5 Key Pharmacy Technician Responsibilities
There are specific responsibilities individuals in every career must face. A pharmacy technician must be extra diligent while performing their duties since serious health problems can arise if a mistake is made with a customer or patient’s prescription.
The most typical location for a pharmacy technician to work at is a drug or grocery store pharmacy; however, there are opportunities for a pharmacy technician to work in hospitals and other medical facilities where they will prepare a greater variety of medications, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For those reasons, it is vital for a pharmacy technician’s responsibilities to be performed to the best of his or her ability.
And although pharmacy technician roles and responsibilities vary from state-to-state, here is a list of five of the most common:
- Must be extremely accurate and provide first-rate customer service skills to customers or patients.
- Be able to confidently support a pharmacist in a commercial or hospital setting.
- Responsible for knowing the composition and interaction of commonly-prescribed drugs, as well as their effect on a patient’s body.
- Must be able to interpret prescriptions, count medications, and work with customers to meet their medication needs.
- Must demonstrate great organizational skills and be detail oriented.
Out of all these responsibilities, which one do you find is the easiest to do on a daily basis? Please tell us in the comment section or on the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences Facebook page.