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Pharmaceutical Technicians

Pharmaceutical technicians work in hospitals or in the community and assist pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of drugs and medicines.

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About this Career

£19,423

Average salary

New workers start around £9,305.27. Normal pay is £19,423 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £50,422.65.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Checks stock levels, orders new stock from pharmaceutical companies and ensures that drugs are stored appropriately.
  • Advises patients or customers on the use of drugs prescribed or medication purchased over the counter.
  • Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
  • Labels and checks items prior to dispensing.
  • Prepares specialised, tailor-made drugs for intravenous administration by hospital medical staff.
  • Prepares drugs and medicines under the supervision of pharmacist.
  • Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Active Listening
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Active Learning
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Critical Thinking
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Speaking
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Reading Comprehension
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Mathematics
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Writing
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Learning Strategies
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Monitoring
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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