The pharmacy technician will support pharmacological services by stocking, compounding, assembling, and dispensing medications. Under the supervision of the Staff Pharmacist , Operations Manager and the Pharmacist in Charge, the pharmacy technician obtains new prescription and refill information from customers such as name, address and health coverage. Technicians shall maintain required registrations and follow company policy and procedures.
- Processes prescriptions
- Fills bottles with prescribed tablets and caplets and types labels for bottles
- Assists pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medication
- Operates and uses appropriate techniques within systems for storage, preparation and dispensing of medicinal agents
- Follows the healthcare centers policies regarding medication preparation, labeling, and controlled substances reconciliation
- Supports in purchasing of pharmaceuticals and supplies
- Helps maintain orderly, clean environment in the Pharmacy, including cleanliness of pharmacy stock and supplies
- Places stock on shelves or racks
- Collects/picks up empty containers or rejected merchandise
- Receives and stores incoming supplies; counts stock and enters date in computer to maintain inventory records
- Cleans equipment and sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods
- Handles phone inquiries
- Supports the pharmacists in more complex batch preparations according to a predetermined formula
- Package and ship orders for delivery.
- Weigh and record the chemicals included in the formulas of compounds and then combine the chemicals into the appropriate dosage form as requested by the prescription.
- Properly use and maintain all equipment in the lab/pharmacy.
- Daily recording of refrigerator and freezer temperatures.
- Calibration on proper documentation of scales, meters, etc.
- Follow all safety and USP guidelines for preparation of compounded medications.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
- Ability to work quickly and accurately under time and volume constraints.
- Familiarity with pharmaceutical products, services and drug interactions preferred
- Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
- Must be licensed by the State you are applying to work in as a Registered Pharmacy Technician
- Current CPhT license preferred.
- IV/ clean room experience a plus
- Compounding and/or lab experience strongly preferred.
- Strong math skills
- Must be capable of working with small delicate pieces of expensive machinery to complete appropriate dosage forms in a timely manner.
- Must be capable of wearing all protective wear (PPE) as required by the FL State Board of Pharmacy and USP 795 and 797.
- Must exhibit punctuality and low absenteeism.
- Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
- Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
- Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
- Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
- Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
- Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
- Bending legs downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Moving about on foot to accomplish task, particularly for long distances.
- Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position.
- Perceiving size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly the fingertips.
- Those activities in which you must convey by spoken word detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
- Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner.
Typical Working conditions:
- Majority of time spent in wearing PPE .
- Exposure to chemicals used in the preparation of compounds (some are classified as hazardous and/or toxic and special safety precautions must be taken when working with these chemicals)
- Noise levels comparable to offices.