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L2 Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Alpha Pharmacy

Alpha Pharmacy are looking for an Apprentice Pharmacy Dispenser to work towards a Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship. The ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in pharmaceuticals.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday with some weekend work. Flexibility required. Shifts TBC by employer.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001725394

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will 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

  • 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, with the attitude of wanting to learn new skills
  • Must be able to think on the spot and have the desire to learn

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades C/4 or above to include maths and English Language or equivalent qualifications or Functional Skills

Future prospects

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

About the employer

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

Our Pharmacist is qualified to advise you on both your over the counter and prescription medicines. The Pharmacy provides a range of professional services to help improve patient health. We provide a personal, friendly service and do our utmost to offer the best service we can.

Our aim is to make a positive and caring contribution to the community; it serves, together with the best healthcare and dispensing services.

Our Services:

Pharmacy Service (NHS):

  • Appointment booking for consultations not required
  • Medicines use review (MUR) service
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • New medicine service
  • Prescription collection from local General Practices
  • Prescription delivery service
  • Private consultation room
  • Public Health
  • Condom supply
  • Emergency contraception
  • Gluten-free food service
  • Minor ailment service
  • Supervised consumption of medicines

Employer

Alpha Pharmacy

Address

468

Stafford Road

Wolverhampton

WV10 6AN

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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

  • Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship standard 

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