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Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant- Kays Chemist- Bedford M AND K PHARMACHEM LIMITED

To project a positive and friendly image to dispensary patients and other visitors and deal with queries in a professional, courteous and efficient way. Assist all patients and customers with their pharmacy and retail purchases. Assist in the preparation and sale of prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines/appliances and assist with stock.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,625.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000078834

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be joining a team of 8 professionals which include two pharmacists, technicians and dispensing assistants in picking medication orders, picking prescription orders, stock checking and learning about how to help people with health and medical needs.

Some of your duties will include:

  • NHS and other pharmacy service paperwork.
  • Undertake the training required by the company to fulfil your role effectively and ensure a high degree of professionalism.
  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs, and their uses.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with the general data protection regulation.
  • Ensure that customers receive excellent service 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.
  • Ensure all orders are checked off accurately, and stock stored with care.
  • Ensure the date checking procedure is maintained and recorded.

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

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continued learning to potentially reach a level of Accuracy Checking Technician.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Friendly, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

This training requires a clear focus on learning and why the rules and regulations regarding medicines dispensing and administration are essential £6 for under 18 £7 for 18-20 £9 for 21-22

About the employer

RETAIL COMMUNITY PHARMACY

Employer

M AND K PHARMACHEM LIMITED

Address

108 BROMHAM ROAD

MK40 2QH

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Training

Training provider

QUBE QUALIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

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: 04 Mar 2023