Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice

Jhoots Chemist

Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 4PB

Closes in 22 days (Friday 9 August)

Posted on 8 July 2024


Summary

We are recruiting an Apprentice Pharmacy assistant to join our small team of dispensary professionals. Working alongside the existing team you will gain knowledge and experience in the pharmacy sector, whilst completing a nationally recognised apprenticeship.

Annual wage
£9,984 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 to Saturday on a rota basis (Hours tbc).

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August

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

  • 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

2 Norfolk Street

Stoke-On-Trent

ST1 4PB

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 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade 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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Patience

    About this company

    Jhoots Pharmacy is an award winning independent, community pharmacy chain. We offer an efficient and reliable service to all of our patients, customers, and clients. When you come through the door, we give you the time and attention you deserve and tailor our services to meet your requirements. We offer a full range of Essential, Advanced and Enhanced NHS Services as operated by the Local Commissioners. Please see our services section for further details. Our staff are the heart of our business and their training and development is vital in ensuring an excellent customer experience. No compromise is made on the training offered to our staff, from choosing excellent external suppliers and having a highly experienced management team who is readily available.

    After this apprenticeship

    For the right person, there may be an opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress onto a higher-level apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263066.

    Apply now

    Closes in 22 days (Friday 9 August)

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