Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
BELFAST BT4 1NU
028 9065 6576

Pharmacy Team Careers

If the pharmacist role is not for you, there are alternative career opportunities as part of a pharmacy team.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

A Pharmacy Technician prepares and dispenses medicines under the supervision of a pharmacist. To become a Technician you must obtain an NVQ Level 3 qualification and must be working in a pharmacy. An Accredited Checking Technician (ACT) is responsible for checking all medicines before handing over to the patient. To become an ACT you must obtain an ACT qualification which involves an accuracy assessment.

DISPENSARY ASSISTANT

A Dispensary or Dispensing Assistant performs elements of the dispensing process under the supervision of a pharmacist. They can also work on the counter, assisting in the sale of Pharmacy-Only items. To become a Dispensary Assistant you must obtain an NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent course and be working within a pharmacy.

MEDICINE COUNTER ASSISTANT

A Counter Assistant does not work in the dispensary, however assists in the sale of Over-the-Counter or Pharmacy-Only medicines. Medicines Counter Assistants are required to take a number of basic training courses.

DELIVERY DRIVER

From delivering medication to care homes to collecting prescriptions from GP surgeries and delivering vital medicines to people at home, this role requires good customer care skills. Experience of working in a pharmacy is not essential.

Contact

UCA President
president@uca.org.uk

Adrienne Clugston, Executive Committee & Membership
adrienne@uca.org.uk

Kate McKittrick, Prescription Payment Support
coding@uca.org.uk

Lindsey Jackson, General Enquiries
info@uca.org.uk

Mairead Conlon, Representation Pharmacist
mairead@uca.org.uk

Natalie Calder, Administrative Assistant
support@uca.org.uk

UCA Office

Ulster Chemists' Association
Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
BELFAST
BT4 1NU

Tel:  028 9065 6576
Fax:  028 9065 1137

 

Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm