State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Assists the pharmacist in technical pharmacy activities including the preparation and packaging of medications. Performs all duties under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.
Under direct supervision, performs technical pharmaceutical functions.
Prepares medications for dispensing including prepackaging, counting, pouring, labeling and delivering medications;
Loads medication containers or unit dose drawers for the medication distribution system;
Packages sterile and non-sterile medication into single and multiple dose containers using appropriate techniques;
Assists in preparing pharmaceutical solutions for external, internal and intravenous use;
Monitors and replenishes drug stock in the pharmacy, floor stock in nursing medication areas and drug stock in emergency drug kits; inventories and orders medications;
Performs basic computer functions for medication preparation such as charge/credit, label generation, admission/discharge/transfer activity updates;
Answers telephone and responds to questions not requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgment;
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: Pharmacy practice operations.
A valid Washington State Pharmacy Technician certification.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 6037 Pharmacy Assistant, 53710 Pharmacy Assistant A; adopted
May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.