The pharmacy specialist is primarily responsible for preparing and dispensing prescribed drugs and medicines, while also maintaining pharmacy supplies and records.
- Prepare, control, and issue pharmaceutical products.
- Evaluate orders to verify the dosage, dosage regimen, and quantity to be dispensed.
- Provide instructions to patients regarding medication consumption and side effects.
- Perform quality control checks on medications.
- Job training for a pharmacy specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in pharmaceutical tasks.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Pharmacy laws and regulations.
- Drug types and uses.
- Mixing and dispensing drugs.
- Interest in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physiology, and anatomy.
- Experience with precise measurements and standards.
- Ability to follow strict procedures and directions.
- Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
Future Civilian Careers:
- The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future as a pharmacy helper at pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, or clinics.
- With additional study and the completion of a written exam, you may qualify for certification as a pharmacy technician.
Partnership for Youth Success (PAYS) Program:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.
- Johns Hopkins Hospital/Health Systems.
- NorthCrest Medical Center.
- Cleveland Clinic.
- Atlantic Health System.
- Bell Ambulance, Inc.
- Prince William Health System.
- Reliant Medical Group.
- Yale-New Haven Hospital.
- Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.