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Working As A Pharmacist Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $42,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Pharmacist Assistant Do At McKesson

* May work closely with drug wholesalers and directly with manufacturers to ensure the uninterrupted provision of medications for our patients and ensure the Robot completes the daily assignments on time and with accuracy
* Qualifications
* Minimum Requirements
* Entry level experience
* Critical Skills
* Additional Knowledge & Skills
* May have knowledge of pharmacy operations; good communication and computer skills.
* Education
* HS Diploma or Equivalent
* Certifications/Licensure
* Pharmacy Assistant License
* Physical Requirements
* General Office Demands
* Benefits & Company Statement
* McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded.
* We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.
* We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare.
* We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.
* But we can’t do it without you.
* Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe.
* Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare.
* At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare.
* Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.
* McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.
* Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.
* Agency Statement
* No agencies please

What Does A Pharmacist Assistant Do At University of Virginia Health System

* Prepares medications for dispensing to patients:
* Evaluates patient eligibility for pharmaceutical medication assistance:
* Maintains precise and accurate documentation of patient records for PPMAP:
* Assists patients and general public with Medicare part D open enrollment annually, new enrollment, enrollment or eligibility changes, and plan (PDP or MAP) changes, formulary changes or plan errors:
* Continually seeks and finds new ideas and solutions for increasing medication savings for the Organization and patients:
* Demonstrates superior customer service

What Does A Pharmacist Assistant Do At Safeway

* Provide customer service as currently defined by the employer within the scope of the position and within company policy.
* Verify information for new prescriptions.
* Receive authorized patient prescription refill requests.
* Fill bottle with prescribed tablets or capsules.
* Insert pharmacy reference updates.
* Maintain confidentiality of all patient information.
* Answer phone calls not requiring the pharmacist’s attention.
* Promptly report to the pharmacist all pharmacy complaints and inquiries concerning prescriptions or prescription medication.
* Notify the pharmacist when agents from any regulatory agency or law officers contact/visit the Pharmacy.
* Receive and store incoming supplies.
* Operate electronic cash register to total customers’ final bill.
* Receive payment for customers’ purchase and count back correct change.
* Bag purchased items.
* Maintain cleanliness of the pharmacy area of the store.
* Comply with all policies and procedures set by company.
* Other duties as assigned concurrent with all applicable laws and regulations

What Does A Pharmacist Assistant Do At St. Vincent's-Bridgeport, Ct

* Prepares and disseminates criteria to be used in obtaining free prescription medications for patients.
* Communicates with pharmaceutical companies to obtain approvals.
* Processes paperwork and maintains computerized patient/program records.
* Reconciles Medicaid and third-party insurance payments.
* Demonstrates the ability to staff all Pharmacy Assistant assignments and efficiently completes all associated responsibilities.
* Documentation of all patient and other interactions, processes including patient services
* Inventory Management including outdates, reports and communication of current formulary to other agencies.
* Assists (within scope of practice) with patient and staff education, resident/student training, peer interviewing, and process improvement.
* Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of pharmacy systems and processes in order to promote 200% accountability, High Reliability and Relationship Based Care.
* All other responsibilities as assigned by Pharmacy Executive Director, Pharmacy Managers, Pharmacy Coordinator or Pharmacist on Duty.
* Other Duties as assigned

What Does A Pharmacist Assistant Do At The CSI Companies

* This position works with the operations pharmacist, operations supervisor and pharmacy technicians to coordinate, assemble and package patient orders for shipment.
* Responsible for maintaining the stock in the warehouse area in a clean and organized manner.
* Responsible for conducting physical inventory and daily cycle counts.
* Restocks the pharmacy picking areas.
* Retrieve shipping documents and labels from printers and organizing them for picking.
* Assist in the packing and shipping of medications.
* Track shipped packages making sure that patient is in receipt of shipped package.
* Report any packages that are not delivered.
* Organize shipping reports daily into file for review by Branch Manager.
* Receive non-pharmaceuticals via back dock.
* Ability to learn computer system and work with MS Word and Excel programs.
* Also responsible for other tasks related to placing purchase orders, receiving inventory, tracking and reconciling inventory balances, and selecting product and supplies under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
* This position also has responsibility for managing all pharmaceutical product levels, maintaining adequate levels for dispensing as well as managing returned goods to SOP guidelines.
* Organized, detail orientated and problem solving skills important to the position

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Pharmacist Assistant Career Paths

Pharmacist Assistant
Pharmacist Technician Pharmacist Staff Pharmacist
Pharmacist Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Technician Team Leader
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Registered Nurse Team Leader
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Assistant Manager
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Administrator Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Office Administrator Executive Assistant
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Lead Teacher Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Lead Teacher Director
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Staff Pharmacist Pharmacist Manager
Director Of Pharmacist
10 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Pharmacist Technician Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Certified Pharmacist Technician Billing Specialist Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Pharmacist Technician Billing Specialist Benefit Specialist
Benefits Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Instructor Research Associate
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Analyst Underwriter
Branch Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Drug Clerk 2.2 years
Pharmacist Clerk 2.2 years
Pharmacist Aide 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Pharmacist Assistant
Cashier 16.8%
Volunteer 6.0%
Internship 5.2%
Server 3.1%
Assistant 3.0%
Pharmacist 2.9%
Waitress 2.3%
Manager 1.8%
Top Careers After Pharmacist Assistant
Cashier 9.7%
Internship 4.8%
Pharmacist 4.6%
Volunteer 3.7%
Server 3.2%
Assistant 2.7%

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Average Yearly Salary
$42,000
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$23,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
PharMerica
Highest Paying City
Bellingham, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a Pharmacist Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Pharmacist Assistant in the United States is $42,945 per year or $21 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000.

Real Pharmacist Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pharmacist (Assistant Pharmacy Manager) Publix Super Markets, Inc. Pensacola, FL Jun 10, 2009 $102,960
Pharmacist Assistant Globaldata Management Corp New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $34,000
Pharmacy Assistant Landmark Drug Corp. North Plainfield, NJ Aug 20, 2013 $33,500 -
$37,000
Pharmacy Assistant Landmark Drug Corp. North Plainfield, NJ Aug 19, 2013 $33,030 -
$37,500
Pharmacy Assistant Sunray Drugs, Inc. Middletown, NJ Sep 01, 2011 $30,000
Pharmacy Assistant Healthy Life Pharmacy Corp. Bayonne, NJ Oct 15, 2015 $26,088
Pharmacy Assistant Landmark Drug Corp. North Plainfield, NJ Aug 25, 2015 $26,000
Pharmacy Assistant Landmark Drug Corp. North Plainfield, NJ Sep 01, 2015 $26,000

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Top Skills for A Pharmacist Assistant

  1. Notify Pharmacist
  2. Customer Service
  3. Filling Prescriptions
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Process daily medication order Restock and fill daily supplies Check patients out at register Notify pharmacist to counsel patients on new medications
  • Provided excellent customer service all around.
  • Assisted pharmacist in filling prescriptions, often requiring consulting individual physicians' offices for verification and/or authorization.
  • Initiated phone calls to Physicians and Nursing facilities for therapeutic substitutions.
  • Communicated regularly with physicians, nurses, insurance companies and managed care organizations.

Pharmacist Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

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Pharmacist Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

64.0%

Male

24.8%

Unknown

11.2%
Ethnicity

White

54.0%

Hispanic or Latino

19.1%

Asian

11.3%

Black or African American

10.3%

Unknown

5.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

48.7%

French

7.5%

Arabic

5.9%

Mandarin

4.3%

Chinese

4.3%

Italian

3.2%

Korean

3.0%

Cantonese

2.7%

Hindi

2.4%

Vietnamese

2.2%

Russian

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%

German

2.2%

Urdu

1.9%

Tagalog

1.6%

Polish

1.6%

Gujarati

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Somali

0.8%

Filipino

0.8%
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Pharmacist Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.1%

University of Washington

13.1%

Washington State University

9.7%

Temple University

5.2%

Remington College

4.7%

Western Washington University

4.5%

Clover Park Technical College

4.0%

Kaplan University

4.0%

Monroe College

3.7%

Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York

3.7%

Edmonds Community College

3.7%

University of Houston

3.5%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.5%

The Academy

3.5%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

Eastern Washington University

3.2%

Michigan State University

3.2%

Skagit Valley College

3.0%

Baker College

3.0%
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Majors

Pharmacy

25.2%

Business

12.4%

Nursing

9.9%

Biology

7.0%

Medical Assisting Services

6.3%

Health Care Administration

6.0%

Psychology

4.9%

Accounting

3.3%

Criminal Justice

3.2%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

General Studies

2.7%

Chemistry

2.6%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

2.1%

Education

2.1%

Management

1.8%

English

1.6%

Communication

1.6%

Medical Technician

1.6%

Public Health

1.5%

Computer Science

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.6%

Other

29.9%

Associate

12.8%

Masters

7.3%

Certificate

6.1%

Diploma

4.2%

Doctorate

4.0%

License

1.0%
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