Oct 18, 2013
The Pharmacy technician, also sometimes known as a pharmaceutical technician, is a health care worker who performs pharmacy related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist or other health professional.
Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations, usually in community/retail and hospital pharmacies but also sometimes in long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies, or in government or teaching. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use.
Pharmacy Technicians talk to a patient about their medications. They may also perform administrative duties in pharmaceutical practice, such as reviewing prescription requests with doctor's offices and insurance companies to ensure correct medications are provided and payment is received. In recent times, they also speak directly with the patients on the phone to aid in the awareness of taking medications on time.
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
2200 C Street, NW Suite 101
Washington, DC 20037
Phone (800) 363-8012
NPTA, the National Pharmacy Technician Association, is
largest professional organization established specifically for
pharmacy technicians. The
association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy
technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.
In a society of countless associations, we believe it takes much
more than a mission statement to meet the professional needs and
provide the needed leadership for the pharmacy technician
profession - it takes action and results.
The organization is composed of pharmacy technicians practicing in a variety of practice settings, such as: retail, independent, hospital, mail-order, home care, long term care, nuclear, military, correctional facility, formal education, training, management, sales and many more. NPTA is a reflection of this diverse profession and provides unparalleled support and resources to our members.
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