What does a Pharmacy Technician do?

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Jobs Roles

  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
  • Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items, or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information.
  • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
  • Clean and help maintain equipment or work areas and sterilize glassware, according to prescribed methods.
  • Establish or maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients.
  • Order, label, and count stock of medications, chemicals, or supplies and enter inventory data into computer.
  • Transfer medication from vials to the appropriate number of sterile, disposable syringes, using aseptic techniques.
  • Supply and monitor robotic machines that dispense medicine into containers and label the containers.
  • Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records.
  • Mix pharmaceutical preparations, according to written prescriptions.
  • Operate cash registers to accept payment from customers.
  • Compute charges for medication or equipment dispensed to hospital patients and enter data in computer.
  • Deliver medications or pharmaceutical supplies to patients, nursing stations, or surgery.
  • Price stock and mark items for sale.
  • Maintain and merchandise home healthcare products or services.
  • Prepack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels.
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages.
  • Restock intravenous (IV) supplies and add measured drugs or nutrients to IV solutions under sterile conditions to prepare IV packs for various uses, such as chemotherapy medication.
Support Technician at Business Directive IT Infrastructure in Somerset West 1 day ago
IT Technician at Headhunters in Port Elizabeth 1 day ago
Refurbishment Technician at Matchworks in Cresta 1 day ago
Chemistry and Water Treatment Technician at MPC Recruitment in Port Elizabeth 1 day ago
Electronics Technician at Hire Resolve in South Africa 2 days ago
Pharmacy Manager at Hire Resolve in Cape Town Region 2 days ago
Professional Technician (roads) at Hire Resolve in South Africa 2 days ago
Hospital Pharmacy Manager at Hire Resolve in South Africa 2 days ago
Instrumentation Technician at Hire Resolve in South Africa 2 days ago
Blow Moulding Technician at Hire Resolve in South Africa 2 days ago