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Pharmacy Technician job description

A Pharmacy Technician is an essential healthcare professional who collaborates with pharmacists to dispense prescription medications to customers or health practitioners. Primarily found in retail pharmacies, some also operate in hospital pharmacy settings, ensuring healthcare needs are met efficiently.

Nikoletta Bika
Nikoletta Bika

Nikoletta holds an MSc in HR management and has written extensively about all things HR and recruiting.

 

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Pharmacy Technician responsibilities include:

  • Receiving prescriptions and checking their validity
  • Processing prescriptions electronically and ensuring all information is complete and accurate
  • Selecting the appropriate medicine and measuring dosages to fill prescriptions

pharmacy technician job description

Job brief

We are looking for a dependable Pharmacy Technician that will process and fill prescriptions. You will also undertake other tasks under the direction of a pharmacist to provide excellent customer service and ensure the pharmacy runs smoothly.

As a pharmacy technician you must be detail-oriented and reliable since the job has high responsibility. You must possess excellent communication skills as well as aptitude in using computers.

Responsibilities

  • Sterilize surfaces and equipment and prepare the pharmacy for opening
  • Greet customers and answer questions
  • Receive prescriptions and check their validity
  • Process prescriptions electronically and ensure all information is complete and accurate
  • Resolve issues when they arise (e.g. rejected insurance claims)
  • Select the appropriate medicine and measure dosages to fill prescriptions
  • Sort, stock, label medication and monitor inventory
  • Undertake administrative tasks (e.g.record-keeping) as assigned
  • Comply with all security measures and quality standards

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as pharmacy technician
  • Experience with an online prescription system is a plus
  • Knowledge of medication and dosage measurement
  • Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Reliable with a keen eye for detail
  • Successful completion of a pharmacy technician program
  • Certified Pharmacy technician is an asset

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