Day Lewis (Chemists)

Apprentice Retail Pharmacy Assistant - Prescriptions4u - Nottingham - Intermediate (Level 2)

Day Lewis (Chemists) (Employer)

Qube Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £129.00
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, hours split over the week. Shifts TBA.
15 months (duration)
30 September 2021(start date)
Retailer (apprenticeship standard)
25 September 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 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.

Responsibilities

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

Future Prospects

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

Skills Required

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

Qualities Required

  • Should have a good attitude to work
  • Willingness to learn

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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