Pharmacy Dispenser

Join us as we delve into the invaluable insights about the role of a pharmacy dispenser, exploring the diverse responsibilities and essential contributions they make in the pharmacy industry.

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What is a Pharmacy Dispenser?

As a pharmacy dispenser, you'll play a crucial role in the pharmacy team, collaborating closely with pharmacists and other health professionals. Working under their expert supervision, you'll confidently dispense drugs and medicines, ensuring precise and accurate delivery. Your responsibilities include issuing pre-packaged prescriptions and handling a wide range of medications, ranging from IV, oral, and blister packs.

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What qualifications do you need to be a Pharmacy Dispenser

When it comes to landing a Pharmacy Dispenser position, employers value strong literacy, numeracy, and IT skills. However, the key requirement for this role is holding an NVQ Level 2 in a relevent Pharmacy Dispensing course, which you can get from various recognised awarding bodies. 

So, if you've got the essential skills and are eager to embark on this exciting journey, consider getting your NVQ Level 2 and watch new opportunities unfold in the world of Pharmacy Dispensing!

Where do Pharmacy Dispensers work?

At Quad, we specialise in connecting pharmacy dispensers with diverse opportunities. Whether it's a community-based independent pharmacy, a clinical setting in the NHS or private hospital, a retail chain on the high-street, or a pharmacy within a supermarket, we offer a range of settings to match your preferences and aspirations. 

Discover the perfect fit for your career and explore the possibilities with the help of Quad.

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Seeking Locum Work?

A career as a pharmacy dispenser locum is an option for many professionals right now due to the benefits it offers. If you'd like to learn how to become a locum through Quad, you'll find our Locum Hub very useful.

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