Pharmacy Dispenser Apprenticeship - Citywide Health (Water End Pharmacy)

Citywide Health

York, YO26 5RU

Closes in 7 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 6 June 2024


Summary

Your apprenticeship will involve working alongside our qualified dispensing team, learning how to become a Pharmacy Dispenser. Our 18-month apprenticeship will gain a specialised certificate which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy.

Annual wage
£15,600 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
Apprenticeships may involve evenings and weekend working, but is dependent of the pharmacy opening times. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 31 July

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

4

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

  • All the training is on site, and you do not need to attend off site college days to complete this Apprenticeship
  • An e-learning portfolio plus on-site tutors will help you progress to a Level 2 Pharmacy Dispenser qualification, which is a requirement to work in any pharmacy in the UK
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Pharmacy Services assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Where you’ll work

Citywide Health - Water End Pharmacy

8 Boroughbridge Road

York

YO26 5RU

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

BRADFORD COLLEGE

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:

    • Maths & English (grade 4)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The ideal candidate must be: Friendly, caring and passionate about patient welfare Willing to learn and take on new challenges Can work accurately under pressure and in a fast paced environment Ambitious with a good work ethic Be a strong team player whilst also able to work independently Take on feedback and listen to directions

    About this company

    We first opened our doors to patients in Haxby and Wigginton in November 2010, with the founding branch of Citywide Health, Haxby Pharmacy. Over the next 13 years we have steadily grown into the largest group of independent pharmacies in the city of York, allowing us to help many more patients manage their health and get the most out of their medication. We now have 7 pharmacies across the city and have apprenticeship opportunities at all sites.

    https://www.citywidehealth.co.uk/jobs/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Career progression at the end of the apprenticeship can result in promotion within Citywide Health, or opportunities with local hospital or GP practices, or training to become a practicing pharmacist
    • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    BRADFORD COLLEGE

    cv@haxbygrouppharmacy.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255976.

    Apply now

    Closes in 7 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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