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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/10/2019.


Job Reference: J180-A-19-328763

Central Advertising - General Practitioners
£9.88 per hour

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


Beech Tree Surgery is looking to recruit a qualified dispenser to join the team. Full and part time will be considered, please indicate on your application form your preferred working pattern.


Job Summary


  • To dispense medication to patients safely and in accordance with regulations

  • Participate in the Dispensing Services Quality Scheme (DSQS)


Job Requirements (essential)

  • Issuing repeat prescriptions

  • Dispensing acute and repeat medication

  • Dealing with patient problems and enquiries

  • Liaise with other professionals such as District Nursing Team, Hospital staff and other agencies

  • Handing out prescriptions and collecting prescription charges where appropriate including private prescriptions

  • Daily cashing up of the till and submission of prescription money to the accounts clerk

  • Return of all dispensed/endorsed prescriptions to administration team at Beech Tree Surgery on a weekly basis for submission to the Business Services Authority

  • Correct disposal of returned unused medicines

  • To fully observe legal requirements relevant to a dispensing practice including correct handling, recording, issuing and disposal of controlled drugs

  • To fulfil patient orders, dispense within a 48 hour turnaround period and keep owed items to a minimum maintaining a high standard and efficient dispensing service

  • Ordering medication from the wholesalers to ensure maximum profit as per SOP

  • Checking goods in when they are delivered from wholesaler

  • Returning incorrect goods to the wholesalers

  • Stocking shelves, refrigerators and other storage areas using rotation method

  • Ensure that all drug safety alerts and notices are acted upon in a timely manner

  • To ensure that all stock is kept at the correct temperature and check/record fridge temperatures daily

  • Disposal of returned unused medicines following SOP

  • Disposing of patient returned controlled drugs following SOP

  • Reporting any out of date CD’s to the Dispensary Manager so that an “expert witness” can be arranged for destruction as per SOP

  • Request authorisation from Practice Pharmacist or GP for any acute medications or new medications on behalf of patient

  • Participate in DSQS work including audit and DRUM review where appropriate

  • Maintaining a clean and tidy dispensary ensuring all dispensary equipment is in good working order

  • Checking shelves for “uncollected” medication and follow SOP for reporting/returning stock

  • To work flexibly within the team and to provide cover as necessary at all 3 Beech Tree sites

  • Taking responsibility for own professional development, learning and performance

  • To ensure that you have completed all mandatory training

  • To attend meetings

  • Adherence to guidelines in relation to information governance and confidentiality

  • To follow Practice Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

  • To comply with all statutory and regulatory obligations.

  • Other duties as reasonably required including basic reception duties



Job Requirements (desirable)


  • Experience of similar practice environment

  • Competence in the use of Emis dispensary software system

  • Supervision of Trainees

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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