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What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Pharmacy Technician interview

How to Answer

Take a look at the job description before your interview. As you review the list of responsibilities, think of the character qualities that will help you to be successful in completing those tasks. Now think of the bigger picture. What qualities will enhance the overall work environment for everyone else?

What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
Answer example

"Flexibility, communication skills and attention to detail are important qualities that I posses as a pharmacy technician."

Answer example

"Patience and empathy. A lot of times our patients are sick so being patient with them and empathetic can show that you truly care about them and their wellbeing."

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What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
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Great customer service, accuracy, checking my work.
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Able to be a good listener,
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Attention to detail, good under pressure, good work ethic.
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Familiar with computers, pharma laws, calculations, assisting the pharmacist, and strong communication skills.
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Having a positive attitude and accuracy.
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Being on time. Making sure you are always triple checking your work. And definitely being a team player.
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Patients, caring heart, and understanding.
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Attention to detail and good customer service.
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Strong flexible confident.
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Attention to detail, be able to work in a fast moving environment.
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Firstly, one quality a good technician must have is to be an organised person as when you are organised there is less chance of making errors. Secondly, to be an honest person because we all make mistakes if we are honest a life lesson could be learnt by sharing the experience within the team. Finally, a good technician should be a responsible person because being responsible shows that the person is capable of making the best decisions to meet the patients requirements.
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A good pharmacy technician needs have excellent attention to detail, they need to be able to provide the best service to patient ensuring that they receive first hand healthcare advice and assistance.
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Very detailed oriented and precise. You want to make sure your medicines and calculations are all correct.
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These are the folks that give meaning to the work.
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Highly organized and detailed. Knowledgeable.
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Patient safety, good people skills, overall job accuracy.
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I believe a good technician is one who is detail orientated, attentive to detail, observative, as there is no room for errors as a pharmacy technician. Patient care cannot what so ever be compromised.
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A good technician has to be friendly to everyone, hard working, and be very detail oriented.
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Knowledge about generic and name brand, be accurate in feeling the medication.Solve patient problems.Be educative about medictions.
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Product knowledge, friendly, courteous, helpful.
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Customer service skills, attention to detail, educated, attentive.
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Accuracy, ability to react under pressure, not afraid of change, being able to communicate with a range of different people.
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Being detailed oriented, having the ability to multitask, and having amazing people skills.
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Dedication to putting patients health and well being at the top of everything you do.
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Learning a lot in this field, always something new.
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Being thorough and accurate, active listening to ensure patients are happy and cared for, and professionalism.
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Great listener, empathetic, friendly and taking their job seriously.
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Dependability and customer service.
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Attention to detail, accuracy, being a team player, as well as, being respectful of one another.
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I might still working in this pharmacy.
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Need to be a perfectionist, communicator and listener.
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Being organized, doing your part, and always going above and beyond.
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Being organized and detail oriented as mistakes could literallyhave deathly consequences.
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Patience is very important.
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Customer service skills, friendly, detail oriented, team player.
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Good time keeping good team player be able to work under pressure meet deadline good maths technique to be able to read and write have common sense and be able to make.
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Completing all of the tasks that you are assigned with good attention to detail.
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Being patient and multitasking.
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Have a good work ethic, want to help people, and be a team player,
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For Community pharmacy, Patience and fast in typing. For Hospital pharmacy, diligence.
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Respectful, a good communicator, accountable, transparency, truthful, orderly and conscentious.
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Organized, patience, customer service.
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Friendly and Patient, Organized.
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Good detail, perfectionist, quick learner,
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Hard work, attention to detail, thorough and going the extra mile.
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Carefulness, working under pressure and getting it right and ability to learn.
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I feel that the most important qualities of being a good pharmacy technician are: maintaining professionalism, being attentive, detail-oriented, accurate, team player, and possessing . Excellent customer service skills.
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Technician is knowing the basic thing about equipments and instrument handlimg and giving proper maintenance.
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Accuracy, speed and excellent customer service.
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Organization ability to stay calm and focused and good communication with customers and coworkers.
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Giving the best service to both customers and colleagues by treating them as you would expect to be treated yourself . Ensuring you are following the standards and ethics set out by he gphc and taking responsibility.
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Morals, methodical, clean, efficient, know what they are doing, follows procedures.
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In being a good technician one need to be detailed oriented putting patient health and wellness first.
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I believe technicians should be patient and a good listener. We need to hear out our customers whether it is in a nice or ugly way. We have to understand that they have reason why they need their medications at certain time. They may be afraid of the effects I they do not take their medications on time.
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Must be passionate, goal oriented, strong intrapersonal skills.
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Integrity, honesty, trustworthy.
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Being able to be accurate and efficient.
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Team player paying attention to detail.
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I think importantly someone who works well underpressure and when things are brought to higher level they can crunch down and gather their nerves. That they pay close attention to detail and maintain their professionalism at all times.
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What I feel are the most important qualities in being a good Technician are accuracy, customer oriented along with being friendly and work under stress.
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Good customer service, a professional at what he/she does, know their job.
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Being accurate and responcible.
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Accuracy and efficiency, also putting the patient first.
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Polite approach to the customers, listening, privacy, satisfying the customers with the suitable medicine/items.
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Being Calm Responsible In All Ways, No Room For Mistakes Should Be Absolute Expert Of What They Are Doing.
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A good technician should possess the quality of handling of chemicals and raw materials and proper storage of the materials.
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Calm nature, good knowledge about the medicines, generous, awareness about all the state law and federal law about the drugs, multitasking.
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Medical experience, certified ptcb,
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Being detail-oriented and putting the health and wellness of the patient first.
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Keen customer focus, attentive to deatil and recocnize the patients needs.
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In order to be a good tech HE/SHE should first understand the pateints most urgent health status and his needs and then convey this info to the pharmacist or a senior tech!!
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The most important that I need is must be patient because every day we had seen a variation of patient that have many mood.
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A good tech shld understand the pateints situation and try its max to fulfill its pharmacu demand within the organisation limits and try to convience max the patient.
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Excellent knowledge of drugs, excellent team work spirit, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, excellent customer service, patience and perservearance.
75.
In being a good pharmacy technician one needs to be detailed oriented and always put first the patients health and wellness as well as to understand them and make sure you have given them what they really need as a patient in your pharmacy.
76.
In being a good technician, one need to be detailed oriented, putting patient's health and wellness first, and constantly up for innovation and providing the best service for the communities.
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Being very detail-oriented and accurate about medications and be very calm and patient with customers.
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Important qualities to me are being able to prioritize, being detail oriented and fast yet efficient.
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Important qualities we should have good customer service, we should know how to deal with the other people.

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