Trainee Pharmacy Technician – Ealing
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A great opportunity to join an Independent Pharmacy team in Ealing / West London in a busy community pharmacy with a friendly team.
As a Trainee Pharmacy Technician, you will be an important member of the team, giving great service and helping to create loyal customers that come back time and time again. This is a 2-year apprenticeship training course which includes 1 day a week of paid studying for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians whilst you work.
The Role
A typical week will include 1 day a week studying a distance learning course, 1 day a week working in the GP Surgery linked to the pharmacy and 3 days a week working and gaining experience in the pharmacy.
You will have a pharmacist educational supervisor who will guide you through the course and train you on the job.
In the pharmacy you will be giving patients advice, dispensing prescriptions, organising the dispensary and providing personalised solutions that help people lead healthier lives. You will also be trained on supporting the pharmacist to provide a range of pharmacy services such as vaccinations, blood pressure checks and minor illness clinics.
In the GP surgery you will manage patient requests for prescriptions, reconcile medications following discharge from hospital or following up out-patient appointments, contact patients to ensure they understand any changes to their medication and liaise with community pharmacies when necessary.
You will need to have confidence, be a team player, self-motivated, with good customer skills and the ability to communicate well with patients. Strong IT skills and the ability to learn fast are essential. You must have a desire to grow and develop quickly.
This is a fixed term contract for 2 years with a possibility of a permanent role after registering as a qualified Pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You will also become an accuracy checking technician who will undertake final checks on prescriptions.
The Pharmacy
The pharmacy is a modern & very clinical pharmacy with a highly trained team. The pharmacy has a Pharmacy Robot that supports the dispensing process. The pharmacy has a number of services it delivers successfully and wants to grow these even further including, Travel, Flu & covid Vaccinations, Minor illness clinics and a variety of services that support compliance such as NMS & DMS services.
The pharmacy is open Mon-Fri 8.45am to 7.00pm. (Sat 9.00 to 5.00pm)
You will be required to work a total of 40 hours (including study time) a week with alternate Saturdays. We will agree the working patterns after a discussion with you to ensure they meet your needs too.
For further information regarding the pharmacy including a picture/video of our modern environment please see the web-site

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, a pension scheme, professional support and exceptional training.
Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the training course and to be considered for interview are:
- four GCSEs at Grade A*-C/9-4 including Maths, English Language and Science
If successful at the interview stage, you would undergo a DBS check and two references will be reviewed.
You will also need to undertake a screening assessment online (Which has 3 parts Maths, English and Science)

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV to Vaishali Patel at
Type : Wanted
Price :
Date Placed : 30/09/2022
Contact : Vaishali Patel
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