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Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant The Broadway Pharmacy

Fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in science and an ability to learn fast to jump-start an exciting career in pharmacy. We are a community pharmacy located in Stourbridge, Dudley. Our values and mission are to provide the very best healthcare and we aim to provide the highest standard of service to all our patients.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.50

    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

    Monday - Friday with occasional Saturday work. Flexibility will be required. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    25 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001716291

  • 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 medicines
  • 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 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 and with 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 may lead to a full time permanent position

Things to consider

  • Candidates need to be flexible to complete virtual or face to face interview. Trial will be necessary before successful appointment at the Pharmacy. Candidate must be in a position to commence their employment on an immediate basis
  • Successful candidate must be available to commute to College for exams and any necessary training sessions when and if required

About the employer

Established Community Pharmacy based in Stourbdridge, providing pharmaceutical services. All our employees share our mission to provide our patients and customers with excellent customer service, with swift responses, and by supporting the ever changing healthcare setting and adapting to the needs of our local community.

Pharmacy Service:

  • Appliance dispensing
  • Medicines use review (MUR) service
  • New medicine service
  • Prescription collection from local General Practices
  • Prescription delivery service
  • Private consultation room
  • Seasonal flu vaccination service (at risk groups)

Pharmacy Service (NHS):

  • Gluten-free food service
  • Minor ailment service
  • Stop smoking voucher service
  • Supervised consumption of medicines

Employer

The Broadway Pharmacy

Address

95

The Broadway

Stourbridge

DY8 3HX

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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 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only)
  • 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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