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Apprentice Retail Pharmacy and Optician Counter Assistants - Medirex Limited Medirex Opiticans

To work as part of a pharmacy team under the supervision of the registered pharmacist, to ensure an accurate, timely, high quality dispensary / counter service is provided to our customers in a caring, friendly and professional manner.

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

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Saturday - Mon to Friday you'll work shifts between 9am-7pm - Saturday shift will be 10am-1pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001813504

  • Positions

    2 available

To assist the pharmacy manager and the optician manager in providing a confidential, friendly, efficient and professional healthcare service to the local community. To deal with customer queries and requests in relation to the sale of over the counter medicines and prescriptions in a polite and courteous manner. To manage the pharmacy shop counter sales with the help of an automated ordering and stock control system, training for which will be fully provided.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serving customers and making sales
  • Ordering, receiving and managing stock
  • Merchandising & display
  • Undergo relevant training to work as part of a team
  • Ensuring patients receive a friendly and attentive service
  • Communicating with patients regarding prescriptions and over the counter queries
  • Supporting the delivery of professional services in the pharmacy
  • Assisting in improving over the counter sales
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy working environment at all times
  • Operating a till and cash handling
  • Answering the phone and taking messages
  • Stock management – including checking goods in, placing orders and date checking
  • Medication deliveries to patient’s homes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • We are in an area with a large number of Spanish and Portuguese speakers so the ability to speak one or both of these languages will be a great advantage. If you do speak Spanish and/or Portuguese and do not have any Medicines Counter Assistant training, this will be provided
  • Small knowledge/Retail Experience
  • IT Skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Good Customer Service
  • Friendly
  • Personable
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work in a team

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

  • Progress in the organisation to dispensing optician or pharmacy counter and dispensary assistant

Things to consider

  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
  • Application questions

About the employer

Medirex Opticians is an Independent Optician practice based in Vauxhall and Oval, established in 1990. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality eye care. We are a recognised practice for enhanced services in the community and work closely with St Thomas’ and Kings College Ophthalmology departments.

Employer

Medirex Opiticans

Address

28-29

Wilcox Close

London

SW8 2UD

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Training

Training provider

Qube Learning

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

Contact

Sophie Gear

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

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

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2022