Pharmacy Apprenticeships- Now Pharmacy – Pharmacy Dispenser

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Pharmacy Apprenticeships- Now Pharmacy – Pharmacy Dispenser

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NOW Pharmacy

15-16 Wylam Road Liverpool L13 4BF

Number of positions (1)

Working week – Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5.30PM. Plus occasional Sat Morning (after full training) -total hours per week: 40.00

Weekly wage £180.00

Expected apprenticeship duration – 12 months


This Level 2 apprenticeship 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, under the supervision of the Pharmacist.

Duties to include:

• 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
• 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

Desired skills

  • Good maths and IT skills
  • 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
  • Dresses appropriately
  • Sympathetic to the needs of patients

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths, English & Science A*-C or equivalents

Future prospects

  • Permanent role for the right candidate following training

Training to be provided

  • The Apprenticeship programme consists of the BTEC Level 2 certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF), Level 2 certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ) (QCF), Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English and Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Apprenticeship framework

Health Pharmacy Services