Tasks

  • preparing medications and other pharmaceutical compounds under the guidance of a pharmacist or other health professional
  • dispensing medicines and drugs to clients and giving written and oral instructions on their use, as prescribed by medical doctors, veterinarians or other health porfessionals
  • maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • filling and labelling containers with prescribed medications
  • assisting clients by answering questions, locating items or referring them to a pharmacist
  • pricing and filing prescriptions that have been filled, establish and maintain patient records, including lists of medications taken by individual patients
  • ordering, labelling, and counting stock of medications, chemicals, and supplies, and entering inventory data into records-keeping systems
  • cleaning and preparing equipment and containers used to prepare and dispense medicines and pharmaceutical compounds

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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