3213-Pharmacy Technicians

Job Title: 

Pharmacy Technicians

Job Description: 

Pharmacy technicians perform a variety of tasks associated with dispensing medicinal products under the guidance of a pharmacist or other health professional.


Tasks include:

  • preparing medications and other pharmaceutical compounds under the guidance of pharmacists
  • dispensing medicines and drugs to clients and giving written and oral instructions on their use, as prescribed by medical doctors, veterinarians or other authorised workers
  • receiving prescriptions or refill requests from health professionals and verifying that information is complete and accurate
  • maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • filling and labelling containers with prescribed medications
  • assisting clients by answering questions, locating items or referring them to a pharmacist for medication information
  • pricing and filing prescriptions that have been filled and establish and maintaining patient records including lists of medications taken by individual patients
  • ordering, labelling and counting stock of medications, chemicals and supplies and entering inventory data into records-keeping systems
  • cleaning and preparing equipment and containers used to prepare and dispense medicines and pharmaceutical compounds.
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Pharmacy technician

This unit group excludes

Pharmacist (2262)
Pharmacology technician (3141)

Specific Occupations: 

Pharmacy technician

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore