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Lev­el 3/​Advanced Appren­tice Phar­ma­cy Technician

Job description

TrustMed Pharmacy based in Leicester are offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Pharmacy Technician.

The successful candidate will manage the supply of medicines and devices in a pharmacy and assist pharmacists with advisory services. The actual work setting will determine the specific areas of activity that the Pharmacy Technician undertakes, but typically, their role will include the following:

  • Providing safe and effective pharmacy services
  • Supply medicines and devices to patients, whether on prescription or over the counter
  • Achieving the best outcomes through a patient’s medicines
  • Assemble medicines for prescriptions
  • Provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Manage areas of medicines supply such as dispensaries
  • Supervise other pharmacy staff
  • Answering customers questions face to face or by phone
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Referring problems or queries to the pharmacist

The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, proactive and show initiative. They will be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm.

They will be dedicated and willing to work in line with strict procedural guidelines to ensure the assignments are handed in on time.

The ideal candidate will also have a mature attitude and understand the importance of confidentiality when handling the personal data of patients and customers.

Other qualities may include:

  • Smart, polite and confident
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Team working
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 30/09/2022

Possible start date: 01/10/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Clear, polite telephone manner

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English, maths & a science subject 4 or C or Level 2 pass (Essential)

Training provided

You will study Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians as part of the apprenticeship.

(General Pharmaceutical Council level 3).

This is delivered at Nottingham College City Hub one day per week during term time for 24 months.

You will need to sit an end point/external assessment (EPA) to achieve your apprenticeship with the awarding body Pearsons/Edexcel in the last 3 months of your apprenticeship.

More details on the apprenticeship and the EPA in the link below:

Future progression

Possible permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Employer information

TrustMed is the hospital outpatient pharmacies, managed by Pharmacy Services at Leicester’s Hospitals. Our team are a competent and highly-trained team of pharmacists, dispensers and technicians who have patient safety and quality of services at heart. Our work is patient-focused to ensure we provide high quality customer and patient experience through our safe, effective and professional services.

Address details:

TrustMed Pharmacy
TrustMed Pharmacy
Leicester Royal Infirmary

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Reference number VAC1000080666
Working week Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm (includes working once a month on a Saturday/ Sunday will get a rest day during the week).
Will also twice a month need to work 11.30-8pm.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 27 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Pharmacy Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £10,400.00 (Annually)

Wage explained

Appren­tices are paid for their nor­mal work­ing hours and train­ing that’s part of their appren­tice­ship (usu­al­ly one day per week).