Pharmacy Technician - Bailieborough

Job Ref: 99
Job Category: Positions Available
Salary: Competitive
Hours 40 Hours
Closing Date: 31 August 2019
Job Requirements

Reporting to: Pharmacy Manager

Role Overview:

Cara Pharmacy are currently seeking to hire a full time Pharmacy Technician for the Bailieborough branch. The main purpose of the role is to assist the Pharmacist in the day to day running of the Dispensary.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answer patient questions and troubleshoot/resolve them promptly
  • Understand the various challenges of specific diseases and pharmaceutical care of those diseases
  • Assist the pharmacist in dispensing to and advising patients on POM and P medicines in a safe and legal manner in line with company procedures
  • Promote patients’ drug compliance
  • Report all drug adverse events
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with doctors and family practices
  • Work as part of a team to provide support to other members of the healthcare team
  • Manage claims under the various HSE schemes, including end of month procedures
  • Manage stock holding in the dispensary – including stock ordering, rotation and date checking
  • Sales of OTC medications in line with company procedures
  • Overseeing the management of OTC stock control and merchandising
  • Execution of the dispensary business plan
  • Assisting in group healthcare and retail events
  • Assisting head office staff with reporting at branch level
  • Assist communications between supervising, and staff pharmacists
  • To partake in group training events
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends in the retail and pharmacy industries, understanding and implementing forthcoming group initiatives and
  • monitoring what local competitors are doing
  • Initiating changes to improve the business alongside senior managers
  • Seeking to increase customer satisfaction and sales at all times


Essential Criteria


  • Must have a Recognised Pharmacy Technician or Dispensing Technician Qualification
  • Have previous Pharmacy Technician Experience in a bus pharmacy setting and previous experience and proficiency with McLernons Dispensing System
  • Have accurate data entry skills with strong management and organisational skills
  • Essential to be able to read, write, and speak English fluently with excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Must be flexible and proactive to meet varied patient needs including willingness to be a team player and promote a positive team environment
  • Should be self-motivated and able to work independently with an excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to effectively present information to the patient and in small group situations and be able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals
How to Apply

Application procedure: To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to


Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.