Demonstrate understanding of healthcare occupations and the health care delivery system.
Demonstrate understanding of wellness promotion and disease prevention concepts, such as use of health screenings; health practices and environmental factors that impact health; and adverse effects of alcohol, tobacco, and legal and illegal drugs.
Demonstrate commitment to excellence in the pharmacy profession and to continuing education and training.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas of science relevant to the pharmacy technician's role, including anatomy/physiology and pharmacology.
Perform mathematical calculations essential to the duties of pharmacy technicians in a variety of contemporary settings.
Demonstrate understanding of the pharmacy technician's role in the medication-use process.
Demonstrate understanding of major trends, issues, goals, and initiatives taking place in the pharmacy profession.
Demonstrate understanding of non-traditional roles of pharmacy technicians.
Identify and describe emerging therapies.
Demonstrate understanding of the preparation and process for sterile and non-sterile compounding.
Assist pharmacists in collecting, organizing, and recording demographic and clinical information for direct patient care and medication-use review.
Receive and screen prescriptions/medication orders for completeness, accuracy, and authenticity.
Assist pharmacists in the identification of patients who desire/require counseling to optimize the use of medications, equipment, and devices.
Prepare non-patient-specific medications for distribution (e.g., batch, stock medications).
Distribute medications in a manner that follows specified procedures.
Practice effective infection control procedures, including preventing transmission of blood borne and airborne diseases.
Assist pharmacists in preparing, storing, and distributing medication products requiring special handling and documentation [e.g. controlled substances, immunizations, chemotherapy, investigational drugs, drugs with mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)].
Assist pharmacists in the monitoring of medication therapy.
Prepare patient-specific medications for distribution.
Maintain pharmacy facilities and equipment, including automated dispensing equipment.
Use material safety data sheets (MSDS) to identify, handle, and safely dispose of hazardous materials.
Compare and contrast the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in ensuring pharmacy department compliance with professional standards and relevant legal, regulatory, formulary, contractual, and safety requirements.