- Instructor(s): Cynthia Stewart
- Category: Health Care
The primary role of a Pharmacy Technician is to dispense and prepare medications. The role has been expanding in recent years to incorporate many more practices, such as aseptic preparation of medication, compounding, performing dosage calculations, and much more. This is all done in a variety of pharmaceutical settings, which include but are not limited to:
- community pharmacies
- hospital pharmacies
- mail order operations
- long-term care
- managed care, and
home care settings
REOC Pharmacy Technician Training Program Receives ASHP/ACPE Accreditation Status
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the only nationally-recognized, non-governmental, non-profit pharmacy association that accredits pharmacy residencies and pharmacy technician training programs in the United States. The accreditation ensures standardization in training and a peer review process to enhance the pharmacy technician’s role in patient safety.
THERE ARE OVER 350,000 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THIS VALUABLE HEALTHCARE CAREER IS EXPECTED TO GROW 20% BETWEEN NOW AND 2022.¹
¹ BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, “OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK,” 2014-15 EDITION, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, ON THE INTERNET HERE. STATISTICS FOUND IN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK ARE BASED ON NATIONAL DATA, SO JOB GROWTH IN YOUR AREA MAY BE DIFFERENT.
HEALTHCARE CAREER IS EXPECTED TO GROW 20% BETWEEN NOW AND 2022.
Diploma or HSE; Physical; Two Prof. References; Social Security Card; Interview; 18+ years of age; Some experiential rotations will start at 6:30 am & some may end at 5:00 pm; May require 2 PPDs within one year
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