Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

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Retail Pharmacy Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective retail pharmacy technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included retail pharmacy technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Accurately and productively assist the pharmacist in the prescription filling process and with compliance of local, state, federal, and company regulations as necessary
Support on-site pharmacy audit reviews
Assists pharmacist and other Technicians to maintain an efficient medication distribution system in order to provide safe and efficient patient care
Bed-side delivery of medications to discharging patients
Maintains competency by completing assigned, mandatory in-services and all mailbox in-services
Performs required audits, unit inspections and QA procedures
Perform all typical duties of a retail pharmacy staff technician as defined by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and local pharmacy drug outlet procedures
Fill physician orders for patient medications under a Registered Pharmacist's supervision
Communicate with and service the needs of the Retail Pharmacy clientele
Enter charges and credits into computer

Retail Pharmacy Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Retail Pharmacy Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PTCB, CPHT, G.E.D, ICPT, BLS, IV, II

Education for Retail Pharmacy Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the retail pharmacy technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Pharmacy, Technical, Associates, Computer, Healthcare, Education, General Education, Graduate, Supervision, Pharmacy Technician

Skills for Retail Pharmacy Technician

Desired skills for retail pharmacy technician include:

Data entry and insurance adjudications
Billing methods and ability to discern billing for Medicare for vaccinations
Computer system
Applicable Federal
Code of Ethics
Ethical and professional behaviors
Local laws and regulations
Policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest
State
State and local laws and regulations

Desired experience for retail pharmacy technician includes:

2+ years of Pharmacy Technician experience (outstanding interpersonal, communication, organizational, customer service, telephone, and computer skills, working knowledge of pharmacy computer systems
Two (2) years of experience in pharmacy or equivalent technician is required
Re-orders medication and stocks them when received
Must be a Registered Pharmacy Technician in Florida
Current Oregon Board of Pharmacy Technician registration
Restocking and checking of Pyxis machines and nursing units including onsite and offsite units

Retail Pharmacy Technician Examples

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Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a retail pharmacy technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for retail pharmacy technician
  • Assist health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and/or by phone
  • Organizes medications for pharmacist to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions
  • Organizes medications for pharmacist to dispense by profiling prescriptions
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure delivery of quality customer service
  • Provides training and support to new associates and conveys a positive pharmacy image
  • Provides support to on and off site pharmacies including, but not limited to, staffing billing and processing
  • Promotes and supports discharge capture programs other service lines as applicable
  • To assist health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and/or by phone
  • To maintain pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level
  • To organize medications for pharmacist to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions
Qualifications for retail pharmacy technician
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical and related medical technology
  • Three years of experience in a retail pharmacy
  • IV skills or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of medical safety standards and procedures
  • Registration with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician Board Certification (CPhT) or willing to get certified
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Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of retail pharmacy technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for retail pharmacy technician
  • Accurately and efficiently loads and unloads medications to automated dispensing machines
  • Fills medications and IV orders from computer generated labels, fills and updates patient cassette drawers, exchanges cassette drawers
  • Prepares parenteral, admixture, anti-neoplastic and Home IV Therapy orders, extemporaneously compounds under pharmacist supervision using proper aseptic technique, maintains appropriate log books and completes work within shift
  • Keeps work area clean and neat and free of excess items, maintains adequate par levels of medications within shift and removes all outdated drugs
  • Reviews, fills, delivers nursing floor stock and controlled substances
  • Utilizes effective interpersonal communication skills while maintaining confidentiality of hospital information and addressing co-workers, nurses and others in a pleasant and cooperative manner
  • Contacts third party payers to verify coverage
  • Follow-ups up on unclaimed prescription orders
  • Performs inventory control of drugs and pharmacy supplies for the pharmacy department
  • Perform technical duties related to pharmaceutical care under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist
Qualifications for retail pharmacy technician
  • Excellent customer service is a required
  • Must complete and pass Ohio FBI Webcheck Process
  • One year of pharmacy technician or related experience preferred
  • Compounding experienced is a plus
  • Spanish bilingual ability is preferred
  • High school graduate or equivalence degree
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Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a retail pharmacy technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for retail pharmacy technician
  • Prioritize work duties to ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction at all times
  • Utilize technical skills in performance of daily operations which may include accurate updating of patient profiles in software and computer entry of new and refill prescriptions, assist the pharmacist with filling prescription orders, accurate use of cash register, answering telephone calls, assisting the pharmacist with filling and maintenance of automation
  • Collaborate with team members to utilize resources efficiently to ensure customer service is the top priority
  • Logs and dates all drugs that are being used
  • Bill prescriptions and call insurance providers for prior authorization approval
  • Package prescriptions for shipping
  • Assist with enrollment of patient assistance programs
  • Assist in the management of medications bound for offsite locations
  • Assist in the ordering and maintenance of an economic and adequate inventory to service the needs of the client and the requirements of their patients
  • Participate in cycle counting process and the resolution of any discrepancies
Qualifications for retail pharmacy technician
  • Experience with McKesson Enterprise application preferred
  • Previous pharmacy experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of generic and trade names of formulary drugs
  • Ability to type and perform basic math calculations
  • Successful completion (minimum grade = B) of a high school or college level course in algebra
  • Maintains current national pharmacy technician certification
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Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a retail pharmacy technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for retail pharmacy technician
  • Assist in the maintenance of all medication storage areas
  • Assist in the receiving and placement of incoming stock to medication storage areas
  • Replenish dispensing areas with medication stock and supplies
  • Replenish automation equipment with medication stock and supplies
  • Greets customers, guests and Health System personnel
  • Reads and interprets prescriber medication orders or prescriptions, assists with filling, processing and dispensing of medications including re-packaging and labeling medications, with final check performed by a pharmacist
  • Solicits necessary information from patients regarding the nature and extent of insurance coverage
  • Assists in maintaining all necessary paperwork and related legal requirements such as prescription files and controlled substances
  • Orders drug inventory and supplies, including but not limited to placing the order with the vendor(s), receiving orders, verifying contents, pricing goods, stocking, handling returns, and completing necessary paperwork for record keeping and regulatory requirements
  • Delivers medications to discharge patients in the hospital if desired prior to discharge as part of the RX to Go program
Qualifications for retail pharmacy technician
  • Spanish bilingual abilities are preferred
  • CPhT Certification
  • Previous retail pharmacy technician experience is strongly preferred
  • Schedule is part-time up to 10 hours per week
  • Must have the ability to perform retail/outpatient technician duties
  • Three (3) or more years of retail pharmacy experience
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Retail Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a retail pharmacy technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for retail pharmacy technician
  • Demonstrates competency with all pharmacy automation and medication use information systems, including bar code scanning, to safely and efficiently prepare medications for patients
  • Prepares and compounds medications including extemporaneous products and dermatological preparations
  • Adheres to all safety measures for handling chemotherapy/hazardous materials
  • Completes reconciliation of third party billing records, rebills or follow-up of rejected claims, communicating problems and/or discrepancies to the pharmacist(s)
  • Responsible to close-out the register on a daily basis which involves preparing the bank deposit and completing sales information on the transaction log
  • Maintains the drug inventory process by rotating and restocking drug shelves needed to filling prescriptions or purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs or other supplies
  • Supports the drug inventory process including rotation and restocking of drug dispensing areas including OTC areas with drugs and supplies needed to process prescriptions
  • Communicates effectively with customers, physicians, Health System personnel, and external vendors by answering phones/voice mail, and responds promptly to their requests by procuring urgently needed medications or by routing requests to applicable personnel
  • Interacts with patients and staff on hospital units to support the discharge 14 prescription program
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St
Qualifications for retail pharmacy technician
  • Previous retail pharmacy experience in specialty diseases
  • Candidate must be able to communicate well with patients and other members of the care team
  • High School graduate or the equivalent is required
  • Two years of related work experience is required
  • Must be able to travel (move about) both within and outside the hospital in carrying out own position responsibilities using own personal transportation
  • Retail Pharmacy experience, at least 2-3 years (Preferred)

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