Did you ever think that you could start a career in healthcare at Publix? Well, you can! We have over 980 pharmacies and we just keep growing! One of our greatest needs is for Pharmacy Technicians, who serve an integral role in helping Publix customers get well and stay well.
The US Department of Labor says the need for Pharmacy Technicians will grow 32% over the next seven years, making it one of the fastest-growing professions. Many of our pharmacists today started as technicians, working at Publix during their college years and then becoming a Publix Pharmacist upon graduation and licensing!
Our Pharmacy Technicians must be at least 18 years old and enjoy delivering premier customer service. You also must satisfy state requirements for this position. Each state has its own requirements on registration, licensing and certification. To find out more about those requirements, click here.
A Publix Pharmacy Technician must deliver friendly, courteous service to many patients throughout the day. Your job would include interpreting prescriptions provided to a customer by a doctor. That includes simple math calculations.
With today’s technology, all of the prescriptions we receive must be entered into our computer system, so attention to detail is vital for Pharmacy Technicians. Your listening skills are also important as well as being able to follow instructions carefully.
At Publix, we value pharmacy technicians who have experience; but we hire some who want to learn the position. We provide hands-on training for all new hires, whether they have ever worked in a pharmacy or not. Some of our technicians work full time schedules, but many work part-time.
Like other jobs in our stores, Pharmacy Technicians are on their feet most of the time, so comfortable shoes are ideal!
A day in a Publix Pharmacy is really busy! You are the face of our Pharmacy, greeting patients and working alongside a Pharmacist to help them fill prescriptions or find over-the-counter medications.
Because this job has such an impact on the health and wellness of others, you must be able to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as Publix’s policies. Our Pharmacy Technicians also order and receive prescription drugs and supplies, ensure our product is rotated, within date, and properly displayed on shelves, count, label, and bag prescription drugs and supplies. You will also become familiar with insurance processing in order to properly bill for customer medications.
To learn more about a Publix Pharmacy Technician career, click here. Head over to our Critical Openings page to discover if there are Pharmacy Technician Job Openings in an area near you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.