Walgreens

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Pharmacy technicians, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, help the pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients and consumers. Technicians usually perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles. They also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers. Pharmacy technicians' responsibilities include the collection, organization, and evaluation of patient information, the management of medication distribution, and providing drug information and education to the patient or consumer. The pharmacy technician will be given the task of preparing, dispensing, distributing, and administering medications under the direct supervision of the pharmacist. The technician must have a complete understanding and appreciation for the use and side effects of prescription and nonprescription drugs used to treat common disease states. They must also demonstrate ethical conduct and maintain confidentiality of patient information.  In a retail pharmacy setting, pharmacy technicians receive written prescriptions or requests for prescription refills from patients. They also may receive prescriptions sent electronically from the doctor’s office. They must verify that information on the prescription is complete and accurate. Depending on state law, the technician may be given the responsibility to prepare the prescription, retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication. Then, they prepare the prescription labels, select the type of prescription container, and affix the prescription and auxiliary labels to the container. Once the prescription is filled, technicians price and file the prescription, which must be checked by a pharmacist before it is given to the patient. Technicians may establish and maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, and stock and take inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The most important characteristic of these pharmacy technician duties is the need for absolute accuracy and precision in both the technical and clerical aspects of the job to ensure patient health and safety. This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company and department objectives, and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to be construed as an all encompassing list of duties.

Qualifications

Walgreens offers paid training and national certification for pharmacy technicians. In most states, pharmacy technicians must be at least 18 years old. Some states may have additional requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous retail experience

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Benefits

A career at Walgreens offers you the potential for growth and a clear path to advancement. Our innovative spirit means every day is different opportunity to excel in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Take your first step towards a fulfilling career.

BENEFITS:

Medical Plan
Prescription discount
Dental coverage
Sick days/disability coverage
Personal accident insurance
Life insurance
Personal/funeral leave
Profit Sharing Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employee discount
Holiday and vacation pay
Flex Pay
Family leave
Full- and part-time opportunities
Flexible hours
Convenient store locations

**Benefit eligibility varies based on the average hours worked per week and the length of employment. Some of our benefit plans provide enhanced coverage after 5 years of service. This benefit information is summarized and does not include all of the details about Walgreens compensation and benefits. In some cases, there are requirements for length of service. In case of a conflict between this information and the legal text of any benefit plan, the legal text governs.

Walgreens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds. We promote and support a drug free workplace.

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Applications must be completed online at www.walgreens.com

This position is available at:
Walgreens Pharmacy
20 Hatton Place 
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today.

Our team members make that purpose come to life in our over 7,800 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in our call centers, distribution centers, on-site clinics, specialty pharmacies and corporate offices. In fact, those daily demonstrations of our purpose have helped Walgreens become an industry leader and a household name.

Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Here, you’ll find supportive co- workers, an innovative environment and the tools you need to grow your skills, help build healthy communities and advance your career.

As the nation's leading pharmacy, we seek professional individuals to fill key positions at Walgreens, ensuring our leadership and taking us to even higher levels of growth, profitability, innovation and customer service. Walgreens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds. Walgreens promotes and supports a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

At Walgreens, you have the best of both worlds: the training, support and resources of one of America's largest retail organizations behind you, plus the encouragement to be a true entrepreneur.

Start Date: Immediately

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