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Horncastle
Hours per week:
39
Salary details:
Rate of pay - Dependent on qualifications
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm, Saturday 8.45am - 4.00pm

About the role:

Our community pharmacies play a key part in caring for the health and wellbeing of our customers. As the largest Co-operative Pharmacy group, our pharmacies offer so much more than just exceptional customer service! From prescriptions and flu vaccines to podiatry and sports therapy, we’re passionate about looking after the health needs of our patients.

As a Dispensing Assistant/Technician you’ll be joining an enthusiastic and hardworking team of colleagues that work together to make a positive difference to the lives of their patients. Each day will be different, as duties range from being in the dispensary to ensure that the dispensing process runs without a hitch, to acting as the first point of contact for the health requirements of our customers. There are a wide range of duties in this role, including (but not limited to):

  • Ensuring the safe and effective running of the dispensary and coordinating your team to dispense medication accurately and efficiently.
  • Being a consistent and reliable leader for your team, supporting the Pharmacist to provide legal, ethical and safe decision-making.
  • Delivering and supporting the technical aspects of the dispensary, which may include stock-control, ordering medicines, labelling and dispensing.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service, providing health advice and services to our patients through engaging conversations. Ensuring that every customer leaves the pharmacy feeling informed and confident about their healthcare needs
  • Keeping the shop floor fully stocked and ready for customers through accepting and working deliveries and completing stock takes.

About You

It isn’t just about experience or knowledge; we’re looking for people with a genuine passion for customer care and who will be ambassadors for healthcare in our pharmacies. With a focus on accuracy and care in all aspects of your work, you’ll need to have:

  • Essential: A Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant qualification
  • Or a Level 3 Dispensary qualification (or equivalent) and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • An upbeat, caring, and confident manner when serving and advising patients
  • An enthusiasm and talent for problem solving, eager to take on new challenges and experiences
  • Previous experience as dependable leader and, able to organise and support your colleagues to ensure that the pharmacy runs smoothly every day.
  • A methodical and accurate approach to practical tasks, using your own initiative and teamwork skills to aid you

 

Benefits:

This is a great opportunity to develop your Pharmacy career and make a difference to the lives of our communities. In addition to working for a growing co-operative business, we offer our colleagues fantastic benefits, including:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (pro-rata) including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme (with up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Generous colleague discount rates across our family of businesses
  • Twice yearly discretionary colleague bonuses to reward you for your hard work
  • Free tea and coffee provisions for all colleagues during rest breaks at work
  • Wellbeing initiatives and community engagement opportunities

We are an “Investors in People - Platinum” employer, meaning that we have been recognised as one of the country’s top employers, offering progression opportunities to all our colleagues. As your experience grows, you’ll have the opportunity to build the skills necessary to further progress your career and help to open up future opportunities. We’ll work together with you to shape your career for the better!

About Us

From a single store in 1861 we have grown to be one of the most successful co-operatives in the UK. We’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from across our family of businesses. From Food Stores and Pharmacies to Post Offices and Support Services, we’re a growing society made up of over 220 outlets and nearly 3,000 colleagues.

We're owned by our members, the people of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties, and have been for more than 160 years! Communities are at the heart of everything we do and motivates us to deliver more than great customer service. We support them by sharing dividend with our members, investing in new and improved services, raising money for charity through our Community Champion scheme, supporting local schools and so much more! Find out more about us, our purpose and wonderful colleagues here.

We work together as a Society and are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is barrier free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. If you need any adjustments, would like us to do anything differently during the interview or would like to get in touch with us about anything else, please contact our Recruitment team on (01522) 533316, or alternatively you can email [email protected]

We may choose to close our vacancies in the event that we receive a high volume of suitable applications, so we encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible.

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