Pharmacy Technician Sample Job Interview Questions

Here are some fantastic Pharmacy Technician sample job interview questions. The questions below are ones used by high profile employers in today’s Pharmacy Tech interviews.

Pharmacy Technician Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Decision making ability is vital to success in this job.  How did you go about choosing the Pharmacy Technician program that you graduated in?

Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with Alberta College of Pharmacist required.

We are looking for a pharmacy tech with some hospital experience.  What is your knowledge of pharmacy tech work in a hospital setting?  Do you hold any experience in this area?

What kinds of computerized medication systems have you worked with?

Do you have experience with order entry, IV admixture and unit dose drug distribution?

Have you worked with Macs or PC’s?

Strong written communication skills are important.  Think of something you wrote in your previous work that you were most proud of.

What is your typing speed?  We require that you be able to type a minimum of 4 words per minute.  Will you be able to meet this requirement?

What experience do you have with office equipment, unit dose packaging equipment, pharmaceutical compounding equipment?

The pharmacy department must deal with a variety of people on a daily basis. As such strong interpersonal skills are very important. Tell me about a time when your communication skills were put to the test.

What if a patient’s spouse called in asking about prescription information? How would you manage this?

How do you keep your work organized?

Suppose you overhead a colleague talk about a patient’s file openly in public area. How would you handle this?

Suppose you were out in public and a patient who recognizes you approaches and starts talking to you about her prescription. What would you do?

How would your former employer describe your attendance and punctuality?

How do you exceed expectations when it comes to effective service?

What do you do to stay motivated with your work?

Our pharmacy team is a tight knit cohesive team. But we recognize that we don’t always see eye to eye in all situations. Tell me when you have had a conflict with a team member.

How have you decided on performance goals for your subordinates? What did you do to establish these goals? Give a recent example.

What did you do particularly well in your last job?

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Bonus Questions


  • Tell me about one of your presentations that you wish you could have redone.
  • Have you changed any processes or methods of setting work priorities in your job? Give examples.
  • Can you think of a time when your standard approach to problem solving didn't produce the desired? What did you do?

Daily Interview Tip

An interview can feel like being interrogated under a spotlight and the slightest miscommunication or, worse, the mood of the interviewer, can jeopardise your chances. If you are asked, "How would you describe yourself?". Mention transferable skills such as reliable, punctual, organized, friendly, honest, cooperative, hard-working, and so forth. When talking about why you left your last position, remember that the interviewer is looking for potential personality problems. Incorporate into your answer how you will ?t in with the company.