Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant J-S HEALTHCARE LTD

A pharmacy based in Ferryhill are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications. Duties include dispensing medicine and dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,725.00

    £6.00 for 16-18 years old £7.00 for 19+

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 08:30am to 05:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000176011

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support with patient consultations
  • General admin
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock
  • 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, Logical, 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

About the employer

Higginbottom Pharmacy is the only independent pharmacy in Ferryhill and has been serving the community for over 40 years. We pride ourselves in our friendly approach and professional attitude towards our customers old and new. We continue to offer a wide range of services, whilst processing repeat and walk-in prescriptions. As healthcare professionals, our pharmacists provide advice on your medication, treatments, and a wide range of health-related topics. They will provide information and advise you on how best to take your medication, including any side effects to expect, and may also refer or signpost you to a more appropriate healthcare service.

Employer

J-S HEALTHCARE LTD

Address

10 Main Street

Ferryhill

DL17 8LA

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Kate Anderson

kate.anderson@woodspeentraining.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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