Hospital pharmacy technician:
Hospital pharmacy technicians are individuals who fill patient’s prescription. A pharmacy is not operational without a pharmacist; these technicians are not only working and providing services in pharmacies but are also found in various nursing homes, hospitals and clinics.
They are qualified and skilled people, and are aware of thousands of medicines. They are also accountable to receive phone calls, faxes, giving medications, filling prescriptions and maintaining patient’s records and documents.
Education requirements for hospital pharmacy technicians are from 6 months to 2 years and for higher education technicians have to pass through 4 years of professional academic studies. After completion, students are awarded with a pharmacy degree. The degree includes various subjects that are very necessary for hospital pharmacy technicians.
Hospital pharmacy technician salary 2011:
- Hospital pharmacy technician salary ranges from minimum $10.25 to maximum $19.40 and they have to provide service of 40 hours a week.
- Annual Hospital pharmacy technician salary ranges from minimum $21,552 to maximum $42,261.
- Bonuses range from minimum $25.64 to maximum $1,232 and overtime ranges from minimum $13.94 to maximum $30.50.
Time required to obtain maximum salary:
Hospital Pharmacy technicians with 2 or 4 years degrees are paid with higher salaries and they obtain allowances for house, medical, travelling and kids education. One can also reach higher level of salaries after acquiring a higher degree and after having few years of experience.
Hospital pharmacy technicians are responsible for a number of jobs. They work in a hospital, clinic, or pharmacy. Their duties include: collection of all patient information, filling/selling of prescription drugs, maintaining pharmacy database, purchase and supply of all medications needed in hospital, preparing anesthesia trays with proper medicines, tracking and dispensing medicines and related substances.
Other duties include: billing medications, restocking operation rooms and maintaining cash registers.