Pre-Reg Pharmacist 2018-19 - near Teddington, SW London; Visa Sponsor
We have two positions available to start in autumn 2018, preferably in early-mid September.
N.B. We are licensed by the Home Office to sponsor trainees who need to switch their Tier 4 Student visa to a Tier 2 General visa in order to complete their pre-registration year here. For such applicants, the hours of work will be slightly lower and salary higher than that described below, in order to meet Home Office requirements. Further information will be provided to applicants.
These are full-time 12-month trainee positions, in a friendly supportive and professional environment. Our two local community pharmacies dispense 4,250 - 6,250 NHS items per month and provide Advanced Services (MUR, NMS, NUMSAS, Flu vaccination), the Smoking Cessation Enhanced Service, needle exchange and supervised methadone consumption services, and provide medicines to a local care home. The NHS dispensing includes a mix of batch (RA/RD), ordinary repeat and acute prescriptions. The majority of prescriptions are electronic. We dispense medicines in dossett boxes to many patients, and operate a twice daily medicines delivery service. Each pharmacy is an accredited Healthy Living Pharmacy and so also provides advice and information to patients on public health matters.
The two pharmacies are near each other, and work closely together. You will spend some days training in the sister pharmacy to provide you with experience of working in another environment and their services. Altogether, we will provide you with experience of a broad range of NHS community pharmacy practice.
To broaden your experience further, we will arrange placements for you at a hospital and with a pharmacist either at our CCG or in a GP practice.
You will also gain experience in supporting the sales of our retail product offering. One pharmacy has a typical range of products and also skin-care brands such and La-Roche Posay and Vichy, cosmetics such as Rimmel, and discounted fragrances. Our other pharmacy also has a broad range of natural toiletries, supplements and health foods.
Your Training Plan will follow GPhC guidelines, with support from the ProPharmace programme.
Your tutor will be the highly experienced full-time Pharmacist Manager who will work with you on most days, providing ample opportunity for planned and ad hoc learning. You will train alongside other experienced full-time permanent dispensary and counter assistant staff. You will be fully involved in providing all the pharmacy services, including provision of advice and product recommendations to patients who present at the counter with minor ailments.
One pharmacy is open 9am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. The other 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm Saturday. We'll expect you to be at the pharmacy for 40 hours per week. In most weeks you'll be there 5 days, usually Monday to Friday. Occasionally, we will ask you to be there on a Saturday.
Your salary will be £20,000 plus statutory pension, and you'll receive our 25% staff discount on OTC purchases. During the 52 weeks you'll have public holidays and another 4 weeks off, and other days off for the 9 off-site Propharmace study days and final assessment.
Please apply by emailing us via the C&D Jobs website.