Pharmacy Assistant Job Description

Pharmacy Assistant Job Description

Role: Pharmacy Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We’re looking for a pharmacy assistant to join our amazing team in London. The store is in a great location with easy access to nearby train station, bus stops and other local amenities not to mention it’s only a short distance from central London. This friendly pharmacy offers a wide range of services making it a great place for an experienced pharmacy assistant to really make their mark.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take inventory of all medication and pharmaceutical supplies
  • Replenish shelves
  • Process sales transactions for medications and other pharmaceutical supplies
  • Process invoices and paperwork in a timely manner following company procedures
  • Direct all questions relating to prescriptions, health matters, or medications to the pharmacist
  • Answer customer queries in a professional manner
  • Labelling medications
  • Provide advice to patients on the use of medicines as well as general health and lifestyle matters
  • Restock shelves with medications and other pharmaceutical supplies
  • Undertake all necessary housekeeping duties so that dispensary and back shop areas are kept clean and tidy

Person specification:

  • Proven experience assisting in a pharmacy
  • Customer facing experience
  • Scottish/National Vocational Qualification (S/NVQ) Level 2 in Pharmacy Services (Desirable)
  • Administrative role involving checking and monitoring

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility are essential
  • Understands the importance of clinical and information governance as part of their everyday role
  • Works effectively as part of the team
  • Recognises and works within their own bounds of competence