Air Force
Pharmacy Technician 4POX1

This page is about Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1.

The Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) that covers the Air Force Pharmacy Technician is 4POX1 where X is the number of the level of the training attained (e.g. 4PO31 is the basic level, 4PO51 is the next, etc.)

In addition to passing the basic physical and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) in certain areas, the Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1 candidate will attend a basic school where they will learn:

* How to compound and dispense pharmaceuticals.

* The manner to interpret prescriptions and formulas for appropriateness and conformity with established medical guidelines.

* How to confer with the prescribers or patients on questions to assure that the desired outcome is the correct therapeutic one.

* How to perform and verify pharmaceutical calculations for necessary dispensed medications.

* Select and prepare drug orders according to accepted standards.

* Manufacture, label, and store preparations according to accepted pharmaceutical compendia and reference literature.

* How to perform pharmaceutical inventory control functions.

* How to establish the requirements, requisitions, and storage of various drugs and necessary equipment.

* How to prepare the orders necessary for emergency, controlled drug, or other specialty items.

* The manner to initiates defective drug product complaints.

* How to processes reports concerning adverse drug reactions.

* How to perform most pharmacy administrative functions.

* How to provide the proper maintenance and disposal for all pertinent Air Force and drug records.

* How to prepare and revise Medical Facility Drug Formularies.

* The proper way to operate and maintain any necessary data automation equipment, etc.

* How to perform the routine cleaning and maintenance of computer software and hardware.

* How to revise necessary data automation needs according to current technology and availability.

For this position, knowledge is mandatory in the areas of: pharmaceutical calculations, pharmaceutical chemistry, ethics practiced in pharmacology and medical pharmacy management, quality assurance, medical administrative procedures, local and medical supply procedures, and management of various documentations.

To gain entry into this AFSC, the successful completion of one year of high school or one unit of college algebra is mandatory.

The completion of high school or college courses in physiology, anatomy, chemistry, biology, typing and automated data processing is highly recommended.

In order to be awarded the AFSC 4P031 classification, the completion of a basic pharmacy course is mandatory.

All other levels must be based on these minimum requirements in order to progress.

To see how this experience translates to a civilian position, check with your local state's pharmacy board for more information.

Top of Air Force Pharmacy Technician 4POX1

Back to Pharmacy Technician Settings

Back to Home

Didn't find what you were looking for? Use the box below to search this entire site.


This PREMIUM Collection of Pharmacy Tech Resources Might Just Transform YOUR Career! 

Plus... ALL the RESOURCES below:

Add to Cart View Cart
Buy Now

ALL E-Resources below are
included in this Stellar COLLECTION:

Volume #1:
Coping With Pharmacy Errors
(USA) PharmTech Certification Demystified
Pharmacy Technician Settings
Latin Medical Abbreviations
Resolving Prescription Insurance Rejections
(now updated with EVERY(?) DUR Code)

Volume #2
HIPPA and The PharmTech
How to Become a Pharmacist/Roadmap to RPH
Pharmacy Systems of Measurement
Best Practices for the Assertive PharmTech
Keys to PharmTech Career Success

 Additional Reports & E-Books:

Unofficial PTCB Exam #1: Questions & Answers
NEW: Unofficial PTCB Exam #2 (MATH): Questions & Answers
NEW Report: How To Cope With A Hostile Workplace
NEW Report: Managing Overwhelm At The Pharmacy
REPORT: Telephone Etiquette for PharmTechs
NEW: Pharmacy Dosage Forms
NEW: PharmTech Fundamentals & More
NEW: Time Management For PharmTechs
NEW: The Canadian PharmTech's Quick Start Guide
NEW Report:Pharmacy Root Cause Analysis
NEW Report: Improving Pharmacy Safety Culture
NEW: Cough & Cold Remedies AND Decongestants Mini-Guide

GRAB this valuable, Premium Collection NOW!
(Your competition may already have snatched it!) 

**NOW 50% OFF**
Normally $9.99, but now
 Half-Priced at $4.99


Pay via Paypal for IMMEDIATE Download :)

Click Buy Now to get YOUR COPY of this
Premium PharmTech Package, before this deal is gone!

Add to Cart View Cart
Buy Now

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recent Articles

  1. Pharmacy Technician Cover Letters

    Nov 18, 17 07:44 PM

    Pharmacy Technician Cover Letters - The basic format to use when writing your Cover Letter, as well as what to write to make sure your resume gets moved into the "interview" pile.

    Read More

  2. Days Supply Question - #20 pills, 1.5 tablets by mouth daily

    Nov 18, 17 06:16 PM

    If you have 20 pills and you take 1.5 a days what's the days supply

    Read More

  3. Days Supply/Quantity for Stavudine (Zerit) prescription

    Nov 18, 17 06:05 PM

    Your pharmacy stocks stavudine in bottles of 30 capsules. How many capsules would you need to dispense for a 90 day supply?

    Read More