The Pharmacy Technician Job Description
A typical pharmacy technician job description is as follows:
- Act as a patient advocate by ensuring that the patient’s prescribed drug therapy is followed as prescribed
- Meet patients’ medical, social, and personal needs related to their pharmacy care plan
- Coordinate patients’ prescribed pharmacy care with their healthcare providers to ensure that drug therapy is successful
The pharmacy technician’s primary responsibilities:
- Answer patient questions and troubleshoot/resolve them promptly.
- Understand the various challenges of specific diseases.
- Assist patients with their drug therapy and pharmacy care issues.
- Process new and refill prescriptions
- Promote patients’ drug compliance.
- Report all drug adverse events.
- Establish and maintain good relationships with physician/healthcare practices.
in streamlining communication with the patient, insurance companies,
pharmacist, nurses, lab and other healthcare-related parties.
- Accept the full responsibility for the patient’s pharmacy care plan.
- Work as part of a team to provide support to other members of the healthcare team.
- Maintain current notes and paperwork related to the patient’s drug therapy and pharmacy care plan
- Coordinate responses and resolutions with appropriate internal and external parties.
- Perform all tasks in a safe manner that is consistent with corporate policies as well as state and federal laws
Other Components of a Pharmacy Technician Job Description
Typical requirements included in a pharmacy tech job description include the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:
- Accurate data entry skills
- Able to read, write, and speak English fluently
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
- Willingness to be a team player and promote a positive team environment
- Excellent attention to detail
- Flexible and proactive to meet varied patient needs
- Self-motivated and able to work independently
- Able to effectively present information to the patient and in small group situations
- Dedicated to excellence and quality
- Able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals
- Strong interpersonal and “people” skills
- Experienced in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure; this
may include using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and
being able to compute rate, ratio, and percent
Physical demands of the job include being able to:
- Stand for long periods.
- Pick and pinch small tablets with fingers, and seize, hold, grasp or turn objects with hands.
- Perceive the size, shape, temperature, or texture of objects by touching with fingertips.
- Lift and push or pull up to 10 pounds.
- See objects at close vision and be able to identify and distinguish colors.
Other skills and abilities include:
- Be at least 18 years of age (or as required by state law).
- Have typing skills of at least 30 wpm.
- Pass a drug test.
- Maintain information confidentiality
- Offer flexibility in work hour scheduling, including evenings and weekends.
pharmacy technician job descriptions may also include the requirement
of successful completion of employer-sponsored training programs. Others
may require a pre-employment physical exam, including a criminal
background investigation (as well as fingerprinting). If the candidate
has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, it may disqualify the applicant
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