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PHARMACY ASSISTANT

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PHARMACY ASSISTANT
296E
Category: Health Care

Definition

Assists the pharmacist in general pharmacy activities such as stocking shelves and keeping records of supplies ordered and on hand. Performs all duties under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Typical Work

Operates equipment used in the preparation of labels, pharmacy patient medication profiles, and other pharmacy records such as typewriters, word processors, etc.; 

Maintains patient medication profile systems and other pharmacy record systems;  

Assists in ongoing surveillance and screening of outdated drug supplies;  

Monitors drug stocks and assists in procurement procedures;  

Restocks pharmacy shelves on receipt of new supply orders;  

Delivers dispensed prescription supplies to nursing medication areas;
Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  basic principles of pharmacy operations.  

Ability to:  understand oral and written directions from registered pharmacists; operate typewriter and other word processing equipment; organize and plan work effectively.

Legal Requirement(s)

Washington State registration as a pharmacy assistant.

Class Specification History

New class Effective July 1, 1981 (Approved March 12, 1981).
General revision. Revises title (formerly Pharmacy Assistant B), class code (formerly 53720), Knowledge and Abilities, Minimum Qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.

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