Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

Nicholsons Pharmacy

WIDNES, WA8 8HR

Closes in 4 days (Monday 22 July)

Posted on 17 June 2024


Summary

Working alongside our knowledgeable pharmacists and teams. You will be instrumental in the efficient delivery of pharmacy processes, to ensure our customers are taken care of. This role maintains a high level of competence, to ensure the safe dispensing of medication to customers, as well as being the experts that our customers can rely on.

Annual wage
£13,312 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
Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 6pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 29 July

Duration

1 Year 3 Months

Positions available

1

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

  • Pharmacy Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Medicine Counter Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhC]
  • Dispensing Assistant Course accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council [GPhC]
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if not already achieved grade 4 or C and above in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
  • Specialist pharmacy tutors deliver training one day per week on a weekly basis (via teams)
  • End point assessment is delivered by an independent end point assessment organisation

Where you’ll work

17 QUEENS AVENUE

WIDNES

WA8 8HR

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

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

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

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/4 or above)
    • Maths (grade C/4 or above)

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Science (grade C/4 or above)

    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
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Nicholsons Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy supporting the local community. Offering general pharmacy services including appliance dispensing, new medicine service, seasonal flu vaccination service (at risk groups). Prescription collection from local General Practices. Appointment booking for consultations not required, prescription delivery service, with a private consultation room. NHS Services: Supervised consumption of medicines, medication review service, Chlamydia screening and treatment (NHS), stop smoking service (NHS), needle and syringe exchange, condom supply and emergency contraception (NHS). Plus a stop smoking voucher service.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full-time role for the right person or further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

    Sean Jones

    Sean.jones@woodspeentraining.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258578.

    Apply now

    Closes in 4 days (Monday 22 July)

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