Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship DRS WRIGHT, HOPTON, CROSS TURNER & BARSTOW

Framlingham Medical Practice is a rural practice with approximately 10,000 patients. We have a branch practice at Earl Soham which is 10 minutes away from the main Framlingham surgery. We are a dispensing GP practice and are subscribed to the Dispensing Doctors Association Scheme, currently looking for a Pharmacy Services Assistant apprentice.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,065.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8:00am and 6:30pm, worked on a rota basis

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000243437

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties:

  • Under the guidance of the Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians, undertake a comprehensive programme of training to achieve NVQ Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant
  • Under the guidance of the Dispensary team, process all relevant prescriptions as authorised by GPs, independent prescribers and external prescribers where appropriate, in accordance with the principles of good practice and following Practice Policies/Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • To deliver a consistently high standard of professional customer service to all patients both in person and over the phone.
  • Complete all tasks assigned with a high level of accuracy
  • Work in accordance with strict guidelines for Information Governance and maintain strict Patient Confidentiality at all times
  • To provide cover for sickness and absence as required

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will be contracted under an apprenticeship contract. We cannot guarantee a permanent position at the end of the training but if one arose you would be eligible to apply.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Initiative, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

The position of Pharmacy Services Assistant apprentice is required to work at both Framlingham and Earl Soham surgery dispensaries. The job is a patient facing role and requires good communication skills.

About the employer

Framlingham Medical Practice is a rural practice with approximately 10,000 patients. We have a branch practice at Earl Soham which is 10 minutes away from the main Framlingham surgery. We are a dispensing GP practice and are subscribed to the Dispensing Doctors Association Scheme. The practice has a Clinical Pharmacist and pharmacy technician as well as 2 pharmacy technician trainees. We have built a foundation of good training and support to our existing dispensers. The Pharmacy Services Assistant (PSA) works under the supervision of a Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, or other accountable healthcare professional. The PSA provides a variety of pharmacy and medicines services to patients, the public and other professional healthcare teams. The PSA supports the delivery of pharmacy services within the GP Practice.

Employer

DRS WRIGHT, HOPTON, CROSS TURNER & BARSTOW

Address

Doctors Surgery, Pembroke Road, Framlingham

Woodbridge

IP13 9HA

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Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024