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Pharmacist Manager

Pharmacist Manager


  • Working as the Responsible Pharmacist, to carry out activities connected with the preparation and supply of medicines to patients by ensuring that all necessary tasks and procedures are completed by the dispensary team within the necessary timescales.

  • To be responsible for the day to day running of the entire Pharmacy.

  • To provide advice on the use of those medicines along with general advice on healthy lifestyles.

  • To be responsible for the training and development of Counter and dispensary staff.

    Reports toSuperintendent Pharmacist

    Pharmacistis a protected title which means that a Pharmacist must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have satisfied them that all the detailed requirements for registration have been met. Anyone who is not registered with the GPhC and practices as a technician is breaking the law and can be prosecuted, hence the protected status of the title.

    Key responsibilities

  • To select, label, compound and dispense pharmaceutical products in accordance with a prescription by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complying with all legal requirements.

To ensure the safe and correct transfer of dispensed items to patients.

To identify medicine related problems or queries and bring these to the attention of thepharmacist.

To answer queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where it is within theircompetence.

To accurately maintain Patient Medication Records (PMR) to ensure patient safety and inaccordance with data protection requirements.

To receive stock in accordance with SOPs

To ensure the safe and appropriate storage of medicines.

To assist with stock control and the maintenance of reasonable stock levels within thedispensary.

To respond to verbal and face-to-face queries of a routine pharmaceutical nature from patientsor their representatives.

To liaise with other healthcare professionals to assist in the continuity of patient care acrossprimary and secondary care.

To assist with service provision to care homes including the preparation of Monitored DosageSystems.

To assist with the engagement of patients onto advanced services and assist with the provisionof those services where appropriate.

To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of pharmaceutical matters by complying with ContinuingProfessional Development (CPD) requirements.

To provide pharmaceutical care to patients by carrying out reasonable duties as determined bythe pharmacist.

To work as part of the Pharmacy team and provide support and cover to Medicines Counter Assistants and dispensing Assistants;

To work as part of a team and actively demonstrate a willingness to support and achieve the overall business objectives.
checking dosage and ensuring that medicines are correctly and safely supplied and labelled (pharmacists are legally responsible for any dispensing errors);

Supervising the preparation of any medicines (not all are supplied ready made-up by the manufacturer);

Keeping a register of controlled drugs for legal and stock control purposes;

Liaising with doctors about prescriptions;

Selling over-the-counter medicines;

Counselling and advising the public on the treatment of minor ailments;

Advising patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments;

Preparing dosette and cassette boxes, usually for the elderly, but also for those with memory/learning difficulties or who have several combinations of tablets to take, where tablets are placed in compartments for specified days of the week;

Undertaking Medicine Use Reviews (MUR), an advanced service to help patients understand how their medicines work and why they have to take them;

Measuring and fitting compression hosiery;

Arranging the delivery of prescription medicines to patients;

Keeping up to date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses.

This is a description of the duties and responsibilities at the present time. However, this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required in line with the current and future needs of the business.

Personal specification

Registered with GPhC and compliant with standards for pharmacy practice.

Committed to CPD and can show evidence of participation.

Good attention to detail and high levels of concentration.

Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Excellent team working skills.

High level of IT literacy and numeracy.

Whitstable, England, UK