Dispensary assistants work under the supervision of a pharmacist to prepare medicines, advise customers on non-medicinal products and assist with stock control.
Duties & Tasks
Dispensary assistants may perform the following tasks:refer prescriptions to the pharmacist
assist in the preparation of medicines
select stock and attach dispensing and cautionary labels
put medication into administration containers
use computers for routine maintenance procedures
carry out customer service duties, such as answering enquiries and advising customers on appropriate products for use in relation to certain health-related conditions
operate cash registers.
Dispensary assistants have a high level of contact with the public and may have to work nights and weekends. They must also work within the bounds of legislation when providing advice to customers and selling certain medicines.
careful and methodical
willing to learn new skills
good communication skills
able to deal sensitively with customers' needs.