Pharmacy Technician Specialization Courses

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians are health care Professionals that are increasingly in demand. Pharmacy Technicians read the prescription, retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and may mix or compound medications. Technicians may establish and maintain patient profiles, as well as prepare insurance claim forms and manage inventory. Questions requiring clinical knowledge, such as prescription and health care questions, are always referred to as a Licensed Pharmacist. Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Our program was established by the Institute for the of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT). Individuals with Pharmacy Technician s will typically perform work delegated by licensed pharmacists in accordance with state rules and regulations.s receive written prescription requests from patients, prescriptions sent electronically from doctors offices and in some states are permitted to process physicians orders by phone.

Pharmacy Technician Career Outlook

Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication.

Pharmacy Technicians are health care Professionals that are increasingly in demand. Pharmacy Technicians read the prescription, retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and may mix or compound medications. Technicians may establish and maintain patient profiles, as well as prepare insurance claim forms and manage inventory. Questions requiring clinical knowledge, such as prescription and health care questions, are always referred to as a Licensed Pharmacist. Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Our program was established by the Institute for the of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT). Individuals with Pharmacy Technician s will typically perform work delegated by licensed pharmacists in accordance with state rules and regulations.s receive written prescription requests from patients, prescriptions sent electronically from doctors offices and in some states are permitted to process physicians orders by phone.

Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technicians at all levels of experience earned an average wage of $14.63 an hour and an average annual salary of $30,430 per year. The lowest-paid 25 percent of pharmacy techs, which encompasses most entry-level techs, earned $11.69 or less per hour and $24,320 or less per year.

Employment Outlook

Employment of Pharmacy Technicians is expected to increase by 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Adapted in part from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/health care/pharmacy-technicians.htm.

Educational Programs

Length. Programs grant an Associate degree, Contunuing Health Education, or diploma.
Prerequisites. High school diploma or equivalent is usually required.
Curriculum. The curricula of programs must ensure achievement of the Entry-Level Competencies for Pharmacy Technicians.

Certified Medical Assistant

Pharmacy Technician Online Program

The NAHCE Online learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Concept check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material.
  • Focal points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
  • Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • Online (CPhT) Learning Platform with Ebook. Pharmacy Technician: Practice and Procedures ( Orum-Alexander , 1st ed.)
  • Text Hard Copy
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Exam online Study Guide.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Exam online Practice Test.
  • NAHCE Pharmacy Technician Diploma.
Certified Medical Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Courses:

WORKFORCE:
After successful completion of this study course students have the ability to participate in the Health Education WORKFORCE PROGRAM to perform skills required of a practicing Pharmacy Technician. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's Health Career Staffing Center.
Optional Prerequisite:
This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular
This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • List in sequence the levels of biological organization in the human body
  • Describe the anatomical position of the human body
  • Define and locate the principal regions and cavities of the body
  • Describe the stages of a cells life cycle
  • List and describe the functions of the skin
  • List and describe the functions of the skeletal system
  • Describe the structure of muscle
  • Distinguish between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  • Describe the structure and function of the main parts of the brain

Pharmacy Technician National Certification

Our advanced courses meet continuing educational requirements for National Certification in this field of specialization.

NAHCE is an approved training provider for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s through National Healthcareer Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCE Membership
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Pharmacy Technician Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as an Pharmacy Technician for a minimum of 2 years.

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