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Pharmacy Technician Resume Example & Tips

  • June 10, 2021
  • RPh on the Go

If you’re searching for a pharmacy tech job, putting together an eye-catching resume is the best way to get noticed by potential employers. We are going to show you what to include on your resume to give you the best chance of getting a call for an interview.

How to Build a Resume as a Pharmacy Professional

A pharmacy technician resume should have the following sections:

  • Certifications. This section shows employers that you have the necessary legal certifications to work as a pharmacy professional as well as any qualifications you have sought above and beyond the minimal requirements.
  • Main Skills. In this section, you should list those skills that are relevant to performing the job of a pharmacy technician. More on this later.
  • Career Objectives. For career objectives, you should list the position you are applying for, why you are qualified for the position, and any goals you have in the future, whether this includes furthering your education or pursuing a specialization. 
  • Action verbs. Throughout your resume, use action verbs to demonstrate what you are capable of doing. These are much more effective than the passive voice and paint a better picture of who you are and what you can do.

Pharmacy Technician Resume Skills

Listing your skills on a pharmacy technician resume is important because it tells the hiring manager that you have what it takes to do the job. If you’re just getting started in your career, it’s a chance to show that you know what is expected of you and are up for the challenge. If you have several years of experience, this is where you can highlight the skills and expertise that you have earned over the years.

Here are some of the skills that you should include on your pharmacy technician resume:

  • Computer aptitude
  • Computer systems
  • Organization
  • Prescription data entry
  • Creates new patient profiles
  • Third Party Billing
  • Compounding
  • IV
  • Cleanroom
  • Demonstrating an understanding of federal and state laws
  • Maintaining professional relationships with physicians and pharmacists
  • Maintaining inventory by removing outdated drugs and placing orders as needed
  • Processing and filling patient prescriptions
  • Reporting adverse drug reactions
  • Reviewing medication orders and calculating quantities, preparing IV medication, and otherwise labeling and distributing medications
  • Supporting communication between the patient, doctors, pharmacists, lab personnel, and insurance companies
  • Updating patient notes concerning medication therapy and care plans

Pharmacy Technician Resume Objective

Your objective is an important part of your resume as it tells employers what type of work you’re looking for and whether you are a good fit for the position. Here are some example resume objectives for pharmacy technicians:

  • Seeking a position as a Pharmacy Technician in ABC Pharmacy to utilize and grow various technical, clerical, and intrapersonal skills to assist pharmacists and other staff distribute medications to patients and provide proper education and support
  • To obtain a position as an in-patient pharmacy technician, where my five years of experience, strong knowledge of pharmacy operations and technical practice, and providing essential support to pharmacists will be well utilized
  • Seek to work as an entry-level pharmacy technician where I can put into practice the vast amount of skills and knowledge developed in my pharmacy tech training program and during the relevant internship opportunities

Pharmacy Technician Resume Example

Here are two pharmacy tech resume examples, one for someone who just graduated and one for someone with multiple years of experience.

John Smith

Street Address City, State, Zip Code • (123)456-7890 • *Email: johnsmith@email.com

 

OBJECTIVE

Seek to work as an entry-level pharmacy technician where I can put into practice the vast amount of skills and knowledge developed in my pharmacy tech training program and during the relevant internship opportunities

 

Certification:

  • Licensed in x states
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified, January 2021

Skills and Qualifications:

  • History of providing excellent customer service in a retail pharmacy setting
  • Experience with X computer system
  • Data entry
  • Sterile and not-sterile IV compounding
  • Works well independently
  • Proficient at counting, weighing, measuring, and labeling medication
  • Maintains HIPAA compliance at all times
  • Familiar with accepting and verifying patient insurance and communicating with insurance companies and physicians when requires

Education:

XYZ Pharmacy Tech School, City, State, January 2020 to January 2021

Experience:

Cashier as ABC retail pharmacy, March 2018 to present

  • Interacted with approximately 100 customers a shift
  • Received award for customer service excellence
  • Handling cash and credit card transactions and had full accountability for balancing the cash drawer every shift

Jane Doe

Street Address City, State, Zip Code • (123)456-7890 • *Email: janedoe@email.com

 

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position as an in-patient pharmacy technician, where my ten years of experience, strong knowledge of pharmacy operations and technical practice, and providing essential support to pharmacists will be well utilized

 

Certification:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certified, January 2011

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advocating for and educating about patient compliance
  • Answering patient questions and troubleshooting medication issues
  • Demonstrating an understanding of federal and state laws
  • Maintains HIPAA compliance at all times
  • Maintaining professional relationships with physicians and pharmacists
  • Maintaining inventory by removing outdated drugs and placing orders as needed
  • Processing and filling patient prescriptions
  • Reporting adverse drug reactions
  • Reviewing medication orders and calculating quantities, preparing IV medication, and otherwise labeling and distributing medications
  • Supporting communication between the patient, doctors, pharmacists, lab personnel, and insurance companies
  • Updating patient notes concerning medication therapy and care plans

Education:

XYZ Pharmacy Tech School, City, State, January 2010 to January 2011

Experience:

Community Hospital Pharmacy Technician, January 2011 to present

  • Entered in-patient medications into e-record to ensure correct dosing and administration
  • First-line check against drug interactions and notified pharmacist of any potential issues
  • Excellent working relationships and communication with doctors and nursing staff
  • Calculated and verified correct drug dosages based on patient weight
  • Operated medication dispensing devices

 

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