Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

AVENUE PHARMACY SUNDERLAND LTD

Sunderland, SR6 7EJ

Closes in 23 days (Thursday 15 August)

Posted on 9 July 2024


Summary

An Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant is required. Your main responsibilities will be ensuring the smooth running of the dispensary, dispensing medication effectively and safely, managing stock levels and be another expert for our customers to talk to, providing healthcare advice and services at the counter.

Annual wage
£13,520 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, between 9.00am - 6:00pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 17 August

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

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, which includes: 

  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training - Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

7 North Guards

Whitburn

Sunderland

SR6 7EJ

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)

    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 with 3 branches in close proximity of each other based in Sunderland are hoping to recruit hardworking and determined candidates to work within their team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. This pharmacy is developing and will include delivery of more clinical services. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications. As an apprentice you will be expected to achieve the qualification for the role. This will enable a more challenging and rewarding career.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full-time role for the right person
    • 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

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263490.

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    Closes in 23 days (Thursday 15 August)

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