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Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants

Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants perform a variety of tasks associated with dispensing medicinal products under the guidance of a pharmacist or other health professional.

Job Definition

(a) preparing medications and other pharmaceutical compounds under the guidance of a pharmacist or other health professional
(b) dispensing medicines and drugs to clients and giving written and oral instructions on their use, as prescribed by medical doctors, veterinarians or other health porfessionals
(c) maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs
(c) maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs
(e) filling and labelling containers with prescribed medications
(f) assisting clients by answering questions, locating items or referring them to a pharmacist
(g) pricing and filing prescriptions that have been filled, establish and maintain patient records, including lists of medications taken by individual patients
(h) ordering, labelling, and counting stock of medications, chemicals, and supplies, and entering inventory data into records-keeping systems
(i) cleaning and preparing equipment and containers used to prepare and dispense medicines and pharmaceutical compounds

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