Pharmacy Dispenser - Oldbury
Reporting to the Practice Manager 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 of prescriptions and assist with stock control, ordering and re-stocking of the dispensary.
To be solely responsible for the running of the dispensary and any junior staff when required.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Issuing stock items and prepared prescriptions
Collection of prescription charges/checking patient exemption statements
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
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 senior dispenser.
Dispensing and checking repeat prescriptions.
Taking orders for repeats and dealing with queries from district nurses and support staff.
Using the computer to keep records up to date.
Checking with gp's or in patient records if concerned about the appropriateness of requests for medication.
Dealing with queries from patients regarding their prescriptions.
Ordering drugs using the modem link to the wholesalers.
Handling controlled drugs (and keeping register).
Handling prescription money.
Assisting when required to meet targets in relation to dispensing doctors scheme
Assisting in stock checks
Providing cover for annual leave/sickness.