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Trainee Pharmacy Dispensers - Apprenticeship

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Southall
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
6 Dec 2022

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Job summary

A great opportunity to join our friendly Pharmacy team in a busy Community Pharmacy based in West London . We want to help kick start your career and develop with us. Some of the benefits include:

  • Earning a wage whilst you gain a qualification
  • Learn knowledge and skills relating to the job
  • Paid study days each week
  • Excellent career progression opportunities


Main duties of the job

As a Trainee Pharmacy Dispenser, you will be an important member of the team, giving great service and helping to create loyal customers that come back time and time again.

A typical week will include 1 day a week studying a distance learning course, 1 day a week working in the GP Surgery linked to the pharmacy and 3 days a week working and gaining experience in the pharmacy.

You will be required to complete the qualification for apprentice Pharmacy Technicians - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles & Practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

About us

The pharmacy is a modern and very clinical pharmacy with a highly trained team. The pharmacy has a Pharmacy Robot that supports the dispensing process. The pharmacy has a number of services it delivers successfully and wants to grow these even further including, Travel, Flu & covid Vaccinations, Minor illness clinics and a variety of services that support compliance such as NMS & DMS services.

Date posted

17 October 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

R0036-22-8217

Job locations

St Johns Parade

8 Mattock Lane

Ealing

London

W13 9LL

Terrys Pharmacy

4 The Avenue

London

W13 8JP

Shah Pharmacy Ltd

13 North Road

Southall

Middlesex

UB1 2LF

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Trainee Pharmacy Dispenser, you will be an important member of the team, giving great service and helping to create loyal customers that come back time and time again. This is a 2-year apprenticeship training course which includes 1 day a week of paid studying for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians whilst you work.

A typical week will include 1 day a week studying a distance learning course, 1 day a week working in the GP Surgery linked to the pharmacy and 3 days a week working and gaining experience in the pharmacy.You will have a pharmacist educational supervisor who will guide you through the course and train you on the job.In the pharmacy you will be giving patients advice, dispensing prescriptions, organising the dispensary and providing personalised solutions that help people lead healthier lives. You will also be trained on supporting the pharmacist to provide a range of pharmacy services such as vaccinations, blood pressure checks and minor illness clinics.In the GP surgery you will manage patient requests for prescriptions, reconcile medications following discharge from hospital or following up out-patient appointments, contact patients to ensure they understand any changes to their medication and liaise with community pharmacies when necessary.You will need to have confidence, be a team player, self-motivated, with good customer skills and the ability to communicate well with patients. Strong IT skills and the ability to learn fast are essential. You must have a desire to grow and develop quickly.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years with a possibility of a permanent role after registering as a qualified Pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You will also become an accuracy checking technician who will undertake final checks on prescriptions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Trainee Pharmacy Dispenser, you will be an important member of the team, giving great service and helping to create loyal customers that come back time and time again. This is a 2-year apprenticeship training course which includes 1 day a week of paid studying for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians whilst you work.

A typical week will include 1 day a week studying a distance learning course, 1 day a week working in the GP Surgery linked to the pharmacy and 3 days a week working and gaining experience in the pharmacy.You will have a pharmacist educational supervisor who will guide you through the course and train you on the job.In the pharmacy you will be giving patients advice, dispensing prescriptions, organising the dispensary and providing personalised solutions that help people lead healthier lives. You will also be trained on supporting the pharmacist to provide a range of pharmacy services such as vaccinations, blood pressure checks and minor illness clinics.In the GP surgery you will manage patient requests for prescriptions, reconcile medications following discharge from hospital or following up out-patient appointments, contact patients to ensure they understand any changes to their medication and liaise with community pharmacies when necessary.You will need to have confidence, be a team player, self-motivated, with good customer skills and the ability to communicate well with patients. Strong IT skills and the ability to learn fast are essential. You must have a desire to grow and develop quickly.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years with a possibility of a permanent role after registering as a qualified Pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You will also become an accuracy checking technician who will undertake final checks on prescriptions.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • The eligibility criteria for the training course and to be considered for interview are:- four GCSEs at Grade A*-C/9-4 including Maths, English Language and Science


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Ability to provide quality care. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Willingness to undertake regular lifting and handling tasks. Following appropriate training willingness to work towards worked based competency training and assessments. Ability to work to deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Ability to work to complete college/training provider deadlines.


Desirable

  • Basic IT skills


Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a dispensary in community Pharmacy or hospital or have experience of working in general practice.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • The eligibility criteria for the training course and to be considered for interview are:- four GCSEs at Grade A*-C/9-4 including Maths, English Language and Science


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Ability to provide quality care. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Willingness to undertake regular lifting and handling tasks. Following appropriate training willingness to work towards worked based competency training and assessments. Ability to work to deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Ability to work to complete college/training provider deadlines.


Desirable

  • Basic IT skills


Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a dispensary in community Pharmacy or hospital or have experience of working in general practice.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Mattock Lane Pharmacy

Address

St Johns Parade

8 Mattock Lane

Ealing

London

W13 9LL

Employer's website

https://www.mattocklanepharmacy.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Mattock Lane Pharmacy

Address

St Johns Parade

8 Mattock Lane

Ealing

London

W13 9LL

Employer's website

https://www.mattocklanepharmacy.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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