Pharmacy Technician Job Description

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician duties and responsibilities

  • Receiving prescriptions and checking their validity
  • Processing prescriptions electronically and ensuring all information is complete and accurate
  • Selecting the appropriate medicine and measuring dosages to fill prescriptions

Pharmacy Technician Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a dependable Pharmacy Technician that will process and fill prescriptions. You will also undertake other tasks under the direction of a pharmacist to provide excellent customer service and ensure the pharmacy runs smoothly.

As a pharmacy technician you must be detail-oriented and reliable since the job has high responsibility. You must possess excellent communication skills as well as aptitude in using computers.


  • Sterilize surfaces and equipment and prepare the pharmacy for opening
  • Greet customers and answer questions
  • Receive prescriptions and check their validity
  • Process prescriptions electronically and ensure all information is complete and accurate
  • Resolve issues when they arise (e.g. rejected insurance claims)
  • Select the appropriate medicine and measure dosages to fill prescriptions
  • Sort, stock, label medication and monitor inventory
  • Undertake administrative tasks (e.g.record-keeping) as assigned
  • Comply with all security measures and quality standards


  • Proven experience as pharmacy technician
  • Experience with an online prescription system is a plus
  • Knowledge of medication and dosage measurement
  • Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Reliable with a keen eye for detail
  • Successful completion of a pharmacy technician program
  • Certified Pharmacy technician is an asset
Last Updated 09 Jan, 2023

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