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Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant - Chain Lane Pharmacy - Knaresborough ASCENT HEALTHCARE LIMITED

To work as part of the pharmacy team and support the Supervising Pharmacist with day to day tasks such as dispensing, working on the counter supporting customers and taking payments. You will provide customer service that is caring, friendly and come across in a professional manner at all times.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £135.00 - £270.00

  • Working week

    5 days from 7 Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001741612

  • Positions

    2 available

You will complete the following:
Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.
NPA Courses will commence around 8 weeks after you have been enrolled on the Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship. NPA Courses must be completed within the first 12 months of employment at the Pharmacy.
Your Retailer Level 2 Apprenticeship will be delivered by Qube Learning who are a National Training Provider. As a student within Qube Learning you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor who will visit you every 4- 6 weeks and deliver a bespoke teaching and learning session.
Your Apprenticeship Training Programme + NPA Courses should be completed in around 15 months. Functional Skills (maths and English) may form part of your programme.
Qube Talent are currently working with Day Lewis Pharmacy to assist them in finding their next Apprentice superstar!
As an Apprentice at Day Lewis you will:

  • Complete all NHS and other pharmacy service paperwork
  • Undertake the training required by the company to fulfil your role effectively and ensure a high degree of professionalism
  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs, and their uses
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Ensure that customers receive excellent service
  • Handing out medications to customers
  • Ensure that the pharmacy always projects a professional image
  • Ensure that all areas within the pharmacy are clean, tidy, and well organised with special attention to risk management guidelines
  • Use the EPOS back office function to order and maintain the required stock levels in the pharmacy
  • Ensure high standards of pharmacy stock management, reduce stock holding and ensure maximum profitability
  • Ensure all orders are checked off accurately, and stock stored with care
  • Ensure the date checking procedure is maintained and recorded 

Customer service:

  • Ensure that customers receive excellent service
  • Use the till system to serve customers and be able to complete sales transactions
  • Deal with customer complaints and dispensing errors promptly and efficiently in accordance with company policy
  • -Develop and maintain good relationships with local surgeries, nursing homes, other healthcare professionals and local bodies

Housekeeping:

  • Ensure that the pharmacy always projects a professional image
  • Ensure that all areas within the pharmacy are clean, tidy, and well organised with special attention to risk management guidelines
  • Ensure the floor is kept clean and free from hazards, e.g. boxes/totes
  • Follow all company Health & Safety procedures and policies and complete any associated training 

Stock control:

  • Ensure high standards of pharmacy stock management, reduce stock holding and ensure maximum profitability
  • Ensure all orders are checked off accurately, and stock stored with care
  • Ensure the date checking procedure is maintained and recorded
  • The above list is not exhaustive. You may be required to perform other duties, those deemed reasonable by your Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Accurate
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Successful applicants will achieve a Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Qualifications. The successful applicant will be a qualified Dispenser upon completion of the programme. Future prospects: Level 3 Pharmacy Apprenticeship or Level 3 Retailer Apprenticeship + Accuracy Checking for Dispensers

Things to consider

PLEASE NOTE: I am looking for STRONG candidates for this busy pharmacy. I am happy to take on someone with experience within Retail and enrol them on the Retail Level 3 plus NPA courses.


About the employer

Chain Lane pharmacy is a local pharmacy that puts the community at the heart of our practice. We're dedicated to supporting our customers and our team members that work with us. Chain Lane is ran by a successful leader within the Pharmacy Industry and is keen to develop team members across the group.

Employer

ASCENT HEALTHCARE LIMITED

Address

2

Chain Lane

Knaresborough

HG5 0DH

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Training

Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited

Contact

JustApply

Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2021