Medicines for You Ta Petersfield Pharmacy

Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant - Cambridge - Petersfield Pharmacy - Intermediate (Level 2)

Medicines for You Ta Petersfield Pharmacy (Employer)

Qube Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £129.00
30.0 hours per week Monday - Saturday Shifts vary
15 months (duration)
6 June 2021(start date)
Retailer (apprenticeship standard)
31 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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


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  • Ensuring stock is managed appropriately, this will include; ordering from suppliers, managing and reducing out of date products, monitoring the turnover of product lines in branch and ensuring that an agreed range of medicinal products are available for patient self-care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



  • 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


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.

Future Prospects

Permanent position for the right candidate.

Reality Check

They will be doing training towards pharmacy along side the retailer standard 

Skills Required

Great communication skills Works well as part of a team

Qualities Required

Honest Presentable Hard working

Qualifications Required

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

Training Provided

Retailer level 2 qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
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