Phamacist Assistant Apprenticeship

Pharmacist Assistant Apprenticeship

Have you always fancied yourself as a medical expert? Do you use Google as a self diagnosis, even though 9 times out of 10 you end up convincing yourself that you’re on death door; when really it’s just a bit of a runny nose and a cough? Have you ever thought about being a Pharmacist Assistant? Well if not, maybe you should.

What is a Pharmacist Assistant?

A pharmacy assistant does exactly what it says on the tin, they assist under the direction of a registered pharmacists to order, prepare, dispense and stock medicines.

Pharmacy Apprenticeships

What will I do?

As a Pharmacist Assistant Apprentice you’ll do the following:

  • Handling prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Generating stock lists and labels
  • Ordering items
  • Delivering medicines to hospitals and patients unable to get to chemists
  • Answering customer questions face to face and via telephone
  • Referring questions and issues to the pharmacist

What personal attributes do I need?

To work as a pharmacist assistant apprentice you’ll need to be:

  • Responsible
  • Accurate and methodical
  • Able to pay close attention to detail
  • Understanding of the law and guideline on medicine,
  • Able to read and follow instructions
  • Interested in the public’s health
  • Clear and concise when explaining to public the guidelines

 As long as you’re a people person, with good communication, customer service, and IT skills, you’ve hit the jackpot!

Useful Links

 

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