Dispensary Lead | Swineshead Medical Group

The Swineshead Medical Group

Job description

To maintain and organise the dispensary team. You will need to be able to accurately produce and dispense prescriptions and medication to patients. To operate the Practice system and liaise with the GPs to follow the financial requirements of the Practice. Maintain clear, accurate and safe systems for the control of all drug stocks. To provide training and supervise dispensary staff members as necessary.

We are looking for an NVQ2 or NVQ3 qualified dispensary lead with a natural ability to lead and develop a team of six dispensers. The ideal candidate must have pharmacy/dispensary experience with the ability to work well under pressure and the desire to learn and develop new skills. Whilst experience in managing a dispensary is desirable, the ability to demonstrate a track record of working to a high standard and paying attention to detail is a must have.

The experienced individual will provide a positive and friendly approach, who is able to manage and co-ordinate the day to day running of the dispensary and its staff, as well as support the team in maintaining Practice Standards and quality.

The candidate must have proven knowledge of dispensary processes and practices and have team management experience.

Key Duties:

  • Managing all dispensary staff members. Liaising with staff regarding rotas and holidays
  • Liaise with GP’s, Nurse’s, PM, DPM and other staff with regards to smooth running of the practice
  • Assuming responsibility for training of staff, encouraging further development where appropriate
  • Maintaining stock at a reasonable working level and ensuring stock rotation
  • Sorting prescriptions, submitting prescriptions monthly for reimbursement, completing FP34D
  • Correcting returned prescriptions
  • Assisting with the annual stock take
  • Oversee accuracy and efficiency of dispensing staff
  • Taking prescription requests and issuing repeat prescriptions to patients within the agreed time scale
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed
  • Cashing up prescription charges with the Finance Manager
  • Checking Health Authority Statements
  • Handling returned medication and dealing with uncollected medication
  • Adhering to Practice policies for controlled drugs
  • Disposing of returned and expired drugs and controlled drugs as per protocol
  • Action drug alert bulletins
  • Advise staff on completion of medication changes from hospital letters
  • Ensure DSQS compliance
  • Liaise with Outside agencies such as PSUK, AAH & Alliance

Job Type: Full-time – 37.5 Hours


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

For further information please contact David Harding, Practice Manager, on 01205 822400 or via email David.harding5@nhs.net

To apply please email your CV to Nikki.shortland@nhs.net

Dr Z Alam & Dr N Whitfield 

Fairfax House    Packhorse Lane    Swineshead    Boston    Lincolnshire    PE20 3JE 

Telephone   01205  820204      Practice email LECCG.Swineshead@nhs.net