of departmental standard operating procedures, and other departmental policy documents as required.
They will liaise with the Quality Assurance Manager and assist in the investigation of deviations from SOPs, complaints and dispensing errors.
They will assist with the control of stock of radionuclides and associated materials, including purchasing, storage and disposal. They will maintain appropriate legal records of receipt, storage and disposal of all Radiopharmaceuticals.

Radiation protection officer
A radiation protection officer is a specialist in radiation safety and compliance matters with regulation IRR17. Their role is to support Radiopharmacy by ensuring arrangements are in place to manage radiation risks and take all appropriate measures necessary to minimise exposure to self and others. In particular, they will manage issues of radiation safety i.e. the principles of sufficient shielding and maintaining appropriate distance to minimise exposure to radiation.
They will contribute to the production and implementation of local rules and radiation safety policies.
They will act as a local point of contact to monitor and contain any spillage of radioactive material or radioactive bodily fluids and carry out decontamination and completion of documentation as per departmental procedures, taking into account the hazards involved.
They will lead and co-ordinate enquiries into accidents or incidents liaise with inspectorate and other bodies and identify training needs of the department.
They will assist with radioactive waste handling and safe disposal under the overall guidance of the radiation protection supervisor.

Post holder will be working in a very fast paced environment; previous management, radiation protection supervisor and experience of conducting EA/HSE/CQC audits/ inspections is essential.

Closing Date: 22/10/18


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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Chaudhry Abbas ( Radiopharmacy Production Manager)
01865 235342

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01865 228724