Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: 
Pharmacist In Charge at location

Job Summary

Hawthorne Pharmacy & Medical Equipment is looking to hire additional Pharmacy Technicians to join our exceptional teams. 

We are looking for a dependable pharmacy technician to process and fill prescriptions. Under the direction of a pharmacist, you will also undertake other tasks to provide excellent customer service and ensure the pharmacy runs smoothly. As a pharmacy technician, you must be detail-oriented and reliable since the job requires a lot of responsibility. You must possess excellent communication skills and an aptitude for using computers. If you are not certified but are interested in a career in pharmacy, please note Hawthorne offers certification courses to its employees on a case-by-case basis.

Main Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide technical assistance to the pharmacist in all areas that a non-pharmacist can legally perform.
  • Greet patients and provide exemplary customer service
  • Assist pharmacist in providing effective, appropriate, and safe pharmacy service
  • Assist pharmacist in preparing prescriptions
  • Sorting, stocking, and labeling medications and monitoring inventory
  • Handling of legend drugs or devices, including but not limited to, receiving shipments of pharmaceuticals and stocking of shelves and bins
  • Accepting written prescriptions
  • Receive verbal requests from patients for available refills
  • Perform initial interpretation of licensed practitioner orders
  • Enter patient information into the computer, including drug allergies, accurately and efficiently
  • Complying with rules, regulations, and procedures to help maintain a clean and safe pharmacy, such as by sterilizing equipment and surfaces
  • Deliver dispensed meds to a licensed healthcare provider
  • Ring up prescriptions after a licensed pharmacist has offered counseling
  • Discard expired returns according to the facility’s policies and procedures
  • Compound or mix medications and/or prepare IV solutions
  • Repackage bulk medications. 

Customer Service

  • Promote a positive pharmacy experience for all Hawthorne patients and customers.
  • Display compassion and genuine care for all patients
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, especially in a busy work environment.
  • Consistently punctual in reporting to work and to and from work breaks.
  • Maintain a good attendance record, keeping absenteeism at a minimum.
  • Regular attendance at team meetings and participation in mandatory in-service training.
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comply with established policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate good time management skills when completing job functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Observe work hours and time clock regulations.

Communication Skills

  • Must be able to interact with patients and staff courteously and calmly.
  • Ability to communicate well with the public.
  • Effective communication skills and phone etiquette
  • Works well with co-workers and vendors in a generally comfortable office environment.

Qualities & Characteristics

  • Maintains a professional relationship and positive attitude with Hawthorne Pharmacy patients, staff, and vendors
  • Maintains the highest professional ethics and is honest in dealing with people; is a model for all employees through his/her actions.
  • Strive to learn more and is receptive to learning different ways of doing things.
  • Displays enthusiasm toward the work and mission of Hawthorne Pharmacy
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment

Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • High School diploma or higher
  • Pharmacy Technician certification, a plus
  • 1-3 years in a customer service role, retail pharmacy is a plus
  • Knowledge of basic math: counting, addition, and subtraction
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English commensurate with college-level education
  • Valid South Carolina Driver's License
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Hawthorne Pharmacy’s structure, standards, procedures, and protocols.
  • Pass drug screening and background check.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • May require prolonged standing.
  • Able to move up to 25 lbs. (small equipment, supplies, etc.)
  • Must hear staff and patients on the phone and those served in person and speak clearly to communicate information to patients and staff.
  • Must adequately read memos, a computer screen, registration forms, and other clinic documents.
  • Ability to use general office equipment such as a computer, copy machine, telephone, etc.

Additional Information

  • 401(k) options
  • Employee discounts
  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible Hours, Closed on Sundays
  • Certification Opportunities Available


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Our company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.