Sedem Pharmacy - Pharmacy Dispensing Apprentice (L4)

Salary: £150:00 per week
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 16-Nov-2017

Employer: Sedem Pharmacy

Vacancy Location: Mobile - In and around the L4 area, Walton and Kirdale

Vacancy Title: Pharmacy Dispenser Apprentice

Number of Vacancies: 2

Working Week: 40 hours

Wage: £150 per week

Vacancy Description   
We are looking for an Apprentice Pharmacy Dispenser who is willing to be flexible and work at any of our branches in the L4 area of liverpool.
The Level 2 course provides the training for the Dispensing Assistant and medicines counter assistant role in a pharmacy.
The Dispensing Assistant's role is predominantly in the assembly of prescribed medicines. They are also involved with stock management, the receipt of prescriptions, and the issue of prescribed medicines, under the supervision of the Pharmacist. The course can either be the accredited Level 2 equivalent or the NVQ 2 course.
The Medicine Counter Assistant's role is to assist in the sale of OTC medicines, the receipt of prescriptions and the issue of prescribed medicines under the supervision of the Pharmacist.

The Dispensing Assistant and Medicine Counter Assistant must be enrolled on an accredited course within three months of employment and must complete within three years.

• To dispense medication as stated on prescriptions
• Maintain minimum stock levels of medicines
• Place accurate and timely orders with suppliers and accept deliveries of medication
• Dispensing of patient dosette boxes (blister packs) and associated administration.
• Endorse prescriptions accurately by checking prices with suppliers as necessary
• Maintain and order stocks of dispensary and NHS stationery.
• Issue repeat prescriptions as requested by patients within the agreed time-scale
• Ensure that all Care at the Chemist documents are filled in and up to date online and on the computer.
• Ensure that all returns of stocks are correct and stock credits are issued.
• Ensure that all end of month prescriptions are filled correctly and correctly posted

Employer Description
Sedem Ltd has been offering pharmaceutical services in the Liverpool and Southport areas for over 25 years.

Over time we have developed our own teams of qualified counter, dispensing and pharmacist staff who are dedicated to providing advice, information and services within the local community including blood pressure and glucose monitoring, smoking cessation, prescription collection service and prescription delivery service.
We are members of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) and are committed to ensuring that all staff undergo not only the NPA initial training but also subscribe to Continuous Professional Development and attend regular refresher courses and seminars which guarantees that their skills and knowledge are up to date.

At Sedem Ltd we have our own dedicated warehouse facility in order to ensure that each pharmacy remains fully stocked so that we can dispense complete prescriptions each and every time. We also have a wholesale dealers license and supply companies on a wholesale basis (for more information see wholesaling).
All our pharmacies offer a comprehensive range of over the counter medicines and treatments in addition to general toiletries, hygiene products, baby products and accessories.

Skills Required
Good maths and IT skills
An interest in science and medicine
A methodical approach to routine tasks
Good accuracy and attention to detail
A friendly, patient and sympathetic manner
The ability to explain instructions clearly to customers
Tact and discretion when dealing with potentially embarrassing information
Good teamworking skills
Good administration skills for record keeping.

Personal Qualities   
Friendly, dress appropriately, sympathetic to the needs of patients.

Qualifications Required
GCSE Maths, English & Science A*-C

Training to be Provided
The Apprenticeship programme consists of the BTEC Level 2 certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF), Level 3 certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ) (QCF), Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English and Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook.

Expected Duration
12 - 18 months

Future Prospects   
From the level 2 course a student may progress to the Level 3 courses which train you in the role of a Pharmacy Technician.
Possible permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Working Week

40 hours per week - will include working each Saturday 3pm to 9pm.

Important Information to be Considered:

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

If you wish you apply for this vacancy please send you CV via email, stating the role you would like to be considered for, to and answer ythe following questions:

1:  Why do you want to work in the Pharmacy sector?

2:  Are you prepared to work each Saturday evening?

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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