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Pre-Reg Pharmacists; Registration & Working With Us

Welcome

We are on the look out for new pharmacists to join our locum team.


We encourage Pre-Reg pharmacists to register with us well in advance so that once you qualify we can offer you work quickly.


You can start a registration as a Pre-Reg pharmacist with us at any time and add your certificates and credentials in the months before you receive your GPhC number.


It’s best to do it in advance so there is minimal time you have to wait before being able to book shifts.


Preparation is the key to a smooth start

A DBS certificate, whilst not essential to get started with us, is valuable as it can dramatically increase the number of companies you can locum for. 


A DBS certificate can take a while to be processed so we encourage you to start the process asap to avoid delays.


You will need an Enhanced DBS certificate that is subsribed to the DBS update service. You can only acquire an Enhanced DBS certificate via an organisation. This is something we can assist you with at Pharmaseekers. You can read more about DBS certificates here on our blog.


Our Values

Our registration process is thorough.


This is because, here at Pharmaseekers we like to do everything by the book. Our customers expect this of us and we’ve signed contracts with them to say that we will. By working through us, the companies we book you for will also understand that you too are a diligent, accredited and well vetted professional.


We are also guided by certain government bodies like the Home Office and DBS to follow their rules about checking our locum’s documentation. We are looking for quality locums. The values that we work to are Reliable, Responsive, Effective, and Efficient. You can be assured that you will receive this from us in our interactions with you.


Our blogs

Read our blogs for great advice about working as a locum through Pharmaseekers.


If you have spoken to us on the phone you may have received the benefit of Shabana’s “being the boss of your own business” pep talk!


We often hear her saying “you are representing yourself” to new locums and it’s sound advice.


You are self-employed and providing a good service to the pharmacy customers that we send you to will result in good feedback and being invited back again in the future.


We regularly post new blogs with helpful advice on locum life. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to get access to our newest blogs as they’re published.


Transport

We have many locums who don’t drive but manage to commute to their bookings via public transport. So don’t worry if you don’t drive or haven’t got around to buying a car yet, we will take this into account when offering you vacancies.


You can indicate on your online diary whether you are travelling via public transport or not. You can also set your mileage radius so we don't offer you vacancies that are too far away.


The way we work

Our advice is to access our your Pharmaseekers account via your phone. You should download our app for easy account access and this will also allow you to receive notifications relating to account activity. For a full breakdown of how to receive and access locum vacancies once you're full registered with us, head over to our Locum Information Hub.


Essential documents for registration:

  1. Locum ID check (Quick Video call to verify identity)

  2. Proof of National Insurance number

  3. Professional Indemnity Insurance – a free insurance period is available for newly qualified pharmacists with the PDA

  4. NMS

  5. Repeat Dispensing

  6. DMS

  7. Pharmacy First

Recommended documents/criteria to maximise pre-reg pharmacists bookings:

  1. Smartcard

  2. DoCs for popular services 

  3. Enhanced DBS certificate

  4. Summary Care Records Access

  5. Flu vaccination certificate and DoC

If you have any questions that we haven’t covered here or on the Pre-Reg page please feel free to give us a call or send an email to enquiries@pharmaseekers.co.uk

Good luck in your final exam, we hope to hear from you soon and welcome you as one of our pre-reg pharmacists.







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