Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Pharmacy Assistant / SSOD
Job Code: 002352
Under close supervision, performs a variety of clerical tasks, following well-established guidelines, relating to the preparation of prescriptions.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Performs customer service functions consisting of greeting customer and ascertaining needs; providing information regarding medications to customers, and answering phone and responding to inquiries or referring to appropriate office or individual.
Stocks prescription area with bottles, vials, cassettes, etc.; prepacks frequently used medications and creates documentation; cleans shelves supplies, and equipment; maintains "over the counter" inventory.
Types prescription label; readies prescriptions for pharmacist approval.
Maintains pharmacy representatives listing; assists in the preparation of formulary which lists available medications.
Checks in pharmaceutical orders; assists in inspection of expiration dates of medications; pulls expired medications; posts reorder needs.
Participates in pharmacy inventories.
Performs eligibility checks; arranges for alternate labeling of prescriptions to identify patients; checks for payment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Familiarity with medication names.
Familiarity with standard office equipment and procedures.
Good customer service skills.
Typing skills (40 wpm).
Ability to understand and follow directions.
Education: Requires basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc., as might normally be acquired through the attainment of a high school diploma or GED.
Experience: 6 months retail experience.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.