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Experienced Pharmacy Medicines Counter Assistant

Portmans Pharmacy
Barbican, London
£11.50 - £13.00 per hour depending on experience
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Experienced Pharmacy Medicines Counter Assistant

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6.30pm

(Occasional) Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Rate: £11.50 - £13.00 per hour depending on experience

Position: Full Time

We are an established independent pharmacy currently recruiting a motivated candidate who is ready for a new challenge. Portmans Pharmacy and Travel Clinic has been serving the local community of Barbican for 40 years.

We pride ourselves on not only providing NHS and Private pharmacy services but also having a strong counter presence offering a large range of OTC & P goods to meet the needs of our patients.

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly pharmacy counter assistant to join our team. Must be a well-presented, punctual individual with high standards, supporting the team in delivering an excellent customer experience. The candidate must be fluent in English and be IT literate, a fast & keen learner with a real personal commitment to self-growth. We are interested in a hard-working candidate, who can work flexibly as part of a team. You must have a Medical Counter Assistant Qualification and have a willingness to learn new skills. Our ideal candidate would have skincare and vitamins knowledge.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • To support and assist all members of the pharmacy team.
  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the pharmacy.
  • To be the first point of contact for all customers
  • To provide the best possible advice and refer to the pharmacist if appropriate.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the medicines counter including managing stock levels, ordering and receiving stock
  • Answering and handling telephone and face-to-face queries
  • Maintain a clean and tidy environment.
  • Handling and retrieving scripts under the supervision of the pharmacist.
  • Organising and merchandising
  • Taking sale transactions
  • Local deliveries and pick up prescriptions from surgeries nearby (when required)
  • Clean and maintain the tidiness of the shop floor
  • Build relationships and rapport with patients, surgeries, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Have a drive towards the promotion of pharmacy services.
  • Be skilled in working independently as and when the situation requires.

Mandatory Experience and Qualification:

  • Worked in community pharmacy for a minimum of 4 years
  • Has a Medical Assistant Counter Qualification or equivalent
  • Knowledge of identifying common skin conditions e.g., Eczema, Psoriasis, Fungal Infections
  • Strong OTC knowledge
  • Vitamins knowledge for common health conditions

Employee Benefits

  • Training provided for further qualifications
  • Employee Discounts
  • Company Pension

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