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Pharmacy Technician

Employer
Boots
Location
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Role
Pharmacy Technician
Sector
Large Multiple
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Variable

Job Details

We are seeking a driven Pharmacy Technician to join our dedicated pharmacy team at our Boots pharmacy at The Swan Centre, Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Are you a pharmacy technician looking to train to ACT level? Boots can help! We have an exceptional 6 week program, made up of 3 core elements – Knowledge, competency and assessment. Once you have completed and passed this program, you are a fully-fledged, capable and skilled Accuracy Checking Technician and your pay will increase in line with that. (This program is optional at this time)

We like to call you the ‘Captain of the ship’ – Our Pharmacy Technicians set up the day ahead, they organise and allocate tasks in a timely manner, checking in with the team throughout the day to ensure all tasks are completed.
Pharmacy Technicians are also involved in the entire medicine dispensing process, from preparation to final checks. They also play a pivotal role in inventory management, ensuring adequate stock levels and handling the ordering and receiving of medicines.

Pharmacy Technicians liaise with healthcare professionals, patients and other members of the pharmacy team, facilitating effective communication so excellent people skills are a must.

Beyond dispensing, pharmacy technicians may assist in the delivery of pharmacy services, contributing to public health initiatives and wellbeing programs.

Pharmacy Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday - Closed.

Boots can offer a competitive base salary heaps of learning & development, progression opportunities, & benefits & rewards such as our sizeable employee discount on Boots brands, Opticians & Hearingcare, double-matched retirement savings plan, GPhC registration fees reimbursed, Competitive holiday entitlement + bank holidays (increasing with length of service) & the option to buy a further 5 days, & Enhanced Mat/Pat/Adoption leave. The list goes on...

To hear more about this great opportunity, contact our Regional Recruitment Partner, Maria Noble on 07890915418 / maria.noble@boots.co.uk

*You must have Level 3 NVQ in Pharmacy Services to be eligible for this position. You must also be registered with the Pharmaceutical council (GPhC) – This is mandatory*.

Immediate Interviews Available.

The importance of your role.
Be part of our ambition to be the world’s leading Pharmacy-led retailer. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re proud to offer legendary care every day; it’s what sets us apart from other UK Pharmacy chains.

This is a great opportunity to develop your Pharmacy career and make a difference to the lives of our patients.

How will you do it?
With a technical yet personable approach, you’ll inspire the pharmacy team around you, making sure that our standards reflect that we care about our patients. Legally and ethically we want to give them the very best service.

Accuracy and care is what this role is all about. You will deliver the safe and effective running of the pharmacy and healthcare business, and lead the day-to-day running of the dispensary. You will be an expert in the technical aspects of the supply of medicines, whilst delivering excellent patient care.

Guiding and supporting your pharmacy team and working closely with the Pharmacist and Store Leader you’ll be influential in growing our business.


What you’ll be doing day to day.
You will help deliver the safe and effective running of the pharmacy and healthcare business, and lead the day-to-day running of the dispensary.


Your duties will include:

  • Responsibility for legal, safe & ethical decision-making in the pharmacy.
  • Delivering on-target delivery of items and services income.
  • Complying with legal and professional requirements and accepted guidance on professional practice in Boots.
  • Tailoring conversations with every customer to ensure they leave your pharmacy feeling informed and confident about their healthcare needs and coaching other pharmacy team members to do the same.
  • Seeking opportunities to engage external stakeholders to secure locally commissioned services and drive services and items.
  • Delivering efficient dispensary operations and ensures dispensing losses are minimised.
  • Ordering medicines, labelling, dispensing, endorsing and checking of prescriptions.

What you’ll need to have.
We’re offering you an exciting career opportunity. It’s a chance to continue your professional and pharmacy journey. You will need to have an NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services (or equivalent), and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council to join us.

But it isn’t just about experience, we’re looking for people with a genuine passion for customer care, who will support and lead the dispensary team, and deliver pharmacy strategy in partnership with the team.

To work within our dispensaries you also need to have completed a Medicines Counter Assistant (NVQ2) qualification or equivalent.

You may wish to become an Accuracy Checking Technician (ACT) with us; we can give you the training and support you need in order to achieve this. As you continue to develop your healthcare knowledge through these qualifications and roles, this will be reflected in your pay and benefits.

Excitingly, this is just one of several routes your career could take you within Boots!

Our Diversity and Inclusion commitment.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance.

This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check in certain locations. Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.


Our Benefits.
We have a great range of benefits* that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:

  • Competitive holiday allowance (with the option to buy more days)
  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
  • £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
  • Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, holiday buying, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering free, independent and confidential counselling and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Generous staff discount (with enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearingcare)
  • Access to corporate third-party discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays and more (UK only)
  • Access to the Boots Benevolent Fund, a registered charity that offers support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives, at times of financial hardship.


*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Company

Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2,500* stores in the UK, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.

From our local pharmacies to our largest flagship stores, from care homes through to hospital services, we aim to give a great pharmacy experience.

Working with the NHS

As a community pharmacy, we are a key partner to the NHS. We work closely to agree new ways for pharmacists to provide community healthcare, and design new services which meet the specific needs of the communities in which we work.

Many of our pharmacy teams work with primary care organisations, meeting local healthcare needs, and with our national voice we are helping to shape Government thinking about our nation's health.

Expanding the role of pharmacy

We are committed to extending the role of pharmacy professionals as a primary health provider, in line with Government priorities. Our team of pharmacists and pharmacy support colleagues are passionate about providing expert advice and healthcare services and we pride ourselves in having great teams to deliver all our customers' healthcare needs. These professionals are at the very heart of our business. Examples of these pharmacy services are our Travel Vaccination Service, Winter Flu Vaccination Service, Smokeless Service and Diabetes Risk Assessment Service.

*Figures as of 31 August 2016 excluding equity method investments

Company info
Website
Telephone
0115 950 6111
Location
Boots UK Limited
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 3AA
GB

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