What will the apprentice be doing?
- Participate in dispensing individual prescriptions for inpatients and outpatients, including clinical trials and controlled drugs, meeting legal and ethical requirements and department standards.
- Develop knowledge and skills of patient counselling to meet required competencies for this activity by the end of the training period.
- Complete a portfolio by gathering evidence in the workplace ensuring all criteria and standards are met.
- Develop the skills to check the accuracy of medicines dispensed by other members of staff so that the dispensary error rate is kept low and that prescriptions are dispensed within departmental time standards.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills to your full potential whilst working towards a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians.
- Your primary base will be cross site; however travel
between UHL’s hospital sites will be required.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Career opportunities following qualification and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (the regulatory body for Pharmacy) include medicines management roles, aseptic preparation, staff training, clinical trials, procurement, and many more.
- You will have the opportunity for a fabulous career with salaries ranging from £21,089 on qualifying to a possible £43,722 as your career progresses.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English/ Maths / Science (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Any (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Desired