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Lancashire Hospitals Services (Pharmacy) Ltd




To work in the branch dispensaries, in Preston and Chorley. Your role will involve serving patients at reception, receiving prescriptions, checking exemptions, working methodically and accurately to dispense and label medicines, stock control, general housekeeping duties and giving excellent customer service.

Contribute to the delivery of a safe and effective pharmacy service

Receive prescriptions, take payments and validate exemptions

Comply with standard operating procedures

Accurately label and dispense prescriptions whilst minimising patient waiting times

Use EMIS pharmacy stock control and patient medication record system

Order, receive and check off stock

Manage stock appropriately and contribute to stock management

Work effectively as part of the team to meet Company targets

Undertake general housekeeping duties

Offer suggestions to improve working processes

Maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues, health professionals and patients

Maintain professional standards

Accurate record keeping

Observe confidentiality requirements



In line with National Minimum Wage for Apprentices

Working hours per week

4 days per week, 8:30am-6pm, 30 minutes unpaid lunch.

Required Skills

Minimum GCSE grade 4/5, C, in English, Science and Mathematics

Personal Qualities Required

Good communicator

Able to follow instructions

Ability to work accurately and methodically

Eye for detail


Required Qualifications

Minimum GCSE grade 4/5, C, in English, Science and Mathematics

Number of Vacancies


Expected Duration

12 months

Future Prospects

Completion of the course will not guarantee future employment within the Company, but will put candidates in an ideal position for primary and secondary care opportunities.

Following successful completion of the course, candidates could progress to further training, including NVQ level 3, accuracy checking training, and leadership and management opportunities.

Other Information

Our dispensaries are busy, and require a good combination of attention to detail and the ability to work accurately and methodically, under pressure.

8:30am – 6pm is a fairly long day in comparison to office jobs, which is why our roles are usually four days a week.

To dispense, label, check orders and manage stock, you will be on your feet for the majority of the day. There will be some requirements for lifting in order to manage bulk deliveries and to put stock away.

However the job is very rewarding and is a great opportunity for progression for the right candidate.

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