Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant R WHITFIELD LTD

An Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant is required. Your main responsibilities will be ensuring the smooth running of the dispensary, dispensing medication effectively and safely, managing stock levels and be another expert for our customers to talk to, providing healthcare advice and services at the counter.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,725.00

    £5.50 - £6.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am to 12:30pm, closed for lunch until 2pm and close at 6pm. On a Thursday close at 5pm. Saturday 9am to 12:30pm on a rota basis

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227591

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Delivery of customer service
  • Dispensing of medication to patients
  • Over counter sales of non-prescription medication
  • Check and monitor prescription slips
  • Health & safety responsibility
  • Observing covid restrictions and guidelines
  • Use of patient record systems and use of smart card
  • Data entry relating to medication
  • Labelling and dispensing
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • NumerateWorking within a team environment
  • Liaison with doctors surgery and health professionals

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training

What to expect at the end of your 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

About the employer

We are a small group of Independent NHS Community Pharmacies serving the people in Colliery Row, Easington Lane, Houghton Le Spring, Hetton Le Hole, Murton and Shields.

Employer

R WHITFIELD LTD

Address

53 Front St, Colliery Row, Houghton le Spring, DH4 6LP

DH4 6LP

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Training

Training provider

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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

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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