Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice PHARMACY PLUS HEALTH LIMITED

A pharmacy based in Leeds are hoping to recruit a hardworking and determined candidate to work within their team of qualified professionals, as an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, exact shifts to be confirmed. 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000228410

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions, learning to dispense prescriptions
  • Dealing with over the counter and phone enquiries
  • Use of the computer and the pharmacy specific software
  • Checking off and unpacking orders
  • Stock management
  • Date checking of stock
  • Processing NHS prescriptions
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met
  • Learning the till procedures and handling of cash, check monies and change in the till

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Future prospects

  • Full-time permanent role for the right person
  • Further potential for other training such as a Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

If travelling via public transport, please take into consideration the time and distance of travel.

About the employer

We’re reinventing community pharmacy to be available for on-demand clinical services. Using the latest technology, we have reduced the amount of time our highly skilled pharmacists spend managing prescriptions, which allows them to spend more time caring for you. GPs are under unprecedented pressure and face-to-face appointments can be hard to come by. Our tech-enabled hub and spoke dispensing system frees up our pharmacists to provide access to healthcare in the heart of your local community.

Employer

PHARMACY PLUS HEALTH LIMITED

Address

Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre

Robin Lane

Pudsey

LS28 7BR

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Training

Training provider

WOODSPEEN TRAINING LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Karl Ungi

karl.ungi@woodspeentraining.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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