Pharmacy Technician Jobs
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Pharmacy Technician Job Overview
Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians fill prescriptions in a hospital or other healthcare setting, or in a retail pharmacy. Pharmacy technician jobs also involve customer service tasks, such as taking payments, answering phones and processing insurance claims. In healthcare settings, pharmacy technician work may include giving patients medications.
Pharmacy Technician Education and Certification
Most pharmacy technician jobs require a high school diploma and in some cases, completion of a one-year certification program from a community college or vocational school. In some states, you need to be certified before you can work as a pharm tech.
Getting certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the National Healthcareer Association will improve your chances of landing pharmacy technician employment.
Pharmacy Technician Job Market
The number of pharmacy technician job opportunities will increase 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is much faster than most jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will be fueled by increased demand for prescription drugs coming from aging Baby Boomers and an increase in the number of prescription drugs available to consumers.
Pharmacy Technician Salaries
The median pharmacy technician salary in 2011 was $28,940, the BLS reports. The top 10 percent earned a median of $41,880.
A-Line Staffing is looking for Pharmacy Tech's over in Pittsburgh, PA. These Pharmacy Tech's will work Monday Evening Through Saturday Morning with a 10:30pm - 7:00am shift with Overtime available in which you would be paid time and a half. These Pharmacy Tech's will be compensated at anywhere from $12.00 - 14.00 Per Hour. These Pharmacy Tech's have a great chance to get in with a big time company...
Interested in joining our team? We currently have an opening for a Pharmacy Technician for our Fairfax, VA location. Home Infusion or hospital experience preferred. Enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals should apply. Candidates who are Certified/Licensed Pharmacy Technicians strongly urged to apply. Ideal candidate must be available for Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift with flexibility f...
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, KY has an immediate need for a Certified Pharmacy Technician. This position will work 40hrs/wk and must be able to work hours between 8a.m. and 7 p.m. Will be responsible for Omnicell filling, floor stock inspection and replenishment, intravenous product compounding, etc. Clerical duties may also be assigned to assist Pharmacy Manager such as ord...
A-Line Staffing is looking for Pharmacy Technicians in Scottsdale, Arizona. These Pharmacy Tech's will be working Monday - Friday either 8-5 or 9-6. These Pharmacy Tech's will be Compensated anywhere from $13.00 - 14.00 per hour depending on experience. These Pharmacy Tech's will have a great chance to get in with a Big Time Pharmaceutical company. If you are interested in learning more about thes...
A-Line Staffing is looking to fill over 10 Pharmacy Tech Positions in Mount Prospect, Illinois. These Pharmacy Tech positions are going to be Monday - Friday any 8 hour shift between 8am - 8pm. These Pharmacy Tech positions will be compensated at anywhere from $13.00 - 15.96 Per Hour depending on which position they will perform. If you are very interested in this position and have read all the de...
PHARMACY TECHNICIANS CASHIERS RITE AID, one of the nation's leading retail drugstore chains, is looking for responsible individuals to fill the full and part time positions of PHARMACY TECHNICIAN & CASHIER in the local area. Applicant must be able to work days, nights and weekends. Experience preferred but will train appropriate candidate. Please MAIL or EMAIL your resume to: RITE AID 59 North Pla...
LICENSED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Needed for emergency fill-in, vacation coverage, maternity leave, etc. On call status Great hours, 9-5 weekdays only, no evenings, weekends or holidays. Apply in person with resume: Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy 2500 Cherry Avenue, Suite #101 Bremerton WA 98310 (360) 479-4900 Posting provided by:...
University Compounding Pharmacy is Michigan based compounding pharmacy specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy. UCP is looking for a full time, customer service representative/call center representative. Duties: -Input prescriptions and verify appropriate information -Make outbound calls to patients, pharmacists, doctors and insurance companies -Receiving inbound calls -Successfully resolve...
Compounding Lab technician needed at a compounding pharmacy Job Responsibilities: Non-sterile compounding: 1. Weighing powders with electronic scales, and scanning bar-codes to verify chemicals. Requires fine motor skills and dexterity. 2. Using computer software to guide you through the compounding process 3. Work in a FAST-PACED environrment!!! 4. Use of mathematics for creating new formulas in...
IVG Hospitals, Inc., based in Woburn, MA is seeking a part-time, experienced Compounding Pharmacy Technician(CPT). IVG Hospitals, Inc. is a network of veterinary hospitals providing 24-hour emergency and specialty care. Our mission at IVG is to advance the standards of veterinary care by providing high quality medicine, exceptional client service and educataion. Our focus in delivering exceptional...
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Pharmacy Technician MIT Medical seeks a pharmacy technician to assist the pharmacist in filling prescriptions and interdepartmental orders and communicating with professional staff within the department. Will serve as a liaison between the pharmacy and its customers by distributing medication at the point of sale; acting as a cashier; and making the offe...
Compounding Pharmacy Technician Job Summary · Responsible for working collaboratively with other pharmacy technicians to make all compounds requested and under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist. · Responsible for aiding the Pharmacist in filling other pharmacy prescriptions as well as adjudicating prescriptions. Job Responsibilities • Use specialized compounding equipment to weigh, and reco...
Position Title: Pharmacy Technician Must be available afternoons, evenings and weekends Reports To: Pharmacy Manager Department: Retail Pharmacy Position Summary: Under general supervision of a licensed pharmacist, and in accordance with standard departmental procedures, prepare medications for patient consumption. Superior customer service skills and phone etiquette required. Responsibilities/Dut...
Job Description A-Line Staffing is looking to fill 5 Pharmacy Technician positions located in Philadelphia, PA. These positions are paying very well and are looking to start ASAP. I have listed below the job summary for you to review. If you are interested please send your resume to ***** or call me at 877-782-3334! I look forward to working with you! Job Summary: This position...
Job Description A-Line Staffing is looking to fill 5 Pharmacy Technician positions located in Memphis, TN. These positions are paying very well and are looking to start ASAP. I have listed below the job summary for you to review. If you are interested please send your resume to ***** or call me at 877-782-3334! I look forward to working with you! Job Summary: This position is re...
The CSI Companies is actively recruiting for a Registered Pharmacy Technician located in Orlando, FL. The Registered Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for providing technical services that require professional judgment regarding the preparation and distribution of drug products. This position will also be responsible for entering new prescriptions for patients as well as processing prescript...
Long Term Care Pharmacy based in East Rochester, NY is seeking experience full-time Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician with LTC experience. Pharmacist: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Doctorate Current New York license At least 2-5 years of LTC experience Pharmacy Technician: High School diploma or equivalent At least 2 year of LTC or retail experience Strong ma...
Certified Pharmacy Technician Wanted, Full-Time position, Experience Preferred. Benefits Package including 401K. Job located in Castroville area. Contact Derek at QRC Healthmart Pharmacy (830) 931-2116...
Position Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, Technicians are responsible for the preparation and distribution of all inpatient medications including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient populations. Minimum Qualifications & Requirements: Must pass RWJ Pharmacy Tech test. Experience as a Pharmacy Tech or successful completion of Pharmacy...
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$18,720.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacy Technician
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Supports pharmacological services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications.
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Attention to Detail
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs.
Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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