Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant R WHITFIELD LTD

A pharmacy based in Houghton Le Spring, are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. You will be involved in supporting the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines and products, issuing them to patients and other professionals.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,725.00

    £5.50, £6 - £7 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am–12:30 pm, 2–6 pm Thursday 9 am–12:30 pm, 2–5 pm Some Saturday maybe required on a rota basis 9 am–12:30 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227702

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support with patient consultations
  • Dispensing medicine
  • General admin
  • Dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock
  • Processing NHS prescriptions

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Medicine Counter Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhc]
  • Dispensing Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhc]

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Pharmacy Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • A permanent position within the organisation

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

Whitifeld's Pharmacy is a local, family run business consisting of eight pharmacies; incorporating G. Whitfield Ltd And R. Whitfield Ltd. The company has proudly served the local community since Robert Whitfield opened the first branch of R. Whitfield Ltd in 1919 in Easington Lane. The company is currently run by fourth generation members of the Whitfield family, who themselves are also pharmacists and work within the pharmacy business.

Employer

R WHITFIELD LTD

Address

93 High Street

Easington Lane

Houghton Le Spring

DH5 0JR

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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

Contact

Kate Anderson

kate.anderson@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07483367108

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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