Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

Medicine Stop Pharmacy

Derbyshire, DE55 7BD

Closes in 5 days (Wednesday 24 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


Summary

Medicine Stop Pharmacy based in Alfreton, Derbyshire is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to work in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Dispensary Assistant. You'll be handling prescriptions and managing stock.

Annual wage
£10,649.60 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
Monday - Friday. Variety of shift patterns - 32 hours per week.

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August

Duration

1 Year 6 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 Apprenticeship Standard (https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English if not exempt
  • Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information
  • There is no day release attendance at college it is delivered all in the workplace and instead you will be given a minimum of 6 hours per week once fully enrolled to complete your apprenticeship tasks set by your Assessor

Where you’ll work

Church Street

Alfreton

Derbyshire

DE55 7BD

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

NOTTINGHAM 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

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English & Maths (grade 3 or above/D or Level 1 Pass)

    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
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Please note that although we ask a question on how you will travel to work, there is no requirement to have a driving licence or access to your own vehicle for this apprenticeship.

    About this company

    Medicine Stop Pharmacy is a welcoming and busy pharmacy based in Alfreton serving the local community The team are friendly and provide optimum customer.

    After this apprenticeship

    Potential opportunity for ongoing employment within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261858.

    Apply now

    Closes in 5 days (Wednesday 24 July at 11:59pm)

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