MWPhillips Chemist – Birmingham

Role Information

Contact Name

West Midlands

6 Chester Road,
New Oscott,
B73 5DA 

Placement Type
Pharmacy Dispensers

Job Title
Pharmacy Dispenser

Job Description

PHARMACY ASSISTANT Required for a group of busy community Pharmacies.

MUST BE ABLE TO DRIVE – vacancy is to cover various local branches


Full and Part time positions available.

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.


• To be working towards or have completed an accredited NVQ level 2 (or equivalent) Dispensing Assistant training course under the guidance of the pharmacist.

• To select and label pharmaceutical products in accordance with a prescription by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complying with all legal requirements.

• To ensure the safe and correct transfer of dispensed items to patients.

• To accurately maintain Patient Medication Records (PMR) to ensure patient safety and in accordance with data protection requirements.

• To identify medicine related problems or queries and bring these to the attention of the pharmacist.

• To answer queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where it is within your competence.

• To receive stock in accordance with SOPs.

• To ensure the safe and appropriate storage of medicines.

• To assist with stock control and the maintenance of reasonable stock levels within the retail environment.

• To liaise with other healthcare professionals to assist in the continuity of patient care across primary and secondary care.

• To assist with service provision to care homes including the preparation of Monitored Dosage Systems.

• To respond to symptoms described by customers by following agreed protocols and using own knowledge and judgment.

• To select and recommend suitable products and provide advice on their correct use.

• To provide advice on leading a healthy lifestyle.

• To refer to the pharmacist when appropriate.

• To assist with the engagement of patients onto advanced services such as MURs and NMS.

• To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of medicines and minor ailments by reading journals, product information, and training resources.

• To assist in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by carrying out reasonable duties as determined by the pharmacist.


• Good attention to detail and high levels of concentration.

• Excellent communication and customer service skills.

• Excellent team working skills.

• High level of IT literacy.

• A warm and friendly but professional attitude towards customers.

• An ability to respond to medical queries in a sensitive and professional manner.

• Experience of working in a retail environment (desirable).

• Experience of handling money and maintaining finance records

Positions Available

End Date

Role Details

Pharmacy Dispenser vacancy available. Application end date 31/05/2017

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