Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. They help prepare prescriptions, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Pharmacy technicians perform a wide variety of routine tasks such as locating medications, measuring quantities, packaging containers and preparing labels. All prescriptions prepared by pharmacy technicians must be checked by a pharmacist before they are given to the patient. Technicians take care of many of the day-to-day operations of a pharmacy such as receiving and verifying prescriptions, answering phones, taking refill requests, receiving and storing supplies, verifying stock, and entering data into a computer to maintain inventory or patient records.
Pharmacy technicians may also work with the pharmacy robot dispensing system, fill weekly medication sets for patients, establish and maintain patient profiles, as well as prepare insurance claim forms. Techs always refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information or health matters to a pharmacist.
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