Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician 2019-03-31T13:34:21-05:00

Course Description:

The Pharmacy Technician program is a 154-clock hour course designed to prepare students for entry level employment by teaching knowledge, and the skills development required to work as a pharmacy technician in the pharmacy. The course prepares the student to become nationally certified as pharmacy technician and gain employment as a nationally certified pharmacy technician. As a Nationally Certified Pharmacy technician you can gain employment in any of the following places: Retail or Community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, consulting pharmacy, ambulatory care pharmacy, regulatory pharmacy, home care pharmacy. Our pharmacy technician program also prepares the student on how to acquire the Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Permit after the initial employment.

 Total Training hours for this program = 154 hours.

Class and skills lab=98

Clinical =56 hours.

 The pharmacy technician course shall emphasis on:

  1. Pharmacology and terminology
  2. Abbreviations.
  3. Drugs classifications.
  4. Accurately prepare and measure medication amounts.
  5. Package and label prescriptions.
  6. Establish and maintain patient records.
  7. Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims.
  8. Manage inventory.
  9. Receive prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices.
  10. Legal and ethical responsibility.
  11. Clerical skills and customer care.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE SCHEDULE
Schedule Length Time
Weekday 5 weeks 8:00am-3:00pm
Evening 7 weeks 5:30pm-9:30pm
Weekend 6 weekends 8:00am-5:00pm

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school, GED or higher
  • Basic math knowledge.
  • Current BLS card needed before attending clinicals.
  • If you are 16-17 years of age you must be currently enrolled in high school.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Student Application.
  2. Two Forms of identification. (One must be a Social Security Card and the other must be a photo ID, such as a current State Identification card or Driver’s License.)
  3. Minimum High School Diploma or GED or higher.
  4. Background check. (Can be done at MTC for $25.00)
  5. No history of drug abuse and arrest charged with controlled substance.
  6. TB Skin Screening Test. (Can be done at MTC for $20.00)
  7. Drug Test. (Can be done at MTC for $50.00)
  8. Current BLS card needed before attending clinical. (Can be done at MTC for $60.00)
  9. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course.
  10. During Flu season, Flu shot record may be required before attending clinicals.

Class Examinations/Clinical Skill Examinations:

  1. Students will be required to take minimum of (5) written main exams and make a minimum score of 90%. Before being allowed to take National Certification Exam.
  2. Students must pass all clinical skills and lab skills with a score of 100%.
  3. Students must also make 90% on each chapter exam.
  4. Students must write a 5-page clinical paper and score a minimum of 80% per the grading rubric.
  5. Homework and popup quizzes will be given.

National Certification Exam

After successful completion the Pharmacy Technician training program at MedNoc Training College, the student will be required to take the National Certification Exam to be Nationally Certified through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. The exam will be offered at Pearson VUE Center for PTCB and PSI Testing Center for NHA.

 Eligibility for Pharmacy Technician National Exam for Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPT):

  1. MTC Application.
  2. Must be 18 years of age.
  3. Must have high school diploma, GED or higher.
  4. Completed successfully Pharmacy Tecnician training school within the last 5 years.
  5. Provide evidence that you have successfully performed all skills and passed all the tests.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board:

To achieve PTCB Certification, candidates must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)*.
  • Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.
  • Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies.
  • Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

PTCB Exam Details:

  • Multiple choices.
  • 90 total questions. 10 unscored randomly distributed in the test.
  • 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • 10 minutes for tutorial and post exam survey.

 National Health Career Association (NHA)

  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Training program.
  • High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma).
  • Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.

 NHA Exam Details:

  • Testing will take place at a PSI Testing Center near you.
  • You must present valid identification.
  • Test must be completed in one continuous session.

ExCPT Certification Exam Details:

  • Multiple choices.
  • 100 questions, 20 pretest questions
  • Exam time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

OKLAHOMA PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PERMIT

The student who has successfully completed the training program, passed the national certification exam and gained employment at the pharmacy may request the pharmacist to initiate the process for gaining Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Permit.

 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TUITION AND FEES Books, binders and study guides are on rent. If the student fails to return undamaged Medical Billing and Coding Textbooks, he/she shall be charged $150.00 and the study guide is $80.00. If you do have a current background check, TB Test and BLS certification, the fees charged for those items will be deducted. We do require you to have solid black scrubs. This is an expense that is not included in our tuition fees and is the sole responsibility of the student to attain.
  ITEM COST
1 Tuition, and Name Badge $   1,300.00
2 Laboratory fees $        50.00
3 National Certification Exam  $      150.00
4 TB Skin Screen Test $        20.00
5 OSBI $        25.00
6 Drug Test $        50.00
7 BLS Certification $        60.00
  Total Cost $   1,655.00

Our Pharmacy Technician Program  will cover the following Objectives:

SECTION ONE: GENERAL PHARMACY

  • History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Federal Laws and Regulations
  • Pharmacy Ethics, Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians
  • Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians
  • Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, Routes of Administration, Drug Abbreviations, and Medical Terminology
  • Drug Information References
  • Prescription Processing
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Repackaging and Compounding
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Pharmacy Stock and Billing
  • Medication Safety and Error Prevention

SECTION TWO: BODY SYSTEMS

  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Respiratory System
  • Visual and Auditory Systems
  • The Integumentary System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Reproductive System

SECTION THREE: CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS

  • Antiinfectives
  • Antiinflammatories and Antihistamines
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Vaccines
  • Oncology Agents

SECTION FOUR: BASIC SCIENCES FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry

Post Pharmacy Technician Program Objectives

After completing the Pharmacy Technician program, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the typical responsibilities of a pharmacy technician and describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist, explain the differences between these two roles, and outline the regulations imposed on both by state and federal law
  3. Demonstrate the standard techniques and procedures required of pharmacy technicians for pharmacy operations, including aseptic operations, medication transcriptions, metric/apothecary conversions, drug dispensation, record keeping, and patient profiling
  4. List and explain all major classifications of drugs and understand their indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, dosing recommendations, routes of administration, and mechanisms of action
  5. Interact with pharmacists, customers, and business associates, displaying professional skills, appearance, and ethics in a work-experience setting.

Pharmacy Technician Job Description and Responsibilities

Include:

  • Receiving prescriptions and checking their validity
  • Processing prescriptions electronically and ensuring all information is complete and accurate
  • Selecting the appropriate medicine and measuring dosages to fill prescriptions

Job brief

We are looking for a dependable Pharmacy Technician that will process and fill prescriptions. You will also undertake other tasks under the direction of a pharmacist to provide excellent customer service and ensure the pharmacy runs smoothly.

As a pharmacy technician you must be detail-oriented and reliable since the job has high responsibility. You must possess excellent communication skills as well as aptitude in using computers.

Responsibilities

  • Sterilize surfaces and equipment and prepare the pharmacy for opening
  • Greet customers and answer questions
  • Receive prescriptions and check their validity
  • Process prescriptions electronically and ensure all information is complete and accurate
  • Resolve issues when they arise (e.g. rejected insurance claims)
  • Select the appropriate medicine and measure dosages to fill prescriptions
  • Sort, stock, label medication and monitor inventory
  • Undertake administrative tasks (e.g.record-keeping) as assigned
  • Comply with all security measures and quality standards

Requirements

  • Proven experience as pharmacy technician
  • Experience with an online prescription system is a plus
  • Knowledge of medication and dosage measurement
  • Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Reliable with a keen eye for detail
  • Successful completion of a pharmacy technician program
  • Certified Pharmacy technician is an asset

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