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Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship

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Job description

Total Health Midlands Ltd/National Delivery Chemist, an online pharmacy based in Warsop, Mansfield is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant.

The post holder will work in a small but busy pharmacy dispensing hub and assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication.

The successful candidate will be based in the hub in the Warsop area of Mansfield assisting in the dispensing of medication.

If you are passionate about pursuing a career in the pharmacy sector, this role is a fantastic opportunity with great potential.

Main duties include:

  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Receiving prescriptions and ordering prescriptions
  • Making up blister packs
  • Dispensing once trained
  • Labelling of prescriptions
  • Liaising with customers over the phone
  • Duping and disposing of medicines
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • To utilise specialist product knowledge when required
  • To maintain a clean and tidy working environment
  • To complete compulsory training as required
  • To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role

*This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be working at the employer’s address

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: 30/03/2020

Possible start date: 01/04/2020

Skills required

  • You will need to be a good communicator
  • Be able to work accurately
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent A*/9-D/3 in maths and English or Functional Skills Level 1 equivalent.

Candidate requirements

* Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation *

* Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early*

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions

Reality Check

Able to get the employers address in accordance with the working hours.

Training provided

You will need to complete the following qualifications to achieve the full apprenticeship

  • BTEC Pharmaceutical Science Level 2
  • Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills Level 2 QCF
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 maths if required
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 English if required

Future progression

Potential of a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Please state what personal qualities and any skills you feel you have that make you a good candidate for this apprenticeship

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting your commute from your home address to the employer - please state whether or not you drive and have your own car

Employer information

Total health midlands limited/national delivery chemist - delivering medicines to our customers door

Address details:

TOTAL HEALTH MIDLANDS LIMITED
28a
Sherwood Street
Mansfield
NG20 0JW

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Reference number VAC001614045
Working week Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm

(37.5 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Health Pharmacy Services - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £146.25 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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