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Job Opportunities

Haydon Bridge Pharmacy is a progressive independent pharmacy. We promote development of staff within the company to improve the pharmacy and the working environment of the company.

If you would like to work for Haydon Bridge Pharmacy please e-mail or write to Abby Chandler: or 5 Church Street, Haydon Bridge NE47 6JG

Include in your e-mail:

  • The type of role you are interested in.
  • Your work experience
  • Your contact details

There are various different roles in the pharmacy.

1. Healthcare Assistant

 This role involves being the first point of contact for people coming into the pharmacy therefore good communication skills are essential. Members of staff who undertake this role will need to either have undertaken or be  willing to undertake a six month course about monor ailments and how to treat them.  Training will also be given in how to identify a condition that may need referred on to either the pharmacist or Doctor.

2. Dispensing Assistant

This role is an extension to the healthcare assistant role. Members of staff at this level will need to have or be prepared to train to the NVQ II Pharmacy assistant qualifacation. The role also  involves the preparation of medication against a prescription so a keen eye for detail is important. The ability to follow specific procedures and work in a tidy and organised manner are useful skills for the job.

3. Pharmacy Technician

 This is a more specialised dispensing role. Candidates would normally have a NVQ 3 or equivalent qualification is dispensing. Pharmacy Technicians can also be registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

4. Accuracy Checking Technician

Accuracy checking technicians in addition to their pharmacy technician qualifications have completed a specialised course and exam so that they can check the dispensing of a prescription for accuracy. They are allowed to check prescriptions that have been pharmaceutically assessed by the pharmacist. This is a highly skilled role that palys a very important part in the pharmacy.

5. Driver

Haydon Bridge Pharmacy has an extensive delivery service so we need drivers who are organised and motivated to work hard. The driver for alot of our patients is the only face from Haydon Bridge pharmacy they see so a friendly smile and good communication skills are essential characteristics.


6. Pharmacist

- Employed Pharmacist
- Locum Pharmacist

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