Pharmacy Assistant Pharmacy Technician

Pharmaceutical Care Associate

Minimum 12th class pass in Science Certified training for Pharmacy Assistant (programme aligned to HSS/Q 5401 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks a Pharmacy Assistant is expected to perform include:

Performing multiple pharmacy-related functions

Referring any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information or health matters to a pharmacist

Reviewing prescriptions

Requesting for refills that are received from patients and nurses

Knowledge about how to read prescriptions Ability to review prescriptions for clarity of abbreviations, medical terminology, drug names, etc

Ability to identify if prescriptions are in the correct format and as per the protocols

Well versed with the procedure to consult a pharmacist

Proficiency in reviewing prescriptions for clarity

Familiarity with computer applications like spreadsheets, internal billing softwares, etc.Knowledge of dosage form, strength, manufacturer?s name and quantity to be dispensed

Team player Good mathematical and reading skills Excellent communication skills

Ability to work independently Eye for detail

Presence of mind

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time jobs are available Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job Working hours

Pharmacy facilities usually work for 6/7 days a week and 12/24 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include exposure to various kinds of patients

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month For candidates with 4-6 yearsexperience - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely play a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

Expansion in the healthcare industry has led to a great number of job opportunities available for Pharmacy Assistants.

Large hospitals across India

Pharmacy outlets across India

Public and private hospitals

Pharmacy outlets across India

Will be updated

Goa College of Pharmacy B.K Mody Government Pharmacy College

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