Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant West Road Pharmacy

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.

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

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,625.00

    £6.50 per hour for 16-18. £7.50 per hour for 19+.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:45am - 6:00pm. Some Saturday work maybe required. Days and shifts to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256850

  • 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
  • Numerate
  • Working 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, 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

Things to consider

If arriving by public transport please check times before applying.

About the employer

A pharmacy based in Newcastle are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. West Road Pharmacy offers general pharmacy services including: * Appliance dispensing * New medicine service * Prescription collection from local General Practices * Appointment booking for consultations not required * Prescription delivery service.

Employer

West Road Pharmacy

Address

140 WEST ROAD

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

NE4 9QB

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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

Lesley Miller

lesley.miller@woodspeentraining.co.uk

07518909857

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: 05 Jul 2024