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Level 2 Pharmacy Apprentice Dove Medical Practice

Fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in science and an ability to learn fast to start an exciting career in a pharmacy. Interested? Apply now!

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Closing date: 27 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

    Shifts TBC with employer upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001800416

  • 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

  • Must be able to think on the go and have the desire to learn
  • Working in a fast-paced environment
  • 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 may 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

Pharmacy Service:

  • Appliance dispensing
  • Appliance use review service
  • Appointment booking available for consultations
  • Appointment booking for consultations not required
  • Collect Lateral Flow Device
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Electronic Prescription Service
  • Inhaler recycling
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • New medicine service
  • Prescription collection from local General Practices
  • Prescription delivery service
  • Private consultation room
  • Public Health
  • Seasonal flu vaccination service (at risk groups)

Pharmacy Service (NHS):

  • Chlamydia screening and treatment
  • Condom supply
  • Emergency contraception
  • Gluten-free food service
  • Healthy start vitamins
  • Inhaler technique service
  • Medication review service
  • Needle and syringe exchange
  • Post-discharge support
  • Stop smoking service
  • Supervised consumption of medicines
  • Vaccination service

Pharmacy Service (Non-NHS):

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Emergency contraception
  • Inhaler technique service
  • Seasonal flu vaccination service (not at risk groups)
  • Stop smoking service
  • Type 2 diabetes screening
  • Vaccination service

Employer

Dove Medical Practice

Address

60

Dovedale Road

Birmingham

B23 5DD

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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 intermediate qualification. 

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus/virtual - 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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