Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy · Los Angeles, California
Department Pharmacy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Position Summary: Primary responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician are to assist the pharmacist with the day-to day activities in the pharmacy. Under direct supervision of licensed pharmacist, performs duties related to patient medication profiles, drug preparation, labeling, and drug distribution.  Orders and maintains pharmaceutical supplies


Responsibilities:

  • Help patients who are dropping off or picking up prescription orders
  • Reviews all incoming orders, enters data into computerized patient profiles, generates labels.
  • Assist the pharmacist, under supervision, in the practice of pharmacy, in accordance with local, state, federal regulations.
  • Assist the pharmacist with filling and labeling prescriptions
  • Prepare the pharmacy inventory
  • Screen telephone calls for the pharmacist
  • Communicate with clinic providers to obtain refill authorization
  • Compound oral solutions, ointments, and creams.
  • Prepackage bulk medications.
  • Assist in training new employees.
  • Assist other pharmacy technicians
  • Assist pharmacist in scheduling and maintaining workflow
  • Assist in promoting special health programs that enhance and encourage good health, such as blood pressure monitoring and diabetes programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Education and/or Other Requirements:

  • Completion of accredited pharmacy technician training program or equivalent experience as per Board of Pharmacy technician regulations, sec. 1793.4
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Valid Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Registration, State of California


Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of pharmacy law, rules, regulations.
  • Knowledge of pharmacology and medical terminology, manufacturing procedures.
  • Valid Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Registration, State of California
  • Working knowledge of brand and generic drug names,.
  • Working knowledge of packaging and labeling procedures.
  • One year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Ability to assemble and organize numerical data
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and the ability to apply such concepts to situations.
  • Ability to gather and input data
  • Ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use a computer.  Good knowledge of PC operations and software (Word processing and spreadsheet) are required

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Department
    Pharmacy
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level