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"Pharmacy Aide"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Pharmacy Aide"

1) Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.

2) Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.

 

3) Prepare solid and liquid dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.

4) Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.

5) Unpack, sort, count and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.

 

6) Prepare prescription labels by typing and/or operating a computer and printer.

7) Receive, store and inventory pharmaceutical supplies, notifying pharmacist when levels are low.

8) Operate cash register to process cash and credit sales.

9) Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.

10) Perform clerical tasks such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, and composing letters.

11) Maintain and clean equipment, work areas and shelves.

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12) Provide customers with information about the uses and effects of drugs.

13) Prepare, maintain and record records of inventories, receipts, purchases and deliveries, using a variety of computer screen formats.

14) Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating co-payments.

 

15) Compound, package and label pharmaceutical products under direction of pharmacist.

16) Operate capsule and tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.

17) Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.

18) Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences and clinics, using various means of transportation.

Job Description for "Pharmacy Aide" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Pharmacy Aide"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  31-9095.00


 

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