The Pharmacist Check screen enables pharmacists to perform the final verification process before supplying prescriptions to a patient. It assists with ensuring the correct medication is supplied to the correct patient.

This screen allows Pharmacists to:

  • View all the items dispensed to the patient on that day
  • View the details of the selected prescription
  • View the electronic copy of an ePrescription and any associated annotations
  • Edit a prescription
  • Edit and update customer profiles and notes
  • View the customer's full history
  • View Drug Interactions
  • View and record Clinical Interactions
  • View and fix PBS Rejections
  • Perform the drug scan check
  • View Consumer Medicine Information (CMIs)

Video demonstration

Overview of the Pharmacist Check screen

You can open the Pharmacist Check screen from the:

  • Dispense Form; click the Rx Check F11 button. The Pharmacist Check screen is displayed. To populate the Pharmacist Check screen with a patient’s prescription information, scan the barcode on the dispense label
  • Script Options window; scan a dispense label barcode

The Pharmacist Check screen is displayed listing all the prescriptions dispensed to the patient on the same day as the scanned label was dispensed. This script is highlighted in the list.

aBarcodeScan the barcode on the dispense label to populate the Pharmacist Check screen. Use the same field to scan the product barcode after scanning the dispense label to scan check the prescription.
bPatient detailsDetails of the patient, including the first line of Free Text Notes and the  Scripts on File indicator, if applicable.
cPatient TypePatient Type, including card number.
dTotalNumber of prescriptions dispensed to the patient on that day.
eScan check statusIcons display the scan check status of the prescription.
fDrug interaction iconAn indicator will display if there is a drug interaction recorded against the script.
geScript iconIdentifies ePrescriptions.
hErr iconFor a rejected script, the claim rejection icon ‘Err’ displays in front of the corresponding script helping you to easily identify an error that needs to be fixed.
iDrug/ProductDisplays a list of all items dispensed to the patient that same day.
jQtyQuantity dispensed to the patient.
kRptsNumber of repeats for the prescription.
lDispNumber of times the script has been supplied.
mLast DispDisplays the number of days since the medication was last dispensed.
  • If it is the first time the medication is supplied then the field will not display a value
  • Where the number of days since last supplied is greater than 365 days then ‘>365 days' is displayed
nTimesNumber of times the item has been dispensed to the patient in the past two years.
oDirectionsDirections are populated in short form using sigs.
pPrescriberPrescriber code of the prescriber.
qRx DateScript date.
rPriceThe price the customer is being charged.
sCopy of eScript*

When an eScript is selected from the list a copy of the original eScript will download and display. If the eScript was dispensed from a repeat, the Repeat Authorisation form will also display. The eScript also has a watermark ‘Dispensed’ indicating the eScript has been dispensed.

This information should be used to verify the prescription.
tLabelCopy of dispense label is displayed.
uDrug informationDisplays associated CALs (Cautionary Advice Labels), current SOH and PBS details for the selected item.
vCommentsStates if the drug is a new drug for the patient and/or there are noted drug interactions for the selected product.
wAnnotations *Displays any recorded annotations for the eScript.
[Alt +E]
Highlight a script from the list and click Edit to edit the selected script
2Edit Customer
[Alt+ C]
Click Edit Customer to view/edit the customer’s profile.
3Customer Notes
[Alt + N]
Click Customer Notes to view/edit the customer’s notes.
4View History
[Alt + H]
Click View History to open the customers’ full dispensing history.
5View CMI
[Alt + V]
Click View CMI to open the Display CMI’s dialog.
6Drug Interactions
[Alt + D]
If a script displays (the drug interaction icon), highlight the prescription and click Drug Interactions to view the details.
7Clinical Interventions
[Alt + I]
Highlight the appropriate script from the list and click Clinical Interventions to view or record a Clinical Intervention.
8PBS Rejections
[Alt + R]
Click PBS Rejections to open the List of Rejected/Pending Scripts window. If the script displays an ‘err’ icon, an error has been returned from PBS Online.
[Alt +;]

The ePad option, also available from the Dispense Form and the Script Options window, is available from the Pharmacist Check screen allowing you to quickly add items to a new or existing ePad order without having to navigate out of the screen. 

  • The item can be added to an ePad order by clicking the ePad button or using the handy keyboard shortcut [Alt + ;]

Refer to Create orders with Minfos ePad for more information.

* For eScripts only, if the prescription was dispensed from a paper prescription this information will not display.

Navigation of the Pharmacist Check screen

By default, the scanned product will be selected. Use the arrow keys to move through the list of items. As a new item is selected, the screen will update to display the associated details of that script. The mouse can also be used to select the item you want to view. 

When the selected script is an eScript, the Copy of the Original eScript will display. When the eScript was dispensed from a repeat, two tabs are displayed above the copy of the eScript: 

  • Copy Repeat Authorisation which is displayed by default. 
  • The Copy of Original eScript.

To view the Copy of Original eScript manually select the tab or use Ctrl+Tab or the left and right arrow keys when the eScript is in focus.

Click Close or press Esc to exit the Pharmacist Check screen. 

Pharmacist Check screen Legend

Right click the mouse to display the Pharmacist Check screen Legend.