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Opportunity for a Pharmacy Assistant/Dispenser to join our team at an independent Health Centre Pharmacy in Shefford, Beds

The position is for up to 15-20 hours per week and is initially on a fixed term trial contract of 3 months which could lead to permanent role for the right candidate.

This role would suit someone looking to start a career in Community Pharmacy or someone looking for career progression in a large experienced team and fast-moving environment.

Some pharmacy experience is advantageous although full pharmacy training can be provided for the right candidate looking to start a career in pharmacy.

The role involves week-day shifts during the pharmacy opening hours of 8.00am-6.00pm.

Exact work pattern would depend on candidates flexibility to work more hours during the week to cover staff holidays/sickness is desirable.

Email CV to jas@sheffordpharmacy.co.ukto apply.

Main purpose of the role:

This role would suit someone looking to start or progress their career in pharmacy in a friendly and customer focused environment.

Competitive pay rate based on experience/qualifications.

The pharmacy assistant will work under the direct supervision of the pharmacist and will carry out day to day activities connected with the preparation and supply of medicines and will provide advice to patients on the use of medicines as well as on general health and lifestyle matters.

Primary responsibilities

  • To work as part of a team supporting the pharmacy manager in providing excellent customer service & patient care to help grow the pharmacy business.
  • To handle customer queries & process prescription items in accordance with standard operating procedures to ensure safe supply to patients;
  • To ensure at the point of sale, the safe and correct supply of dispensed items to patients;
  • To advise patients on retail purchases of medicines and other healthcare related products
  • To work as part of a team and actively demonstrate a willingness to support and achieve the overall business objectives.

Person specification

  • Pharmacy experience or qualifications desirable e.g. Medicines Counter Assistant course and/or NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services or NPA Accredited Dispensing Assistant Course (or equivalent)/ Further training will be provided if necessary.
  • Methodical and accurate approach to practical tasks;
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and training;
  • Trustworthy and understanding of confidentiality issues;
  • High level of concentration;
  • Strong communication and excellent customer service skills;
  • Professional, tactful and friendly attitude;
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines
  • Reliable
  • Excellent team working skills with a positive "can-do" attitude
  • IT literate
  • Must be fluent in written & spoken English.
  • Ability to pass a DBS criminal record check.
Robert Lucas Drive
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