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Pharmacy and Other Dispensing Assistants

Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants work under the supervision of pharmacists or other relevant health professionals to dispense drugs and medicines, issue pre-packaged prescriptions, sell over-the-counter medication, dispense spectacles and contact lenses and other related products.

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About this Career

£15,908

Average salary

New workers start around £7,119.90. Normal pay is £15,908 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,639.22.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Carries out sales transaction, wraps and packages goods.
  • Relays information to customers under the direction of pharmacist or other health professional.
  • Arranges displays of merchandise.
  • Checks stock levels, rotates stock, orders new stock from supplying companies and ensures that products are stored appropriately.
  • Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
  • Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy and confirms patients.

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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