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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: $14.23 - $22.82

Typical Annual Salary: $29,600 - $47,500

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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

  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Compound, package, and label pharmaceutical products, under direction of pharmacist.
  • Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
  • Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
  • Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.

tools & technology

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

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

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