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PHARMACY AIDES
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $30,005.00 $14.42 $11.44 $11.35 - $16.94
Hartford $29,326.00 $14.10 $11.39 $11.41 - $15.42
      
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