Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice Earls Hall Pharmacy
As a pharmacy technician, you would work under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist, preparing and supplying items of medicine that make up a prescription. You would be based in a community.
Closing date: 01 Oct 2017
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.00
Possible start date
02 Oct 2017
23 Jun 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
- Select the correct items to make up a prescription.
- Order new stock using computerised systems.
- Give advice to customers on prescription medicines and over-the-counter products.
- Give advice on healthy living and how to deal with minor illness.
- Selling over-the-counter medicines.
- Advising patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments.
- Preparing dosette and cassette boxes, usually for the elderly but also for those with memory/learning difficulties, where tablets are placed in compartments for specified days of the week.
- Customer Service focused activities including dealing with enquiries, answering incoming calls and taking accurate and precise message
- Adhering to the Health & Safety policies and procedures at all times, ensuring correct prescriptions are given to the correct people and asking for identification for those who look under the age limit set for the products given.
Requirements and prospects
- Some understanding of the importance of Health and Safety
- A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
- Ability to follow instructions
- Team working
- Work flexibly as part of a team
- Work on own initiative as necessary
- Calm under pressure
- Punctuality & Reliability
- Neat and professional appearance
- Excellent two way communicator
- Excellent verbal and nonverbal skills
GCSE A-C in English and Maths Or Equivalent
About the employer
Earls Hall Pharmacy
Functional Skills in English and Maths (If required)
Pharmacy Assistant Technical Certificate
Health - Pharmacy Services
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Seevic College
However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact; research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week.
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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017