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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1
296H
Category: Health Care

Definition

Performs a variety of technical pharmaceutical tasks in a central or satellite pharmacy.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, independently performs a variety of technical pharmaceutical functions such as compounding medications, preparing prescriptions, preparing intravenous admixtures, and performing order entry of prescriptions into the pharmacy computer.

Typical Work

Compounds and prepares medications from physician orders for oral, intravenous, rectal, and topical administration; 

Prepares prescriptions from physician orders; 

Assists in training pharmacy assistants, interns, and students;  

Performs documentation functions in designated areas of the pharmacy;  

Assists in the preparation and documentation of the process improvement program;  

Performs charging and/or billing functions;  

Monitors and performs batch preparation of pharmaceuticals;  

Performs order entry of medication orders into the pharmacy computer;  

Performs the duties of Pharmacy Assistants;   

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.

Desirable Qualifications

Six months of pharmacy experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 5-17-74
Revise Class: 12-07-78
Revise Class/Title: 6-3-88
Revise Class/Title: 1-10-2003
General revision. Revises title (formerly Pharmacy Technician I), class code (formerly 6038), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.

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