Why a Career as a Pharmacy Technician?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Session 1     9:00 to 9:45 a.m.

Session 2     10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

The health care industry is experiencing rapid growth and careers in this job sector typically pay higher than the average national salary. A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN works in the health care industry and is an important factor in the overall operation of a pharmacy.

Pharmacy technicians assist registered pharmacists in fulfilling their most important role, that of providing with medication. By doing so, pharmacy technicians represent indispensable support staff for pharmacists. Assistance with filling drug prescriptions and with review of orders for dosages, allergies, incompatibilities and interactions is the main role of a pharmacy technician. He or she works as part of a team and assists the pharmacists by performing tasks such as mixing, measuring, packaging, and delivering medications.

Other responsibilities of a pharmacy technician may include cleaning and sterilizing instruments, transporting medication and pharmacy equipment to clinics and nursing units, answering various questions about non-drug products, or calling physician's offices for prescription refills.

Join us on Thursday, April 12th as the Program Coordinator from the Cleveland Clinic School of Pharmacy Training interacts with your students about the education background (pharmacy practices, the basics of drug interactions, pharmacy calculations, medical abbreviations, anatomy, physiology, pharmacy law, ethics, etc.), skills, training and responsibilities to become a certified pharmacy technician.

 

Presenter:       Tara Hannum     Program Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic School of Pharmacy

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