Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

PAN Pharmacy

Birmingham, B26 2JN

Closes today

Posted on 28 June 2024


Summary

We are seeking to recruit new members to join our highly qualified dispensing team as a Pharmacy Apprentice.  We are a small innovative team of qualified professionals, placing high focus on customer service to best support our communities needs. This new role as a Pharmacy (apprentice) is an exciting opportunity.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 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
Shifts to be confirmed - 37 hours per week between Monday - Saturday

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 22 July

Duration

1 Year 3 Months

Positions available

2

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

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • 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]
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training

Where you’ll work

136 Garretts Green Lane

Birmingham

B26 2JN

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/Maths (grade 4/c)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Welcome to Pan Pharmacy. We are a family run Independent Pharmacy group serving the Birmingham area. We have been serving our local communities since 1982 and pride ourselves on our friendly, hardworking and approachable employees who go that extra mile to provide the best customer service you would expect. We offer a range of healthcare related services including dispensing of prescriptions, FREE collection of prescriptions from many local surgeries and FREE delivery of prescriptions to your home or workplace, emergency contraception, stop smoking service and ear-piercing. We also have a dedicated photo department where we can offer a variety of gifts from photo prints, frames, canvases, mugs, t-shirts and many more. Our Pharmacies are located in Sheldon and Bearwood (Smethwick). Some of our achievements include: First pharmacy in Trafford area to be awarded GOLD for excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) healthcare Our pharmacy is Dementia friendly - all of our staffs are registered as Dementia Friends Healthy Living Pharmacy

    https://panpharmacy.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Full-time permanent 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

    Sham Singh

    sham.singh@woodspeentraining.co.uk

    07483413718

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261160.

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    Closes today

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