Pharmacy Technician Duties and Responsibilities Include
Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision and direction of a licensed pharmacist. In retail pharmacies, pharmacy technicians stock inventory for prescription and over-the-counter medications, maintain patient medication records, count and pour medication into dispensing containers, type prescription labels, prepare insurance claim forms and manage the cash register.
Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals perform many of the same duties as their counterparts in retail pharmacies. Hospital pharmacy technicians also assemble 24-hour supplies of medication for patients, repackage medication, prepare commercially unavailable medication, prepare sterile intravenous medication, maintain nursing station medication, collect quality improvement data and deliver medication to nursing units.