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.

To what extent do you face distractions or interruptions in your job? Explain. How have you reacted to them? Give an example.

How do you decide (1) what to delegate and (2) to whom? Give me some examples of things you've delegated.

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Bonus Questions


  • We all have had occasions when we were frustrated by our inability to implement our superiors' new ideas or "visions." Describe a time when this happened to you.
  • What will you do if you don't get a job offer?
  • Describe how you've learned a new technical task.

Daily Interview Tip

If asked why you left your last job, avoid saying anything negative about yourself or your previous employer. This question, Why don Practice a few role plays that relate to communication or customer service. This technique is used often today so demonstrate your ability to communicate information clearly and concisely.