Dispensing Assistant

Taurus Healthcare Limited

The closing date is 23 May 2022

Job summary

*Taurus Healthcare are advertising on behalf of Mortimer Medical Practice*

Interview date: 1st June 2022

Hours per week: 18-30 hours (minimum contract 18 hours)

Location: Kingsland, Leintwardine and Orleton Surgeries

We have had an uplift within our dispensaries and are currently recruiting for part-time Pharmacy Dispenser to join our Dispensing team based in rural Herefordshire. Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Pharmacy Services is essential.

Our three site Practice has just over 8500 patients. Our main site is in the village of Kingsland and we have two satellite surgeries in the villages of Leintwardine and Orleton. The successful candidate would be expected to work across our sites.

This is therefore an exciting opportunity to provide high-quality patient care whilst working with an excellent and experienced team who are committed to effective delivery.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of CPD. The practice team encourages and provides opportunities for ongoing professional development.

A full driving license is essential as the post holder will be required to travel between sites as the service requires.

For informal enquiries please contact either Fiona Harper (Practice Manager) on 01568 702000 or Jeanne Wood (Dispensary Manager) on 01568 708214.

Main duties of the job

  • Be the first port of call to patients

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

About us

Our three site Practice has just over 8500 patients. Our main site is in the village of Kingsland and we have two satellite surgeries in the villages of Leintwardine and Orleton. We are a dispensing practice with a dispensary on each site.

We have 4 GP partners and a salaried GP. The Dispensing team consists of a Network Pharmacist, Level 3 Manager (pharmacy technician), 1 level 3 pharmacy technician, two Level 3 dispensers and three level 2 dispensing assistants and 1 trainee dispenser working across the sites.

We are a proactive teaching site of GP registrars, Student Nurses, Dispensers and Business admin apprentices.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary responsibilities

The following are core responsibilities of the Dispensary Assistant. There may be on occasion a requirement to carry our other task within you competencies this will depend on factors such as workload and staffing.

· Be the first port of call to patients

· Taking in and handing out prescriptions

· Dispensing prescriptions

· Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels

· Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels

· Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere

· Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence

· Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary

· Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacist or pharmacy technicians

· Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines

· Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 2 or 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Up to date mandatory training.

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Works autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written.
  • IT skills computer and keyboard literate.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to prioritise work load.
  • To use discretion and be tactful when discussing confidential information.
  • Good attention to detail as you will be dealing with medication.
  • Clean driving licence.

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience in a Dispensing Practice.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Taurus Healthcare Limited

Address

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


Employer's website

https://www.herefordshiregeneralpractice.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Fiona Harper

recruitment@taurushealthcare.co.uk

01568702000

Date posted

28 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10.25 to £11.40 an hour depending on qualification and experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

S0001-22-3703

Job locations

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


Mortimer Medical Centre

Kingsland

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR6 9QL


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