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  • Writer's pictureCandice C.

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians play a critical role in the healthcare field. A pharmacy technician will work closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings to help provide patients with safe and effective medication therapies. Be mindful that the role of a pharmacy technician will vary from setting to setting.

Roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician:

  • Prepare and distribute patient medications

  • Perform calculations

  • Prepare sterile medications

  • Process third party billing claims

  • Assist customers with the purchase of their medications

  • Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, medication inventory, and orders

  • Restock automated medication dispensing systems

The role of a Pharmacy Technician is constantly evolving. State laws will decide what a pharmacy technician can and can not do. For example, in some states pharmacy technicians can call physicians for prescription refill authorizations.

In previous blogs, I have discussed what it is like to work in different settings. Please, take some time to view those as well if you have not already!

Feel free to message me or comment below if you have any questions!

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