Pharmacy Technician

June 8, 2024
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Job Description

This role includes compounding, dispensing, and distributing medications as well as managing pharmacy inventory and providing customer service.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Medication Dispensing:
    • Accurately prepare and dispense prescription medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
    • Label and package medications in compliance with legal and professional standards.
    • Verify patient information and prescriptions for accuracy and completeness.
  2. Customer Service:
    • Provide exceptional customer service, answering questions and addressing concerns from patients and healthcare providers.
    • Assist customers with over-the-counter medications and other healthcare products.
  3. Inventory Management:
    • Maintain and manage pharmacy inventory, including ordering, receiving, and stocking medications and supplies.
    • Conduct regular inventory checks to ensure the availability of essential medications and products.
    • Dispose of expired or damaged medications following proper protocols.
  4. Administrative Duties:
    • Enter and update patient and prescription information in the pharmacy’s database system.
    • Process insurance claims and handle billing tasks related to prescription medications.
    • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all transactions and activities within the pharmacy.
  5. Compliance and Safety:
    • Adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations, as well as pharmacy policies and procedures.
    • Ensure the pharmacy environment is clean, organized, and compliant with safety standards.
    • Assist in the training and supervision of pharmacy interns and other support staff.


  • Education:
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Completion of a pharmacy technician certification program preferred.
  • Licensure/Certification:
    • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential preferred.
    • State licensure as a Pharmacy Technician if required by the state of employment.
  • Experience:
    • Previous experience as a pharmacy technician or in a similar role preferred.
    • Experience with pharmacy software systems and technology is a plus.
  • Skills:
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Effective communication and customer service skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a healthcare team.
    • Proficiency in basic mathematics and pharmaceutical calculations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity to operate pharmacy equipment and handle medications.

Work Environment:

  • The work is typically performed in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting.
  • Exposure to potentially hazardous substances and environments.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.