Pharmacy Technician (859) Enlisted Personnel

Compounds and dispenses medicines and prepares stock solutions and powders according to specifications.
Determines quantity and kind of chemicals and drugs from prescription or stock number and weighs out on scales, or measures, proper amounts. Pulverizes ingredients in mortar, measures solutions in graduated cylinders, pours liquids into bottles, and affixes labels, stating name of compound and dosage, to boxes and bottles. Maintains file of all prescriptions and record of all narcotics received and issued.
Must have knowledge of apothecaries' system and be able to use balances hydrometers, thermometers, and chemical equipment. Must have knowledge of chemistry and physical properties of solid and liquid matter.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Veterinary Pharmacy Technician