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Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprentice Adm Healthcare Ltd

• Dispenses prescription medication and other medical products to patients under direction of licensed pharmacist • Counts pills, labels bottles, prices, and compounds medications to prepare prescriptions for patients as directed

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Closing date: 26 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £168.35

    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

    Hours: 30 - 35 Days: Monday - Saturday Breaks: one hour Holidays: Statutory Sick Pay: Statutory Sick Pay

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001785739

  • Positions

    1 available

Assists licensed pharmacist in preparing and dispensing drugs to patients and healthcare providers. Verifies that prescriptions are filled correctly and in a timely manner. Interacts with patients in delivering medications and completing other sales transactions. Receives, records, and stores medications coming into the pharmacy. Maintains stock of prescription medications and informs pharmacist of inventory needs.

Duties:

  • Dispenses prescription medication and other medical products to patients under direction of licensed pharmacist
  • Counts pills, labels bottles, prices, and compounds medications to prepare prescriptions for patients as directed
  • Performs administrative duties, including answering phones, receiving and inputting prescription orders, operating cash registers, and restocking inventory
  • Gathers, organises, and assesses patient information
  • Supplies patients with information and education on their prescriptions
  • Monitors prescription-filling process to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and pharmacy policies
  • Liaises with healthcare providers and patients to obtain correct prescription information
  • Answers patients' questions about their medications under the supervision of the pharmacist
  • Takes inventory of drugs on hand and records results
  • Places orders for additional drugs as directed by the pharmacist
  • Maintains electronic patient information
  • Prepares billing information for medications
  • Completes patients' sales transactions for purchase of prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as other pharmaceutical products

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Detail-Oriented, Works Well with a Team, Strong Customer-Service Skills, Excellent Verbal Communication Skills, Good Listener, Follows Instructions Well, Discreet, Organisational Skills, Mathematical Skills, Strong Scientific Skills, Excellent Memorisation Skills, Adaptive Learner, Computer Skills, Knowledge of Drug Regulations, Multi-Tasking Skills, Record-Keeping Ability

 

Personal qualities

Good communication skills

Desired qualifications

Standard will require as a minimum (upon entry at Level 2) 4 GCSE’s at grade C/Level 4 and above (must include English, maths).

Future prospects

Pharmacy Technician / Pharmacist

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

As of the 1st April 2021 The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 per 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.


About the employer

ADM Healthcare Limited is looking to take on a hardworking, confident individual, looking to work in a busy environment, you must have excellent customer service skills and work well within the team.

 

This company serves the community  dealing with patients on a daily basis. You get to liaise with medical professionals and a wide range of customers from different backgrounds.

 

They provide an excellent customer service experience for patients and visitors. Quality of care and putting the patient first every time is the key focus of this pharmacy.

There is a retail section to the pharmacy and customer service plays a key role. You will need a basic skill set to join the established team.

Employer

Adm Healthcare Ltd

Address

41 Castle Drive

Willenhall

WV12 4QY

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Contact

Zeaba Winning Zeaba.winning@bmet.ac.uk

As of 1st August 2020, the new Standard has replaced the previous Framework Apprenticeship.

 

Standards are occupation-focused; they are not qualification-led. The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship. And the apprentice is assessed at the end.  There is a focus on key areas – knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB)

 

Highlights of the new Standard:

1. There is a major shift from assessing to learning. Instead of continually assessing learners, assessors will be more like tutors or mentors – planning activities, sending feedback and supporting apprentices until the EPA (End Point Assessment). The EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) will then be responsible for assessing the apprentice. 

2. Instead of assessing apprentices, on-programme learning will meet all the KSBs in the standard and prepare apprentices for their EPA. Mentors will need to check which assessment methods are used in the EPA and do mock tests and practice runs as the apprentice approaches the EPA. 

3. The standards include a 20% off-the-job training requirement. This means providers and employers need to work together to plan learning activities outside of the apprentice's normal working duties. Off-the-job training is mandatory and will be audited, so it needs to be properly organised and recorded.  

4. Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners to get the most out of them – planning activities to coach borderline apprentices and stretch and challenge high achievers.  

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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