Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant jobs in Leeds

Pharmacies are our fourth emergency service and, an essential part of any Leeds community. Pharmacy Healthcare Assistants help to alleviate the strain on NHS surgeries and hospitals by dispensing advice as well as medication to customers across Leeds. Whereas a fully qualified pharmacist in Leeds can expect to earn around £48,000 a year, Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant jobs start at about £7.85 per hour.

Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant employers in Leeds provide qualified and experienced staff to pharmacies across the city. These pharmacies can include those in large chain stores and supermarkets as well as small, privately owned high street chemists. Demand for Pharmacy Healthcare Assistants is usually high and, there are usually plenty of Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant jobs in Leeds to be found.

Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant jobs in Leeds can cover a wide range of tasks and duties, including advising customers on common and minor illnesses, counting, weighing and dispensing of medicines. In addition, medical paraphernalia, assessing and checking patient information, taking inventory of medications and other non-medical stock, security checking, entering of electronic patient records and occasional checking of details with GPs.  Employees working as a Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant in Leeds can also expect to be asked to help out with other non-pharmacy duties such as answering the phone and restocking shelves.

Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant jobs in Bradford require a standard NVQ qualification which will be checked by Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant employers in Leeds. In addition to the NVQ  qualification, most Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant employers in Leeds will require outstanding customer service skills, previous experience of working as a Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant in Leeds, solid spoken and written English skills and, evidence showing the right to work in the UK.

Candidates with a foundation degree in pharmacy will usually be hired over those without.  Working closely with the community, the Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant will be friendly, approachable and have knowledge of common ailments and complaints as well as a willingness to build relationships with customers, and willing to build strong relationships with customers. Confidence in working alone and as part of a team is also extremely desirable to Pharmacy Healthcare employers in Leeds.

The role of Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant in Leeds is a varied and fulfilling one. Offering competitive rates of pay and annual bonuses, most Pharmacy Assistant employers in Leeds also offer a generous annual leave package and free, ongoing development and support. Working within a local community, the role of Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant can also be an extremely sociable one.

Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant jobs in Leeds can be physically demanding as the role requires standing for a significant amount of time. As most pharmacies now open seven days a week, the Pharmacy Healthcare Assistant may also be required to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends.

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