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Pharmacy Technician

Job Description

TITLE: Pharmacy Technician

JOB CODE: 1415



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

PURPOSE: To assist pharmacist with technical and clerical duties not requiring professional judgment. Assist in preparation of medications for dispensing; perform clerical tasks related to purchasing medications, inventory management, and records maintenance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Accept patient prescriptions, interpret prescriptions written in patients' medical charts, verify patient demographic information, verify patient insurance coverage, prepare labels and stock containers for pharmacist checking, and provide prescriptions to patients. Screen phone calls, receive prescription refill requests, return medications to stock when necessary, and sign out pseudoephedrine-containing medications as required by law. Screen pharmacy stock for out-of-date medications, assist in returns. Receive merchandise, check invoices, shelve merchandise, enter into computer inventory, and assist in maintaining purchase order database for purchasing department. Investigate insurance denials or insurance questions, file prescription hard copy records and maintain as required by law and run daily prescription reports. Assist in processing invoices for payment, filing controlled substance invoices, collection and reporting of monthly pharmacy statistics. Maintain general appearance of pharmacy, update pharmacy reference texts with monthly updates and assist with annual drug inventory. Performs related duties as required. Facilitate work flow and demands on pharmacist. Assist in ordering medications from vendors. Prepare labels and maintain appropriate records for prepackaging drugs for final check by pharmacist. Straighten and stock Over-The-Counter medications and bulk storage areas. Stock prescription vials, prescription labels, and papers for printer. Assist with cashier activities as needed, supervise Health Center cashier. Assist in clarifying medication issues with in-house providers. Assist in training of new pharmacy technicians.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: On-site daily supervision and general review and evaluation of effectiveness by Chief Pharmacist. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Daily supervision and evaluation of effectiveness of Health Center Cashier.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school diploma or GED required. Successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam and current registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy required.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: One year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: General computer skills and knowledge of computer programs for medication dispensing required. Knowledge of equipment used in dispensing medications preferred Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy in performing various tasks preferred Usual pharmacy conditions. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.