Shelby – Hoover Campus
July 16 – Sept 24, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays
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Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders.
Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of a drug and producing a prescription label.
Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of the drugs for intravenous use. Other duties include:
– Checking inventories and ordering supplies
– Receiving and checking in supplies
– Assisting customers
– Keeping pharmacy work areas clean
– Completing insurance forms