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Pharmacy technician (Integrated) (level 3)

Assisting the pharmacist in chemists and hospital dispensaries.

Level
3
Equivalent to A level
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
£8,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Recognise and work within their scope of practice and skills,
  • Use relevant data and information to make effective decisions
  • Accurately retrieve and reconcile information about a person’s medicines
  • Accurately assemble prescribed items
  • Issue prescribed items safely and effectively and take action to deal with discrepancies carry out an accuracy check of dispensed medicines and products
  • Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations to ensure the safety of people
  • Apply the principles of clinical governance and ensure person’s confidentiality
  • Assess a person’s present supply of medicines and order appropriate medicines and products.
  • Receive requests for medicines, including prescriptions, and check for their validity, safety and clarity, taking action to deal with any problems with the person directly
  • Demonstrate operational skills within their scope of practice
  • Provide a safe, effective and responsive pharmacy service
  • Take personal responsibility for the legal, safe and efficient supply of medicines
  • Apply the principles of governance to pharmacy operational processes
  • Ensure the confidentiality of patient data.
  • Communicate and work effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Explain the impact of audit and evaluation on the quality of pharmacy operations and services
  • Engage others in the improvement of processes and systems
  • Effectively use systems to support the safe and effective management and supply of medicines
  • Listen to a person, understand their needs and interpret what matters to them.
  • Give the person all relevant information and advice in a way they can understand, so they can make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing
  • Optimise a person’s medicines to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Obtain relevant information from people – including patients, carers and other healthcare professionals – and use it to optimise care appropriately
  • Adapt information and communication to meet the needs of particular audiences
  • Check and review their own and others work effectively
  • Suggest and implement personal goals and methods of improvement
  • Maintain CPD outcomes that meet with regulatory requirements
  • Identify and respond effectively to errors and near misses
  • Ensure effective safeguards are in place particularly for children and vulnerable adults
  • Prioritise time and resources effectively to achieve local and national objectives
  • Respond to medical emergencies
  • Ensure that health and safety controls are embedded and working
  • Effectively supervise other members of the team

Full information on Pharmacy technician (Integrated) (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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