L2 Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice

Thomas Pharmacy

ESSEX, IG11 7NP

Closes in 2 days (Saturday 27 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 January 2024


Summary

Thomas Pharmacy is looking to recruit a Level 2 apprentice to join the team to provide high quality service to patients. You will be working closely with counter assistant, dispensers, pharmacist and responsible pharmacist.

Annual wage
£12,480 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Pharmacy services assistant (level 2)
Hours
Shifts to be confirmed, with four days based in the pharmacy and one paid day at college.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 28 July

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

2

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Where you’ll work

THOMAS PHARMACY

19 RIPPLE ROAD

BARKING

ESSEX

IG11 7NP

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

INSPIRE MIDDLESEX COLLEGE LTD

Your training course

Pharmacy services assistant (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • receive and log prescriptions
  • assemble prescribed items, undertake an in-process accuracy check and issue prescribed items
  • work according to legislative requirements, and organisational policies
  • order, receive, maintain and issue pharmaceutical stock
  • provide appropriate advice when authorised on supplied medicines and products, their storage and disposal
  • work within the parameters of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the pharmacy
  • act in accordance with systems and organisational governance
  • recognise and act within the pharmacy regulatory, legal and ethical standards
  • support the team in the development of others
  • maintain and further develop your own skills and knowledge through development activities; maintain evidence of your personal development and actively prepare for and participate in appraisal
  • communicate effectively with the public, carers and other health and social care professionals using a range of techniques to determine their needs, and keep information confidential
  • handle information (record, report and store information) related to individuals and/or patients in line with local and national policies
  • use pharmacy IT systems and other IT resources according to legislative requirements and organisational policies
  • demonstrate person centred care and support within a pharmacy setting
  • make pharmacy patients and patient safety your first concern
  • use judgement and refer service user as appropriate to another member of the team, GP, healthcare worker, manufacturer etc
  • maintain the interests of patients and the health of the public
  • promote and advocate equality, diversity and inclusion
  • promote healthy lifestyles to customers
  • work safely within the parameters of your role using Standard Operating Procedures
  • apply policies which relate to health and safety at work
  • act appropriately in situations to prevent harm to yourself and others
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Maths (grade Grade 3 and Above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    About this company

    Our reputation is built on our commitment to prompt professional, personal service and attention to detail, which is reflected in the services we offer and the time we take to get to know our clientele and how to best service their needs.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Potential employment within hospitals, community pharmacies, Air Force, and pharmaceutical industries
    • Go on to study level 3

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    INSPIRE MIDDLESEX COLLEGE LTD

    Andy Gill

    info@inspiremiddlesexcollege.org

    073 9876 0786

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000219834.

    Apply now

    Closes in 2 days (Saturday 27 July at 11:59pm)

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