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Pharmacy Technician - Full Time -

Mitchell, South Dakota
Job Type
19 May 2023
If you are not currently certified as a technician, training on the job will be provided in addition to access to training materials to help prepare for the technician certification exam.

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: Chief Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist

Status: Non-Exempt


The Pharmacy Technician will act as a patient advocate by ensuring that patients follow their drug therapy plans as prescribed. This is done by assisting the Chief Pharmacist/Pharmacist in duties of preparing and distributing prescription medications that are within the scope of Lewis Drug policy and state and national regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide prompt, friendly customer service to all patients in the pharmacy and customers throughout the store
• Learn Lewis Drug policies and procedures and perform them daily
• Establish and maintain good relationships with physicians and other healthcare providers
• Answer patient questions and troubleshoot and/or resolve them promptly
• Answer phone calls promptly and in a polite manner
• Assist in all customer service situations and finish customer transactions using the register
• Obtain and maintain pertinent information from patients so as to fill prescriptions accurately and efficiently
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients' private medical information according to the HIPAA Act
• Process new and refill prescriptions within scope of practice
• Prepare paperwork and compile medications for delivery and mail out orders when needed
• Manage and serve drive-thru patients in an efficient manner (if applicable)
• Report any medication error to proper personnel
• Ability to log into a variety of software systems to perform daily technician functions
• Perform daily maintenance of automated devices within the pharmacy
• Stock supplies, clean work area, clean patient area, and prepare pharmacy for next day's operations
• Promote Lewis initiatives and represent Lewis in a positive manner to our patients and communities
• Perform additional duties as assigned by the Chief Pharmacist/Pharmacist

Additional Requirements

• Ability to learn knowledge of basic drug terminology
• Ability to learn differences between brand and generic drugs
• Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, some algebra)
• Ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail
• Work effectively as part of a team to support the entire pharmacy, as well as individually
• Possess good organizational and time-management skills
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Learn new software systems and type (data entry) accurately and efficiently
• Dependable in attendance and job performance
• Possess the initiative to plan for and complete daily activities in coordination with other pharmacy team members

Education, Experience, and Licensure

• Successful completion of an approved/accredited pharmacy technician program desired but not required
• Register as a pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy

• SD-Must have a high school diploma or GED and must register within 30 days of employment
• MN-Must be 18, have a high school diploma or GED, and must be registered prior to first day worked
• IA-Must be able to meet nationally recognized certification requirements, and must be registered prior to first day worked

• Become a nationally certified pharmacy technician

• SD-within 2 years of registration with the Board of Pharmacy
• MN-within 1 year of registration with the Board of Pharmacy
• IA-within 1 year of registration with the Board of Pharmacy

• Complete yearly CEU requirements to maintain active license

Physical Requirements

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time and move quickly from one workstation to another
• Work with full range of hands, wrists, and arms (i.e. Ability to pick up and pinch small items with fingers, and seize, hold, grasp or turn objects with hands)
• Constantly positions self or moves about the pharmacy to access product and supplies from varying height levels
• Ability to lift/move items up to 50 lbs occasionally, up to 20 lbs frequently, and up to 10 lbs constantly
• Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction
• Must have depth perception, color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), and field of vision
• Must have ability to communicate verbally with staff and patients
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced setting (filling scripts, answering phones, waiting on patients, etc.)
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  • Job Reference: 1010172793-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Lewis Drug
  • Location: Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent