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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Standard Level 2 TRI-PHARMA LIMITED

Stratford Pharmacy are looking for an apprentice Pharmacy Dispenser to work towards a Health and Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship. The ideal candidate must be able to drive, as the apprenticeship will require both face to face sessions at Walsall College and virtual sessions. Candidates must be able to commute to Walsall College.

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Closing date: 27 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £177.97

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001687981

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicine
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups, either in a pharmacy or in a ward, and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be able to think on their feet and have the desire to learn
  • Computer skills useful and the ability to work as a team
  • Must also have good communication skills which can be further developed

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Honest & reliable
  • Punctual
  • Have the attitude of wanting to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades C/4 or above to include maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

A successful apprenticeship will possibly lead to a full time permanent contract.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

An independent pharmacy offering a range of services. 

We offer a range of professional services as well as the fast and efficient dispensing of NHS and private prescriptions.

Our Services

  • Prescriptions Dispensed
  • Urgent prescriptions
  • Emergency Supplies
  • Repeat Prescription Service
  • Repeat prescription collection and Delivery service
  • Medicine Counter
  • Healthcare products and support for self-care
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception
  • Support for people with disabilities
  • Private consultation area
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Information Leaflets
  • Disposal of unwanted medicines
  • Service to care homes
  • Medication Usage Review (MUR)
  • Vitamins and homeopathic medicine advice
  • Health foods incl. gluten-free and diabetic
  • Advice on healthy lifestyle
  • Supervised methadone dispensing

Other Pharmacy services include:

  • Advice on how to use dispensed and counter medications
  • Safe disposal of unwanted medication
  • General health advice on a range of conditions
  • Needle exchange
  • Winter flu jabs

Employer

TRI-PHARMA LIMITED

Address

21

High Street

Stratford-Upon-Avon

CV37 6AU

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus

Contact

Emma Worth 01922 688638 eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only). Sessions may be remote. 

Full time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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