Pharmacy Dispenser – Non Patient Facing |£19000 - £20000 per annum
Pharma & Science
East Midlands

Pharmacy Dispenser

Additional Information

Location: Midlands

Salary: £19,907

Hours per week: Mon – Fri (8am – 4.30pm and 9.30am – 6pm)

Role Type: Permanent

Role Hours: Full Time

Duties & Responsibilities

Deliver Results:

  • Delivery of Objectives: ensure personal targets/objectives are achieved and make a positive contribution to Dispensary function delivering against its OGSM goals

Transcribing, Dispensing and Compliance

  • To accurately transcribe prescriptions from the prescriber into electronic format, which in turn will populate the patient medication labels
  • Ensure prescriptions meet legal requirements as per guidelines and regulations
  • Liaise with prescribers and patients to resolve prescription queries
  • To accurately and efficiently pick, dispense and pack medication and ancillary products, in line with all relevant regulatory and Company requirements and procedures, for patients
  • To ensure that safe systems of work are practiced with due regard to Health and Safety regulations and pharmaceutical standards
  • To perform duties in accordance with specific service contracts
  • Ensure medication is safe to supply to the patient


  • To process prescriptions efficiently to meet agreed productivity targets
  • To effectively rotate between therapies when working whilst maintaining accuracy
  • To process prescriptions accurately to allow for the correct production of medication labels and Sales Orders
  • To rotate stock, check dates and ensure, as part of the dispensing process, that any issues are brought to the attention of the leadership team

Training & Continuous Improvement

  • Maintain professional knowledge base. As part of this there will be an expectation to rotate through relevant departments as required by the business.
  • Complete all mandatory training (including passing a validation process) and identify areas for improvement
  • Record any near misses or dispensing errors and highlight to the leadership team
  • Ensure reflective practices are completed and to implement preventative actions into working practices


  • To safely and accurately pack medication and wholesale orders according to the Sales Orders and in line with Packing Competencies
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties defined by the leadership team

Qualification and Experience

  • Ideally you will have proven experience working within a dispenser with a NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Dispensing.
  • Meticulous and thorough approach to work with an excellent eye for detail
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a closed environment with no face to face contact with patients
  • Willingness to work in a fairly repetitive role
  • Ability to maintain accuracy while working at pace
  • Proficient in the use of I.T. systems

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