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Pharmacy Aides
District Of Columbia

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Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

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Currently Employed: 130

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.47 - $22.18

Typical Annual Salary: $32,200 - $46,100

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Operate capsule or tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.
  • Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, and interactions of drugs and out of stock items.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
  • Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Filling or sealing auger dose machines
  • HEPA filtered enclosures
  • Laboratory blenders or emulsifiers
  • Laminar flow cabinets or stations
  • Tablet counters

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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