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Pharmacy Tech Job Duties

As the day to day duties of a pharmacy technician differ in work place location, these are some of the more commonly required duties that a pharmacy tech is expected to do.

  • Preparing prescribed and labeled medical prescriptions
  • Entering prescription requests into a computer network
  • Assistance in patient drop off or pick up of prescriptions
  • Help answer questions regard the prescriptions
  • Help determine what over the counter drugs can best suite a need
  • Help with over the phone questions and prescriptions
  • Ordering of medications and maintaining the inventory
  • Help in working with insurance companies obtain payments and refilling authority

As these are important to hospital, clinic patients it also helpful to those that visit a pharmacy.

These duties are helpful to the licensed pharmacy that is on staff as sometimes the pharmacists cannot see to each patient or pharmacy customer needs.