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Dispensary Assistant - Rosemullion Vets

Practice Site:
  • Rosemullion (Helston)

Rosemullion (Helston)


We are looking for a Dispensary Assistant to join our practice to manage our dispensary area at our Helston Branch. You will also work alongside the Head Dispensary Nurse at Falmouth on cross practice dispensary developments.


As a Dispensary Assistant you would work under the direction of Registered Veterinary Surgeon. This is a full time position, 40 hours per week.


Within this role duties will include:

  • Ensuring our dispensary & medicines management complies with current legislation
  • Running the pharmacy as set out in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (see BVA Good Practice medicines guidelines or BSAVA Guide to use of Vet Medicines)
  • Being responsible for ensuring all practice members follow these regulations
  • Stock control including; ordering items, stock rotation, monitoring stock levels, analysing stock management trends, ensuring accurate and compliant recording of controlled drugs registers, receiving and unloading deliveries
  • Assisting with the audit of medicines management and dispensing errors
  • Disposing of out of date medicines in line with legal requirements
  • Preparing and Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using the practice management system organiser, request repeat prescription authorisation from the veterinary surgeons for dispensing medication
  • Answering customers questions face to face or by phone / email
  • Referring problems or queries to the Vet or the Head of Dispensary


Skills and experience required:

  • To be accurate and methodical with great attention to detail
  • To be responsible
  • To have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • To have the ability to understand law and guidelines on medicines
  • To have the ability to read and carry out instruction accurately and in a timely manner
  • Previous experience within a similar role would be advantageous (either in human or veterinary medicine)


A dispensary qualification (veterinary or human) would be preferred however, you will be given the training you need to become a Dispensary Assistant (you will be expected to attend this training, which may be delivered over multiple days out of county).


Do you want to join our team?

If so, please click apply now and we will be in touch with you shortly.




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Rosemullion (Helston)
Isaac House - Tyacke Road, Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom, TR13 8RR
  • Salary:
    Salary + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Rosemullion Vets
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  • Application Closing Date:
    7 December 2021
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