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Pharmacy Services Assistant Standard Level 2 Apprentice IHS DISPENSING LIMITED

Are you looking to pursue a new career in Pharmacy where you can earn a salary whilst you learn and become qualified as a Medical professional? The Prescription Centre are looking for an Apprentice to work towards a Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship. The ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in Pharmaceuticals & Customer Service.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    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

    Specific hours to be confirmed with the Employer upon interview. Flexibility required.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069953

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone 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

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunities to progress to Level 3 Pharmacy Technician
  • A successful apprenticeship will possibly lead to a full-time permanent contract

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Lang or Lit) (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Flexibility required.

About the employer

Being a leading online pharmacy in the Midlands, we here at Prescription Centre understand that prompt access to high-quality, efficacious medicines is essential to ensure optimal health. Using the electronic prescription service (EPS), we allow your GP to send your prescription electronically to us, saving you the time and energy you would have otherwise spent on visiting the practice to get a repeat prescription. We then dispense your prescription and deliver it to your home, office, or any other place of your choice in the most efficient and discreet manner.

Employer

IHS DISPENSING LIMITED

Address

7 Selborne Street

Walsall

WS1 2JN

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Contact

Emma Worth

eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 688638

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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