Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

PETER MILBURN CHEMIST LTD

STOCKTON ON TEES, TS17 8AB

Closes in 4 days (Friday 26 July)

Posted on 1 July 2024


Summary

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. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. The role will include dispensing medicine, serving customers, stock management, and more.

Annual wage
£12,480 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, 09:00 to 18:00. Saturdays are 09:00 to 12;00. Rota and shifts to be confirmed.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 27 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 services assistant Level 2
  • 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 at GCSE or equivalent level
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

113 LANEHOUSE ROAD

THORNABY

STOCKTON ON TEES

TS17 8AB

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

    A pharmacy based in Thornaby, are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their small team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

    After this apprenticeship

    • A permanent position within the organisation
    • Pharmacy Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

    Jackie Bijkerk

    Jackie.Bijkerk@woodspeentraining.co.uk

    07751922614

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261468.

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    Closes in 4 days (Friday 26 July)

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