Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant.

Petersfield Pharmacy Cambridge

Qube Learning are working with Petersfield Pharmacy to help find an Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant. The successful candidate will complete a Retail Level 2 qualification and 2 National Pharmacy association qualifications, lasting 15 months. During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification. Maths and English Functional Skills will also be included in your apprenticeship, if you do not already hold a C/4 grade and above in GCSE. Your apprenticeship will be completed...

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Retail

  • GMFJ Reference
    125441
  • Wages
    £4.15 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    05/02/2021
  • Start Date
    28/02/2021

  • Location
    Cambridge
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Retail
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Petersfield Pharmacy

Description of Opportunity

Brief Description of Job

To provide excellent patient care and customer service to all patients, customers and health care professionals using the Pharmacy for a variety of functions.


Brief Description of Company

Medicines 4 U Pharmacy is a dispensing chemist that also sells a range of toiletries and cosmetics as well as hair care products, walking sticks and baby care products.


Full Job Description Including daily duties


Role summary:

-To provide excellent patient care and customer service to all patients, customers and health care professionals using the Pharmacy for a variety of functions

-To co-ordinate counter services, identify customer needs and offer appropriate advice on over the counter medicines. As a front-line member of the team this role will ensure all customers are well received and dealt with appropriately

-To support the technical function of the dispensary and provide a cashier function


Role responsibilities and duties:

-Receive and verify prescriptions in accordance with Pharmacy procedures to ensure that the appropriate checking procedures are always adhered to with regard to exemption check or prescription item payment

-To refer questions regards drug information to a pharmacist or appropriate team member

-Ensuring stock is managed appropriately, this will include; ordering from suppliers, managing and reducing out of date products, monitoring the turnover of product lines in branch and ensuring that an agreed range of medicinal products are available for patient self-care

-Ensure that Pharmacy cash and banking procedures are always followed diligently

-The role will be responsible for ensuring that money and other property of Pharmacy is handled to avoid any loss

-Sell ‘pharmacy only’ and GSL medicines to patients, using appropriate questioning to ensure that medicines are being used appropriately and to identify and refer any warning symptoms. This will be undertaken with the supervision of a pharmacist in accordance with the GPhC guidelines

-Co-ordinate, support and carry out services commissioned to the pharmacy in accordance with contractual arrangements. For example, minor ailments, C-card provision, alcohol intervention and brief advice service and smoking cessation where appropriate. This includes engaging patients in services that will be delivered by other colleagues, for example NHS Health check, Medicines Use Reviews

-Support the patients in improving their own health by engaging with the Healthy Living Pharmacy model. To take opportunity to discuss public health topics with patients. To identify unknown needs, make and record simple interventions or signposting the patient

-Assist customers with their questions, locating items or referring them to the pharmacist for medicines information

-Ensure that prescription, contractual and company documentation is maintained and stored appropriately in accordance with company policy

-Administrative duties will include answering telephones, booking out and filing sold item forms, pricing stock and ensuring the pharmacy is kept clean and tidy, always maintaining a profession image


Health and Safety:

-Adhere to all aspects of the Pharmacy company policy, Health and Safety at Work Act and Regulations and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, ensuring good hygiene, cleanliness and a safe environment in the

pharmacy


General:

-At all times maintain absolute confidentiality

-Attend training courses as suggested by the Pharmacy Manager or agreed as part of a Personal Development Plan

-Be pro-active in developing new initiatives in the pharmacy

-Be prepared to cover the work of colleagues when they are absent through annual Leave, illness or any other planned/unplanned absence


Note:

This job description is not exhaustive, and it is expected that roles and responsibilities will change based on the changing needs of the business and ad hoc requirements. As such it is the expectation that any other reasonable duties may be asked of the job role without prior notice or alteration to this job description.


Hours per week, description of hours

Days and shifts to be confirmed.

Total hours per week: 30.00


Pay and Benefits

£124.50 Weekly wage


Personal Qualities and Skills

-Honest

-Presentable

-Hard working

-Works well as part of a team


Desired and Essential Qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.


Future Prospects

Permanent position for the right candidate.


Sharing your details (GDPR)


Qube Learning will not share any of your personal details with any person or company outside our organisation, except the hiring manager for this specific position.


We may share you details with another department within Qube Learning if we feel we could help you with the many other training opportunities we offer.

For more information about this vacancy please contact QUBE QUALIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED on 01235 833838 (Ref ID: 125441)

-Works well as part of a team
GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.
Level 2 Retailer apprenticeship standard, which includes:Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)End-Point Assessment (EPA)Your Apprenticeship will be delivered at your place of work by Qube Learning. Additionally, you will, over the course of the year, take two further courses; Medicine Counter Assistant and Dispensary Assistant through the National Pharmacy Association.
-Honest-Presentable-Hard working
Permanent position for the right candidate.

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