Pharmacy Technicians or also know as Pharmacy Techs perform a variety of roles in a pharmacy, whether they are working at a pharmacy store or a hospital.
Few job duties of Pharmacy Tech usually include the following:
Preparation of medications for patients
Receiving and verifying the prescriptions
Pricing and filling of prescriptions
Obtaining pharmacist’s approval
Completing patient paperwork related to the filling of prescription
Stocking and pricing of medications in inventory
Ensuring availability of drugs by delivering them to patients or facilities
It is quite obvious that part of Pharmacy Tech job involves basic knowledge of Math to measure the dosage of a prescription, especially when converting from one measurement system to another. A knowledge of basic algebra, is required to perform these simple calculations. Relax, it's just basic algebra and not complex mathematics.
The four main components in Pharmacy Math are:
Weight, Volume, Temperature and Time.
You just need simple calculations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions.
There are several books and tables available for easy reference to do these calculations, as well as your own notes. The calculations you'll use on the job are not at all complex. And the practice of doing it daily will make you master of it.
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If you are interested in working in the rewarding field of healthcare, and enjoy helping others, Pharmacy Technician may be the career path for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment for pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population and other factors will lead to increased demand for prescription medications.
Our training helps students be a vital asset to any hospital, clinic, or retail pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician program at HealthStaff Training Institute prepares our graduates for employment in any pharmaceutical environment.
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