This is a part time position (24-32 hours per week) for a Pharmacist based in our busy Essex Pharmacy.
This position is for a second Pharmacist to work alongside the Full-time Pharmacist, working within a health centre pharmacy to support the dispensary team. Other duties include; training and supporting staff, maintaining targets and offering excellent customer service and advice to patients.
A range of services are offered within the pharmacies including: MUR, NMS, EHC, Minor Ailments and local PGD’s. The role of the Second Pharmacist is to support these services, aiming to improve patient outcomes within the area.
Required Hours: 24-32 hours per week as Second Pharmacist, including Saturdays 09:00-13:00.
– dispense prescription medicines to the public
– ensure that different treatments are compatible
– check dosage and ensure that medicines are correctly and safely supplied and labelled (pharmacists are legally responsible for any dispensing errors)
– supervise the preparation of any medicines (not all are supplied ready made-up by the manufacturer)
– keep a register of controlled drugs for legal and stock control purposes
– liaise with doctors about prescriptions
– sell and supervise the sale of over-the-counter medicines
– advise the public on the treatment of minor ailments
– advise patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments
– prepare dosette and cassette boxes, usually for the elderly, but also for those with memory/learning difficulties or who have several combinations of tablets to take, where tablets are placed in compartments for specified days of the week
– undertake Medicine Use Reviews (MUR), an advanced service to help patients understand how their medicines work and why they have to take them
– provide support through the New Medicine Service (NMS) to patients starting certain medicines to treat long-term conditions (England only)
manage a needle and syringe exchange
– offer specialist health checks, such as blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring and diabetes screening
– manage, supervise and train pharmacy support staff including pre-registration trainees
– assist in manage finance and budgets
– keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses.
What to expect
– You will be based in a large pharmacy, you’ll work in a team with others including pharmacy technicians and sales assistants.
– You will have direct contact with the public.
– The work carries a high level of responsibility and demands a professional attitude to work.
An independent pharmacy group with family values and a friendly working environment.We are currently looking for a vibrant and passionate person who can promote and deliver pharmacy services and provide excellent customer service.
A suitable applicant needs to be flexible, able to support the existing pharmacy team as well as actively participating in the growth of this business.
– Competitive salary
– Pension Scheme
– Excellent training and career development.
– Paid holiday
– Staff discounts.