Dispenser

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Dispenser

Combs Ford Surgery

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Hours: 27 hours per week.

Combs Ford Surgery is looking to recruit a Qualified Dispenser. This is a busy role where you will need to be extremely organized with the ability to assist in the day to day running of the Surgeries Pharmacy. Please read through fully the job description and if you feel you have what it takes, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Take requests for prescription repeats

Assembling prescription items for dispensing

Issuing stock items and prepared prescriptions

Collection of charges for prescriptions and private treatment/checking patient exemption statements

Cash handling

Remove out of date stock from shelves, refrigerator and dispose of accordingly

Disposal of returned, unused medications

Ordering appropriate quantities of goods via the wholesalers computer link

About us

SPC is an innovative partnership of Suffolk GP surgeries.Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Benefits of working for SPC include:

NHS Pension Scheme

  • The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and childrens pension
  • Ill health benefits
  • 20% employer contribution

Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

  • No deposit
  • No credit check
  • Fully comprehensive insurance
  • Servicing and tyres
  • Breakdown cover
  • Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Proper Pay & Cost of Living Benefits

  • Living Wage Foundation Accredited
  • GP Remote Working

Eye Care VouchersHealth Service Discounts

  • Annual Leave – Minimum 33 days including bank holidays FTE with enhancements for long service
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity terms
  • High street discounts through our own online portal
  • Technology and Homewares Salary Sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis
  • Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Gym Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

The post-holder will project a positive and friendly image to dispensary patients and other visitors and deal with queries in a professional, courteous and efficient way.

Assist in the preparation, dispensing and sale of prescriptions and medicines/appliances and assist with stock control, ordering and re-stocking of the dispensary.

Key Responsibilities

Take requests for prescription repeats

Assembling prescription items for dispensing

Issuing stock items and prepared prescriptions

Collection of charges for prescriptions and private treatment/checking patient exemption statements

Cash handling

Remove out of date stock from shelves, refrigerator and dispose of accordingly

Disposal of returned, unused medications

Ordering appropriate quantities of goods via the wholesalers computer link

Operation of efficient stock control appropriate to the needs of the dispensary with the objective of ensuring continuity of supply for patients and minimising wastage

Check incoming stock against the invoice. Enter stock onto EMIS Web for stock control. Identify any errors in incoming stock and report to wholesaler and re-order item if necessary

Return incorrect/damaged goods to wholesalers

Ensuring that drugs are received and stored in an appropriate manner in accordance with the manufacturers instructions

Ensuring that refrigerated items are stored at the appropriate temperature and maintaining the temperature control record/logbook

Cleaning work surfaces and shelving on a regular basis and ensuring that that all dispensary equipment is kept clean and kept in good working order.

Maintaining full and accurate records of all dispensing transactions.

Undertaking other reasonable duties within the framework of the post as directed by the Dispensary Lead

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ2 in dispensing
  • GCSE grade A to C

Experience

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in a GP Practice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Suffolk Primary Care

Address

Combs Ford Surgery

Combs Lane

Stowmarket

Suffolk

IP14 2SY

Employer’s website

http://suffolkprimarycare.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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