Pharmacy Technician Apprentice
Specific requirements of apprenticeship
During the initial phase of the apprenticeship, all work activities will be under direct guidance and supervision of a registered Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist. As the apprenticeship progresses, and following discussion and agreement with supervisors, supervision and guidance will be both direct and indirect.
The apprentice will act in such a way that always safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. The apprentice will be familiar with and adhere to LCHS Trust safeguarding policies.
The apprentice will be complete a blended approach to learning. The Formal education will be delivered in partnership with the training provider accredited to provide the apprenticeship degree programme. Ongoing learning and application of skills will take place in the workplace. This will be assessed through ongoing supervision feedback and through annual appraisal.
There will be opportunities to gain insight days with other organisations outside of LCHS that will enable knowledge elements and skills to be practiced arranged by LCHS NHS Trust.
The apprentice must complete and pass all course modules, learning outcomes and medicine management competencies within the contract period as part the apprenticeship agreement.
Time management skills and the ability to prioritise
To provide and receive verbally, electronically and in writing which may include, contentious or sensitive information.
Report writing skills
Ability to manage potentially stressful situations
GCSE in Maths and English grades A-C/4-9 of Functional skills numeracy and literacy at level 2
A minimum of a Level 2 or equivalent Pharmacy related qualification or significant equivalent proven experience.
Basic level of ICT
Knowledge of Safe and Secure Handling of medicines and Controlled Drug regulations.
Knowledge of administrative processes related to the provision of the medicine's management service.
Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection Act
Knowledge of the audit process
Experience of working in medicine-related services e.g., community pharmacy, hospital dispensary or medicines management service.
Experience of collecting, manipulating, and presenting data in appropriate format using Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Experience of SystmOne clinical IT systems or similar electronic systems
Experience of working with ePACT data and the ePACT.net system or similar systems.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
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.