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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Adm Healthcare Ltd

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.

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Closing date: 26 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001811141

  • Positions

    1 available

Receives, records, and stores medications coming into the pharmacy. Maintains stock of prescription medications and informs pharmacist of inventory needs.

Duties will include:

  • 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

  • Strong customer-service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Strong scientific skills
  • Excellent memorisation skills
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of drug regulations
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Record-keeping skills

Personal qualities

  • Adaptive learner
  • Discreet
  • Detail-oriented
  • Works well with a team
  • Good listener
  • Follows instructions well

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Could progress to a Pharmacy Technician / Pharmacist role.

Things to consider

Will be required to come into Matthew Boulton College to study.


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

101

High Street

Wednesbury

WS10 8RT

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Contact

Zeaba Winning 07712407430 zeaba.winning@bmet.ac.uk

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard.

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. 

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. 

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.  

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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