Key Roles for Pharmacy Technicians

As the pharmacist’s role expands, particularly in primary care practice settings, there is an opportunity for expansion of pharmacy technician duties to aid in administrative and clinical tasks that do not require the pharmacist’s professional judgment. Identifying, defining, and expanding the roles of pharmacy technicians has been deemed a key part of the pharmacy practice model.

These roles have been shown to enhance pharmacist efficiency and patient outreach; however, examples of the various innovative activities performed by technicians in the primary care setting are lacking in the literature.