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
A career in pharmacy - ACT / Pharmacy Technician
- 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
- 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
GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.
Training ProvidedRetail Level 2 Apprenticeship + 2 GPhC Accredited Courses delivered by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Medicines Counter Assistant and Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course.