Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

  • fulltime
  • Knaresborough, HG5
  • gbp 6.0 to 0.0 Hour

Our client is a well established Pharmacy business located in Knaresborough. Due to ongoing growth they are now looking for 2 Apprentices to join the team. If you are looking for a career in the Medical profession then this could be the perfect role for you.

**Please note this is a Keyworker post. Start date is ASAP**

Role Purpose:

  • To work alongside pharmacy technicians and under the supervision of the responsible pharmacist to ensure the safe, accurate and timely supply of prescribed medication to patients
  • To provide medicines-related and healthy lifestyle advice to patients as well as assisting in the smooth operation of the pharmacy

Key Responsibilities

  • To select, label and dispense pharmaceutical products in accordance with a prescription by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complying with all legal requirements
  • To ensure the safe and correct transfer of dispensed items to patients
  • To accurately maintain Patient Medication Records (PMR) to ensure patient safety and in accordance with data protection requirements
  • To identify medicine related problems or queries and bring these to the attention of the pharmacist
  • To answer queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where it is within your competence
  • To receive stock in accordance with SOPs
  • To ensure the safe and appropriate storage of medicines
  • To assist with stock control and the maintenance of reasonable stock levels within the pharmacy environment
  • To liaise with other healthcare professionals to assist in the continuity of patient care across primary and secondary care
  • To assist with service provision to care homes including the preparation of Monitored Dosage Systems
  • To respond to symptoms described by customers by following agreed protocols and using own knowledge and judgement
  • To select and recommend suitable products and provide advice on their correct use
  • To provide advice on leading a healthy lifestyle
  • To refer to the pharmacist when appropriate
  • To assist with the engagement of patients onto advanced services such as MURs and NMS
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of medicines and minor ailments by reading journals, product information and training resources
  • To assist in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by carrying out reasonable duties as determined by needs of the business

Key Requirements:

  • Must be prepared to undertake the NVQ level 2 (or equivalent) Dispensing Assistant qualification (Essential)
  • Maths & English GCSE Grade C or above
  • Good attention to detail and high levels of concentration
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Good level of IT literacy and numeracy
  • A warm and friendly but professional attitude towards customers
  • An ability to respond to medical queries in a sensitive and professional manner


  • On-site parking

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Salary: £6.00 per hour



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