Trainee Pharmacy Technician- McHughs Allcare Pharmacy

Position: Trainee Pharmacy Technician                                                    Schedule: Part Time

Reporting To: Managing Pharmacist/ Retail Manager          Pharmacy: McHughes Allcare Pharmacy

Allcare Pharmacy

Allcare support is a company which specialises in supporting Community Pharmacies to deliver excellent personalised care to their community. The Allcare Pharmacy group is a network of pharmacies throughout Ireland which strive for customer service excellence where staff focus on their core skill of providing expert medical care, advice and value to their patients and customers.

Purpose of Role:

To support the Managing pharmacist in the dispensary in a busy and challenging environment. Working to agreed operating procedures within the pharmacy to maintain the highest ethical standards and deliver excellent customer care.

Duties and Responsibilities: ­­­­ ­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­                                ­

  • To accurately receive, record and assemble prescriptions, issue the appropriate receipts and inform the Pharmacists of any changes in drug therapy and interactions between prescribed medications.
  • To serve customers over the counter medicines and other pharmacy products as required.
  • To fulfil the request for specific over the counter medicines appropriately using WWHAM questioning and recommend a suitable medicine referring to the Pharmacist where appropriate.
  • To ensure the smooth running of the dispensary, including, maintaining computer records and ensure that the paperwork pertaining to the various schemes is kept up to date and in line with Company procedures.
  • To ensure that any errors or safety issues are brought promptly to the attention of the Managing Pharmacist and/or Business Territory Manager.
  • To maintain good stock control including; rotation of stock, maintaining appropriate stock levels, using correct suppliers, and ensuring that the delivery details are correct as set down by the managing pharmacist.
  • To ensure that the Pharmacy is kept clean and tidy and any Health and Safety issues are brought promptly to the attention of the Pharmacy Manager and or Managing Pharmacist.
  • To maintain the standards of organisations and cleanliness with the dispensary as directed by the Managing Pharmacist and in line with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • To follow Pharmacy standard operating procedures maintaining consistent professional standards at all times.
  • To assist with over the counter sales and other front of counter duties.
  • Any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • IPU Pharmacy Technician course or Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good attention to detail is essential
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task successfully in a busy and challenging environment.
  • Cashier experience an advantage.
  • Ability to use discretion when addressing customer queries and to treat customer/patient information with strict confidentiality.
  • IT skills would be an advantage.