Medicine Stop Pharmacy based in Alfreton, Derbyshire is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to work in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Dispensary Assistant.
Closing date: 31 Dec 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
02 Jan 2024
07 Nov 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
The successful candidate will be assisting in the dispensing of medication; gaining key skills assisting customers on the counter. If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the pharmacy sector, this role is a fantastic opportunity with great potential.
Main duties include:
- Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
- Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions
- Making up blister packs
- Dispensing once trained
- Labelling of prescriptions
- Liaising with customers over the phone and face to face
- Duping and disposing of medicines
- Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas.
- Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages.
- Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met.
- To utilise specialist product knowledge when required
- To maintain a clean and tidy working environment
- To complete compulsory training as required.
- To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role.
The training you will be getting
- Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0)
- Functional Skills Level 2 in maths & English if not exempt
- BTEC Level 2 in the practice & principles for pharmacy support staff
- Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information
- There is no day release attendance at college it is delivered all in the workplace and instead you will be given a minimum of 6 hours per week once fully enrolled to complete your apprenticeship tasks set by your Assessor
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
- Potential opportunity for ongoing employment within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
Medicine Stop Pharmacy
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team
Pharmacy services assistant
Level 2 (GCSE)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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