Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Negotiable
Published 3 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Hannah Fitzismons
Job ref HFP7_1612785810

Job description


Temporary Radio-pharmacist required for a large public sector organisation based at through the Belfast Trust.

Rate of Pay: £19.89 per hour

Location: Belfast

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Duration: 3 months pending review


The person appointed will work as part of a team and will have responsibility to provide expertise as a Radio-pharmacist in the preparation and dispensing of a wide range of radio-pharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic applications within the Radio-pharmacy service. The post holder will have input into the Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS).

Main duties/Responsibilities:


  • To be responsible for the Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Radio-pharmaceuticals produced by the Regional Radio-pharmacy service.
  • To be responsible for release of prepared radio-pharmaceuticals as nominated pharmacist.
  • To develop and agree with the Chief Radio-pharmacist and the QA Lead the review and updating of Standard Operating Procedures and Systems of Work.
  • To ensure own work is compliant with relevant legislation (e.g. GMP, Ionising Radiations Regulations and Transport Regulations) and local policy and procedures.
  • To propose changes to current work practice within the scope of the current PQS to improve the quality of service delivered to customers.
  • To maintain an active program of self development and education including attendance at courses/scientific meetings where required.


  • To supervise, prepare, dispense and supply radio-pharmaceuticals under GMP conditions.
  • To supervise and perform the Quality Control of all products produced in the radio-pharmacy service and cyclotron facility.
  • To supervise and perform radioactive blood labelling procedures. Management
  • To assist the Chief Radio-pharmacist in the management and operation of all areas, staff and equipment related to the preparation, storage and distribution of radio-pharmaceuticals throughout Northern Ireland.
  • To assist the Chief Radio-pharmacist and QA Lead, ensuring that:
  1. Quality indicators are identified and monitored
  2. Performance indicators and targets are identified and achieved
  3. An annual audit program is implemented and continual improvement of the service is undertaken.
  • To participate in and promote the training and development of all categories of staff of the service and participate in the overall training policy of the RMPS.
  • To assist the Chief Radio-pharmacist in the financial aspects of the procurement, production and distribution of Radio-pharmaceuticals to ensure provision of an efficient and high quality service.
  • To assist the Head of Radioisotopes and Chief Radio-pharmacist in maintaining appropriate quality standards.


  • Ensure documentation and records related to the delivery of the Radio-pharmacy services are created and maintained in accordance with the PQS.
  • To assist the Chief Radio-pharmacist in the storage, disposal and record-keeping of radioactive waste in the Radio-pharmacy Service

Essential criteria

  • Master's Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
  • At least 2 years full time post-registration experience as a hospital pharmacist.


  • Experience in aseptic manufacture and clean-room facilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical legislation and guidance relevant to GMP.
  • Capable of effectively managing varied workload.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to initiate and implement service Interview developments.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic team worker but with ability to work independently.
  • Able to give quick reasoned accurate guidance in stressful situation.

If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Hannah Fitzsimons.

Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

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