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Pharmacy Services Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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Apprenticeship outline

The Pharmacy Services Assistant (PSA) works under the supervision of a Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, or other accountable healthcare professional.

The PSA provides a variety of pharmacy and medicines services to patients, the public and other professional healthcare teams. The PSA supports the delivery of pharmacy services in a variety of pharmacy environments.

A PSA will be involved in supporting the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines and products; issuing them to patients and other healthcare professionals and assisting in providing advice to patients to help them to make effective use of their medicines. They will be responsible for ordering and receiving medicines, as well as their storage, disposal and return.

They will have an understanding of healthy lifestyle choices and relevant screening services.

They will understand and work to standard operating procedures (SOPs), a set of step-by-step instructions compiled by their organisation to help staff carry out routine operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality output and uniformity of performance, while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with pharmacy regulations.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Vacancy Post Employer/Location Salary
Level 2 Pharmacy Services Dispensing Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 01/11/2020)
Manns Pharmacy (Nottingham) £117.00 (Weekly)
Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 01/11/2020)
Thurmaston Pharmacy £117.00 (Weekly)
Level 2 Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 01/11/2020)
Pinxton Pharmacy (Nottingham) £135.00 (Weekly)
Level 2 Pharmacy Counter Dispensing Assistant Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 01/10/2020)
Daynight Pharmacy Limited (Nottingham) £156.00 (Weekly)
Study location Maid Marian Way Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AB
Attendance

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.

Framework/standard

Pharmacy Services Assistant - Level 2 Standard

Duration

12 - 15 months

Level Level 2
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades 9 – 3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Assessment

You will develop an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the qualification. Evidence can be generated by observation of your workplace, witness testimonies, case studies or personal accounts of events. Online tests may be used to confirm your knowledge and understanding as well as an End Point Assessment.

Progression
  • Advanced Apprenticeship - Pharmacy Services
  • Employment as a Pharmacy Assistant

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