Pharmacy Technicians are very important members of the pharmacy team. They work under the pharmacists supervision and can work in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.
Their tasks typically include receiving, confirming, preparing and filling prescriptions, responding to customer inquiries, managing pharmacy inventory, and other general duties.
The best way to become a great pharmacy technician is to enroll in a higher education program and get a Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician). There are good schools such as the Institute of Technology Carlow, where you can get your Pharmacy Technician Certificate or the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Technician Studies, which are recognised by the Irish Pharmacies.
Personal skills such as attention to detail, good communication skills, ability to work in a team, professional ethics, problem solving skills, good memory and the ability to keep learning will greatly increase your chances of success as a pharmacy technician.
Pharmacy technicians can work as pharmacy employees, but also as a locum, working in different pharmacies and locations.
As a Locum Pharmacy Technician, you can get a higher hourly rate depending on the pharmacy. You can receive between €15 to €20 an hour and have the flexibility to choose where and when you want to work, which ultimately allows for a better work-life balance. As a locum, you also have the opportunity to work in different places and environments, meet different people and develop your professional network.
Whether you are looking for a full-time or locum position, Clarity can help.
At Clarity, we have specialized in pharmacy recruitment for many years. If you're planning on working as a locum pharmacy technician, don't miss out on our latest locum jobs available through the Clarity Locums app or website.
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