Technician Pharmacy Job Description

Technician Pharmacy Job Description

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Technician pharmacy provides inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services including compounding and dispensing pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical supplies, intravenous admixtures and narcotics.

Technician Pharmacy Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Participate in client member and employee training to ensure practical understanding of pharmacy services programs and operations
Assist in the day to day business functions of the pharmacy department the Medication Therapy Management program
Provide support to various clinical programs within the pharmacy department
Accurately and efficiently prepare prescription orders
Verify prescription information and dosage
Enter patient and order information into the pharmacy system
Process and submit insurance claims
Provide quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers
Gather census information
Refill prescriptions utilizing report information

Technician Pharmacy Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Technician Pharmacy

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PTCB, BLS, IV

Education for Technician Pharmacy

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the technician pharmacy job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Pharmacy, General Education, Education, Technical, Pharmacy Technician, Associates, Science, Government, Business, Pharmacy Technology

Skills for Technician Pharmacy

Desired skills for technician pharmacy include:

Medical/ Nursing terminology
Unit dose dispensing and IV additive mixtures
Crash cart layout and attends in-service updates when offered
Pharmaceutical compounding
Medical terminology
Pharmaceutical calculations
Basic drug terminology
Basic pharmacology
Pharmacy laws

Desired experience for technician pharmacy includes:

Utilize automated packager to unit-dose
Stock and refill prescriptions
Assist pharmacists with assigned tasks
Educate members on alternative medications and opportunities for cost savings
Intake of new prescriptions/patient information
Preparing / packaging medications for the Pharmacist's verification

Technician Pharmacy Examples

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Technician Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a technician pharmacy. 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 technician pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technicianwill report directly to the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
  • Pharmacy Technicianwill be responsible for the tasks of preparing and dispensing medications
  • Pharmacy Technicianmust be proficient with data entry and computer systems
  • This position takes in-coming calls from members, providers, etc providing professional phone assistance to all callers through the criteria based prior authorization process
  • Maintains complete, timely and accurate documentation of all approvals and denials, and transfers all clinical questions and judgment calls to the pharmacist
  • Determines appropriateness for medications
  • Communicates selected prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage and formulary alternatives to physicians, physician's office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists
  • Escalates requests to Pharmacist when request requires extensive clinical review or denial
  • Researches, resolves and documents physician or client inquiries and grievances and provides verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider and/or management
  • High degree of professionalism, must be able to successfully interact with pharmacy teams and members of field leadership
Qualifications for technician pharmacy
  • 1+ year of experience working in a Retail Pharmacy
  • Alabama technician license is required by the first day of employment
  • Benefit Eligible Position – Competitive!
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician License in State
  • Verifiable High School diploma or GED is required
  • Licensed Pharmacy Tech must be willing to take National Certification exam ((within 6 months of hire)
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Technician Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a technician pharmacy. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technician pharmacy
  • Properly packages and labels products for subsequent storage and shipping to offices and clinics
  • Maintains appropriate filling systems for prescriptions, study information and dispensation information
  • Maintains clean and well-stocked investigation product center according to policies and procedures
  • Assists in ensuring daily, weekly and monthly QA activities
  • Under the direction of Investigational Products Center Management Team, undertakes special projects as warranted
  • Coordinate STAT deliveries Ship UPS orders
  • Prepare backup pharmacy orders Comply with a process that addresses all state and federal guidelines regarding medication labeling
  • To learn about over-the-counter medicines, common ailments and Pharmacy services
  • You will have completed your annual Continuing Professional Development requirements
  • Assist the Pharmacist in all routine duties including order entry, labeling, quality control, reporting, and downloads
Qualifications for technician pharmacy
  • Ability to handle high volume of information
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with the New Jersey Board
  • A positive, proactive attitude, energetic, and highly motivated
  • Licensed and Registered Pharmacy Technician Certified in State of Florida, CPHT
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)Proficiency in QS1 and/or NRX Pharmacy Software and also Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel and Access
  • At least 2+ years in retail, hospital or facility pharmacy setting
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Technician Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a technician pharmacy. 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 technician pharmacy
  • Perform the physical/functional requirements of the position
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with pharmacists, nurses, pharmacy technicians, dietitians, billing, and external customers to facilitate accurate, safe care for the patient
  • Use automated compounding devices
  • Track expiration dates of medications and solutions
  • Sterile and accurate admixture of IV products under a laminar flow hood or vertical flow biological safety cabinet which includes reconstitution of drugs, calculation of drug volumes required to deliver correct dosages, measurements of dosages, transfer of drugs to appropriate volumes and types of solutions for administration, and labeling products according to policy
  • Clean and maintain laminar flow hood and biological safety cabinet in accordance with applicable standards and laws including The Joint Commission and USP 797
  • Assist the pharmacist in all aspects of the departmental operation
  • Filling and maintain of the unit-dose, patient medication cassettes, IV admixture, floorstock, and drug inventory systems
  • Perform relevant tasks including repackaging, compounding, record keeping, billing, clerical functions, and other tasks as assigned
  • Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities, departmental education and training
Qualifications for technician pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician National Certification Licensure is required
  • High School Diploma is required, Bachelor's Degree is highly preferred
  • Thorough understanding and adherence to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPP)
  • Graduated from an accredited technician school or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-2 year related retail experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • IV experience
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Technician Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technician pharmacy. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technician pharmacy
  • Ability to perform tasks accurately and efficiently when inputting information
  • Ability to maintain composure on phone when handling customer calls
  • Licensed/registered pharmacy technician or as required by state law
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English Preferred
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Ability to travel locall
Qualifications for technician pharmacy
  • 2+ years' experience as a Pharmacy Tech in a hospital, home care, or military setting
  • Pharmacy Technician certificate
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand
  • English 0-6 months working experience
  • Completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician training program or minimum two (2) years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good motor vehicle record
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Technician Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a technician pharmacy. 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 technician pharmacy
  • Retail or Specialty Pharmacy experience preferred
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and must be able to stand for long periods
  • Performs initial receipt and review of non-formulary or prior authorization requests against plan approved criteria
  • Is qualified to assist the pharmacists in the preparation of controlled substances for distribution to stock or Pyxis™ Medstations, after training
  • Must be capable of understanding directions and willing to carry out procedures and instructions as part of on the job training
  • Minimum of six (6) months hospital pharmacy experience preferred
Qualifications for technician pharmacy
  • A minimum of 1 year experience working in a hospital is required
  • Associate's degree in Healthcare, Nursing, or a related area or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3+ years of pharmacy experience, preferably in managed care setting or PBM
  • Software/Database experience-MedHOK, RxClaim, and CAS or other database/software experience is preferred
  • Pharmacy experience in a hospital setting
  • Registered (or qualified for registration) as a pharmacy technician with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy

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