Pharmacist 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.

Phamacist Assistant Apprenticeship

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:

Accurate and methodical,
Attention to detail,
Understanding of the law and guideline on medicine,
Ability to read and follow instructions
Interested in the public’s health
Clear and concise when explaining to public the guidelines

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

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Find Pharmacist Assistant Apprenticeships at Careermap

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