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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 5270

UW Job Family: 51

SOC Code: 29-2052

Pay Grade: 16

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician by the State of Wyoming
  • Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic pharmacy practices and procedures.
  • Medications and medical supplies.
  • Record keeping techniques.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Procedures and standards for the labeling and dispensing of prescription drugs.
  • Software and computer applications used in pharmacies.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Use hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to dispense drugs.
  • Read and distinguish between colors and sizes sufficient to identify drugs.
  • Use personal computers and related software applications.
  • Fill prescriptions and dispense medications.
  • Provide assistance to pharmacy students.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Sort, check, count, and verify numbers

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Accept new written prescriptions from patients collecting all demographic, drug allergy, and relevant medical condition information; accept refill requests by phone or in person.

Input prescriptions (new and refill) into computer for processing; notify pharmacist of any warnings.

Prepare prescriptions for dispensing, including section of medication from inventory, counting, placing medication in appropriate container, and labeling.

Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information.

Contact clinician offices for refill authorizations.

Assist the pharmacist in the management of inventory, including unpacking, logging in, and placing stock on shelf.

Supplemental Functions:

Obtain professional development units as required by the Division of Student Affairs.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort; standard office environment. Regularly reaches, stoops, bends, etc. to obtain bulk products for dispensing

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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