Mail-Order Pharmacy Technician Overview
A pharmacy technician in a mail-order pharmacy performs a variety of tasks to help ensure that medications are dispensed accurately and safely. These tasks may include:
Verifying prescriptions: Pharmacy technicians verify prescriptions from doctors and other healthcare providers to ensure that they are accurate and complete.
Entering prescriptions into the computer: Pharmacy technicians enter prescriptions into the pharmacy's computer system to track the status of each prescription.
Pulling medications: Pharmacy technicians pull medications from the pharmacy's inventory and prepare them for dispensing.
Labelling medications: Pharmacy technicians label medications with the patient's name, medication, dosage, and other relevant information.
Packing medications: Pharmacy technicians pack medications for shipping to patients.
Answering phones: Pharmacy technicians answer phones and answer patients' questions about their medications.
Processing insurance claims: Pharmacy technicians process insurance claims for prescriptions that are filled at the mail-order pharmacy.