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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New workers start around £10447. Normal pay is £25484 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65109.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- 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.
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