Trainee Medicines Counter Assistant

Our new branch at Cleevelands Medical Centre is set to open in January 2018. Badham Pharmacy are therefore looking to recruit a Trainee Medicines Counter Assistant to join our healthcare teams in Bishops Cleeve. You will be based at Cleevelands, however this role will also involve evening and weekend working at Church Road Pharmacy, Bishops Cleeve. 

Job Ref: 20181115/21/TMCA/52
Closing Date: 21/12/2018 

This is a full time, permanant position, working approximately 39 hours a week, including alternate Saturday and one in four Sundays. This will require you to work one late night per week (until 8pm).

The medicines counter assistant is a key member of the pharmacy team. You are the first person many customers will see when coming into the pharmacy, speak to when seeking healthcare advice and interact with when collecting a prescription or ask for help when they wish to purchase a medicine.

As a medicines counter assistant (MCA) you will provide advice to patients on a range of common ailments. You will appropriately sell over-the-counter medicines to patients and handle prescriptions within the pharmacy. You will work under the supervision of a responsible pharmacist, who will always be available should you need to refer a patient or seek advice.

You will have good general retail skills, be friendly, plus enjoy providing consistent and excellent customer service

You will be enrolled on the NPA (National Pharmacy Association) Interact Course and we expect you to complete this within the first six months of your employment.

Full job description available on request. 

About Badham Pharmacy

Badham Pharmacy is an award-winning independent pharmacy chain headquartered in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Founded in 1940 by Richard G. Badham, the family business is now managed by second generation Peter, his wife Lin and their son Charles. All three are approachable and accessible working within the company on a daily basis. Peter and Charles are practicing pharmacists, Peter is also acting Superintendent Pharmacist. Lin is a registered Pharmacy Technician.

We currently employ over 185 staff across 20 pharmacies and a mobility aids centre. We pride ourselves on our commitment to staff development and outstanding customer service. Our pharmacies offer a full range of NHS pharmacy services and we were the first company in the area to offer a free prescription collection and delivery service.

Badham Pharmacy continues to achieve year on year profitable growth so as to realise the company vision to develop Badham Pharmacy as the largest independent chain of pharmacies, differentiated by its service excellence in the area. In May 2016 we acquired Stow Pharmacy and in May 2017 we successfully opened a new pharmacy in Upper Rissington. In May 2018 we acquired the CSPC Group of Pharmacies.

Winner of Pharmacy Innovation of the Year at the Independent Pharmacy Awards 2018.