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Pharmacy Aides

Pharmacy Aides

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Pharmacy Aides 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.

Pharmacy Aides Related Job Titles

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Pharmacy Aides Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
  • Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
  • Prepare, maintain, and record records of inventories, receipts, purchases, or deliveries, using a variety of computer screen formats.
  • Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Operate capsule or tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.
  • Compound, package, and label pharmaceutical products, under direction of pharmacist.
  • Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
  • Prepare intravenous (IV) solutions or solid dosage medications for dispensing into bottles or unit dosing packaging.
  • Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
  • Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
  • Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, and interactions of drugs and out of stock items.

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