A pharmacy assistant is the person behind the counter who greets customers as they come in for prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.
Assistants play a key role in supporting licensed pharmacists and keeping the pharmacy running smoothly.
The pharmacy assistant job description includes updating patient records, preparing prescriptions, answering the phone, monitoring inventory, and processing payments and insurance claims.
Thinking about taking on this role? Wondering what your daily routine might look like?
In this post, we take you through a typical workday for a pharmacy assistant. We also explain how the role differs a bit depending on the type of pharmacy you work in.
Let’s get started.