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Apprentice Pharmaceutical Dispensing Assistant KAMAL LIMITED

Working as an assistant in a Pharmacy serving customers in the local community. Advising on over the counter medication and assisting in dispensary. Providing healthy living advice and signposting. Working within NHS England contractual framework and GPhC Premises and inspection standards.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    Mon – Fri (9am-6pm ) (incl one day at college) Days to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000123415

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Reading prescriptions, labelling and dispensing prescribed medicines
  • Calculating quantities and doses of medicines
  • Providing information and advice to patients on how to use their medication
  • Advising members of the public about over-the-counter (non-prescribed) medicines and management of minor ailments
  • Selling over-the-counter medicines and other items stocked by the chemist
  • Promoting other services offered by the pharmacy
  • Stock procurement and control
  • Checking stock and putting stock away
  • Date checking stock
  • Daily cleaning rotas and infection control management
  • Maintaining individual records of patient’s prescriptions, usually using the pharmacy computer system.
  • Filing paperwork
  • Providing healthy advice and promoting public health
  • Recruiting patients for NHS and Private services

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

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • One day release at Barking and Dagenham college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Continued employment
  • Supervisor or Manager
  • Sales or marketing
  • Work in hospital or pharmaceutical company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Experience in health/social, Pleasant presentation

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Why are you interested in working in the pharmaceutical sector? What skills do you have that would help you in this role?

About the employer

We are an Independent Community Pharmacy based in Longbridge Road, Dagenham, we are proud to serve our local community and surrounding areas. At Nuchem Pharmacy, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and we pride ourselves on the exceptional quality of products, professional advice and healthcare that we deliver day to day. Nuchem Pharmacy is the pharmacy of choice for patients wanting excellent service and advice.

Employer

KAMAL LIMITED

Address

606 Longbridge Road

Dagenham

RM8 2AJ

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Training

Training provider

BARKING AND DAGENHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Grace

grace.hatch@bdc.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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