Pharmacy assistants work as part of a pharmacy team under the direction of a registered pharmacist. The work includes:

taking in and handing out prescriptions dispensing prescriptions using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels ordering items receiving, loading, unloading deliveries delivering medicines to other parts of a hospital or health centre selling over-the-counter medicines answering customers questions face to face or by phone pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines preparing medicines referring problems or queries to the pharmacist Pharmacy assistants can also be involved in manufacturing medicines when ready-made preparations are not available. For example, certain cancer treatments and intravenous feeding solutions need to be tailor made under sterile conditions for individual patients.

It would be an advantage if you have worked in a customer service role

Pharmacy assistants work as part of healthcare teams in hospitals or community pharmacies. Some work in retail pharmacies in supermarkets or on the high street, or for other employers that provide NHS services. In community pharmacies they may be called dispensing assistants.

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Admission Criteria

Eligibility Type Duration
10 +2 Diploma 1 Year