Castle Lane Pharmacy

Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant - Castle Lane Pharmacy - Bournemouth - Intermediate (Level 2)

Castle Lane Pharmacy (Employer)

Qube Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £129.00
30.0 hours per week Flexible evening and weekends and some daytime hours. TBA.
15 months (duration)
12 November 2021(start date)
Retailer (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
29 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To work as part of a pharmacy team under the supervision of the registered pharmacist, to ensure an accurate, timely, high quality dispensary / counter service is provided to our customers in a caring, friendly and professional manner


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.

As an Apprentice at Day Lewis you will:

  • Complete all NHS and other pharmacy service paperwork
  • Undertake the training required by the company to fulfil your role effectively and ensure a high degree of professionalism
  • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs, and their uses
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of information concerning customers, colleagues, company policies and statistics in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Ensure that customers receive excellent service
  • Handing out medications to customers
  • Ensure that the pharmacy always projects a professional image
  • Ensure that all areas within the pharmacy are clean, tidy, and well organised with special attention to risk management guidelines
  • Use the EPOS back-office function to order and maintain the required stock levels in the pharmacy
  • Ensure high standards of pharmacy stock management, reduce stock holding and ensure maximum profitability
  • Ensure all orders are checked off accurately, and stock stored with care
  • Ensure the date checking procedure is maintained and recorded

Future Prospects

A career in pharmacy - ACT / Pharmacy Technician

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills, able to work as an individual and also as part of a team
  • Able to communicate with a number of individuals including other team members, other healthcare professionals and patients
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent literacy skills
  • Able to work tidily and able to follow up queries or know when to transfer to another member of the team

Qualities Required

  • Able to use initiative and able to complete tasks
  • Having the patience to deal with questions
  • Someone who is able to deal with pressure as it is a fast-paced environment
  • Able to manage their workload.
  • Someone who asks for help if they do not understand something
  • Empathy with others and is logical

Qualifications Required

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

Training Provided

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