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Start Date: 
1st August 2019
High St, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, SO32 1AB

No Tier 2 Visa

It is very unlikely that the salary for this post will meet the Home Office requirements for Tier 2 Visas.

Matrix Primary Healthcare

Principle Purpose:
A one year fixed term contract to meet the requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council in order to register as a pharmacist.
The programme enables the trainee to gain appropriate training and experience in the provision of community pharmacy pharmaceutical services to become a fully qualified independent working Pharmacist.
To demonstrate competence in the Performance Standards identified by the General Pharmaceutical Council. To prepare for and undertake the GPhC registration examination.

Main Tasks/Overview of Responsibilities:
To support compliance with all statutory and professional requirements of a registered retail pharmacy business.
To develop competence through training and regular appraisals such that customers and patients receive an excellent professional and caring service.
To develop good management practice through compliance with company systems and procedures, effective use of resources, and following Pharmacy Manager/Pre-registration Programme Manager instruction and guidance.
To support maximization of NHS and retail turnover and profitability of the business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To assist in the operations and dispensing of prescriptions and the supply of pharmaceutical products including controlled drugs and appliances ensuring safety and clinical appropriateness.
Responds to symptoms and recommends appropriate OTC medication.
Counsel and advise patients appropriately under supervision.
Works within legal, ethical and governance framework keeping up to date with current changes.
Develop good management, leadership and communication skills to prepare for future role as a qualified pharmacist.
To participate in the training programme as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council and prepare for the pre-registration examination.
To be responsible for self-directed learning to support the collection of a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competence and participate in appraisals with the pre-registration tutor as per company guidance and GphC programme compliance.
To attend study days and complete pre and post study assignments organised by Buttercups.
To develop knowledge and skills within each competency areas as mapped by GPHC performance standards.
To plan own workload and study time to develop organizational skills and support the provision of a timely pharmaceutical service.
To participate in Audit as instructed by the pre-registration manager/tutor to comply with the requirements of the GPHC training programme
To communicate and liaise effectively with other members of the healthcare professions and build relationships with external organizations such as GP surgeries and CCG’S.
Ensure that the branch is open for trading and dispensing of prescriptions during the registered opening hours.
Respect confidentiality of information concerning customers and staff in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Maintain confidentiality of company policies and statistics.
Ensure all prescriptions are fully and accurately endorsed.
Complete all NHS/ CCG paperwork requirements accurately on time.
Attend and/or complete all courses/ meetings as required by the company, e.g. annual conference or area meetings.
Deal with customer complaints promptly and efficiently in accordance with company policy.
Ensure that a senior member of staff is briefed to continue the smooth running of the branch in the manager’s absence.

Equality and Diversity
To recognise and promote the importance of people’s rights and interpret them in a way in accordance with Branch policies.
To challenge behaviour that infringes the rights of others.
To identify and take action where necessary to address discrimination and oppression.

Health & Safety
Be aware of the Health and Safety aspects of work, including the prompt recording and reporting of accidents and ensuring that equipment used is safe.
To practice competently, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required for lawful, safe and effective practice without direct supervision. You must acknowledge the limits of your professional competence and only undertake practice and accept responsibilities for those activities in which you are competent.
The above list is not exhaustive. You may be required to perform other duties, those deemed reasonable by your manager.
To at all times practice in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • a talent for communication
  • customer focus
  • planning and organising skills
  • self-drive and enthusiasm
  • the ability to solve problems
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • a degree of commercial awareness

The Buttercups Training Pre-reg Programme

Each trainee will attend a Buttercups Pre-registration Programme of Study days during the year.

The days are designed to support your placement and help prepare you for the registration assessment.

Topics covered include:

  • New Style Calculations Questions
  • New Style Mock Registration Assessment
  • Responding to Symptoms
  • Women's Health and Childhood Ailments
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Clinical Topics by BNF/BNFC Chapter
  • The Drug Tariff & NHS Contract
  • Elastic Support Hosiery and Trusses
  • Stomacare & Appliances
  • Dermatology & Wound Management
  • Self-awareness & Communication Skills
  • First Aid Training
  • Tutor Training
  • MUR Accreditation Assessment