As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will work alongside Pharmacy Technicians, under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist, at your local pharmacy shop.
Closing date: 01 Mar 2024
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: 40.0
Possible start date
02 Mar 2024
01 Feb 2024
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
The range of duties is broad and varies depending on the post, but may include the following:
- Taking in and handing out prescriptions dispensing prescriptions
- Using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
- Helping to maintain stock levels
- Ordering items for use within a department
- Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
- Delivering pharmaceuticals and other goods to sites within a pharmacy department, and wards/departments/clinical areas
- Selling over the counter medicines
- Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines,
- Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients and customers
- Bringing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
- Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
- Assisting with the manufacture of medicines
- Preparing medicines 'aseptically' (preparing medicines in a very clean environment using special techniques
- Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met
- Most common daily duties are as follows.
- Scanning and Labelling Prescriptions.
- Bagging Patient Prescriptions.
- Stock Replenishment.
- Stock Rotation.
- Serving Customers.
- General Housekeeping.
The training you will be getting
- Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
- Full time position may be available for the right candidate
The opportunity to progress onto your Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship may also be available
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
About the employer
NEWBRIDGE HEALTH CARE LTD
WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED
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
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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