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Pharmacy Retail Apprenticeship - Riverview Health Centre Pharmacy - Hendon Riverview Health Centre Maritime Surgery

To work as part of a pharmacy team under the supervision of the registered Pharmacist and 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: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.50

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 9.00 am-5:00 pm (one hour unpaid lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001823724

  • 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.

Your role includes:

Pharmacy Counter Assistant: serving on the front counter of the pharmacy, sales, cash handling, taking prescriptions, ordering, cleaning & household duties and general retailing.
Dispensing Assistant: as above and working under the close supervision of the pharmacist to keep the dispensary clean, stocked up, assist with the ordering, using pharmacy computer to label and dispense prescriptions.

You'll work with the pharmacist to help with dispensing, ordering, stock keeping and assist the pharmacist to deliver NHS and private health services.

Other duties include:
- taking in and handing out prescriptions
- dispensing prescriptions
- using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
- helping to maintain stock levels
- ordering items for use within a department
- receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
- delivering pharmaceuticals and other goods to sites within a pharmacy department, and wards/departments/clinical areas
- selling over the counter medicines
- answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines,
- responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients and customers
- bringing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
- pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
- assisting with the manufacture of medicines
- ensuring that health and safety requirements are met
- 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
- complete all NHS and other pharmacy service paperwork


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to read and carry out instructions
  • The ability to pay attention to detail
  • Work in a team Open to learning new models of care

Personal qualities

  • Honesty
  • Willingness to learn Show initiative
  • Ability to work under a certain amount of pressure
  • Good Customer
  • Service Friendly

Desired qualifications

Flexible but must be able to read and write English and must be able to do basic addition and subtraction. GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Future prospects

It is hoped that the successful candidate will complete their apprenticeship successfully, remain with us and grow their career within the company.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

NHS Pharmacy that aims to help the community and be the 'go-to' pharmacy for the people regarding their health care.

Employer

Riverview Health Centre Maritime Surgery

Address

West Lawrence Street, Borough Road

Sunderland

SR1 2HJ

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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

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Aug 2022