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Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant - Prescriptions4u - Nottingham PRESCRIPTIONS4U LIMITED

To work as part of a pharmacy team under the supervision of the registered Pharmacist and to ensure an accurate, timely, high quality dispensary / counter service is provided to our customers in a caring, friendly, and professional manner. You will be working towards completing a level 2 in retail plus additional qualifications for dispensing.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours split over the week, shifts to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001765720

  • Positions

    1 available

You will complete the following:

Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.

NPA Courses will commence around 8 weeks after you have been enrolled on the Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship. NPA Courses must be completed within the first 12 months of employment at the Pharmacy.

Your Retailer Level 2 Apprenticeship will be delivered by Qube Learning who are a National Training Provider. As a student within Qube Learning you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor who will visit you every 4-6 weeks and deliver a bespoke teaching and learning session.

Your Apprenticeship Training Programme + NPA Courses should be completed in around 15 months. Functional Skills (Maths and English) may form part of your programme.

Your duties will be:

  • Read, ensure understanding and comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Dispense medication in a timely manner, as stated on prescriptions, maintaining accurate dispensing records and ensuring that the medication is accurately labelled to ensure medicines are correctly and safely supplied.
  • Dispense Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS) / blister packs and complete the associated documentation as per the associated SOPs where required.
  • Ensure the highest standards of professional service and care to our patients by offering informed advice on appropriate treatment of minor ailments and products and referring to the pharmacist when necessary.
  • Fulfil your role as a pharmacy apprentice in all NHS or private pharmacy services provided by your pharmacy.
  • Complete all NHS and other pharmacy service paperwork accurately and on time.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with the Data Protection Act (to be replaced with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25th May 2018).


Customer service

  • Ensure that customers receive excellent service.
  • Use the till system to serve customers and be able to complete sales transactions.
  • Deal with customer complaints and dispensing errors promptly and efficiently in accordance with company policy.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with local surgeries, nursing homes, other healthcare professionals and local bodies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must perform well in your work capacity and will be required to perform some manual labour.

Personal qualities

Should have a good attitude to work and willingness to learn.

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Once the contract is finished, we would offer a permanent role if suitable.

About the employer

we are a new business, a online pharmacy

Employer

PRESCRIPTIONS4U LIMITED

Address

Unit C

Broxtowe Park Business Centre

Calverton Drive

Nottingham

NG8 6QP

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Training

Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited

Contact

Natalya Palmer

Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Nov 2021