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Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant West Road Pharmacy

Your main responsibilities will be ensuring the smooth running of the dispensary, dispensing medication effectively and safely, managing stock levels and be another expert for our customers to talk to, providing healthcare advice and services at the counter.

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Closing date: 07 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,750.00

    £5.00 per hour for 16-18. £6.00 per hour for 19+.

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday 8:45am till 6:00pm. Some Saturday work maybe required. Days and shifts to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000105557

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Dispensing medicine
  • General admin
  • Dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock
  • Assisting in processing NHS prescriptions

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

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes: 

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full-time permanent role for the right person
  • Further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

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About the employer

A pharmacy based in Newcastle are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. West Road Pharmacy offers general pharmacy services including: * Appliance dispensing * New medicine service * Prescription collection from local General Practices * Appointment booking for consultations not required * Prescription delivery service.

Employer

West Road Pharmacy

Address

140 WEST ROAD

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

NE4 9QB

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Lesley Miller

lesley.miller@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07518909857

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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