Certified Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians must possess strong attention to detail, as most of their day to day tasks involve measuring, dosing and dispensing prescription medication according to highly specific orders. They must also have good written and verbal communication skills to provide better and more effective form of communication with other pharmacists, patients, and medical professionals or medical representatives they come into contact with.
Pharmacy technicians must take the initiative in adapting themselves on general and advanced drug information and any major changes occurring in the emerging industry. They may be required to read and be informed on several drug studies, re-evaluate pharmaceutical literature or develop reports about different prescription medications and dispensing activities. In a critical and rapid pharmaceutical environment, they must also possess strong organizational skills and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment without making mistakes.
Pharmacy technicians are generally trained in all medical software programs used by the pharmacy so that they can accurately fill prescription orders, administer patient billing information and accommodate patient reciprocity n a time-efficient manner. Most of them may become proficient in the following kinds of software programs:
- Medical software that covers several areas such as patient records and prescription processing
- Inventory management software that includes Cardinal Health Pyxis CII Safe
- Database software that is used to check for drug compatibility
- According software that is used for medical billing and reimbursements
- Label-making software
Most Pharmacy technicians nowadays have enjoyed a rewarding career in the constantly improving and evolving industry of healthcare and prescription medicine while continuing and promoting a stable and straightforward pharmaceutical work environment.
As a certified pharmacy technician, you are the intermediary professional between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies and patients. You are tasked to receive and verify prescriptions, as well as prepare patient medication – all with no committed mistake. Due to the criticality of your daily activities, MITS offers rigorous training program to better equip you with your necessary required skills and be able to apply it effectively on your future career.
With MITS, we can help you gain the skills needed and bring an edge and stability to career through our pharmacy technician training. Our quality program covers the essential aspects in your line of work, including the indications, side effects, dosage calculations and administration methods of the major classes of drugs. This course prepares participants for the CPhT certification exam, advancing the way to your career’s rapid growth in a worthwhile field. At the end of this coursework, participants are expected to have gained several learning insights and skills such as:
- Offer the best medication and other health products to patients
- Mix and balance intravenous solutions
- Count tablets and label bottles
- Be able to understand and receive electronic prescriptions from medical offices
- Manage computer order entry of prescriptions
- Receive and interpret written prescriptions and requests for patient refills
- Verify complete and accurate drug prescriptions
- Manage stock and inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications
As part of our participant’s training in our Pharmacy Technician program, they’ll be able to gain experience with IV therapy. This skill set, most often used in hospitals, provides a better way of preparing them for a variety of jobs in the field, offering graduates a competitive advantage.
Overview of Learning Activities
This course is designed to offer participants with comprehensive coverage of the various topic areas. MITS’ course program will thoroughly provide the nuclear details around which the topics will be covered. We deliver a student centered approach in this coursework to provide better guidance and more effective adoption to the information presented. This course is handled by our expert instructor, coupled with engaging texts, hands-on exercises and real work situations.
Overview of Learning Resources
In this coursework, learning resources include the use of recommended text books, lecture notes (as presented through PowerPoint presentations), handouts or references on selected topics.
- Overview on the Profession of Pharmacy
- Regulations for Drug Development
- Pharmacy Operations and Procedures
- Introduction to Drug Prescribers in Healthcare
- Veterinarians as Prescribers
- Drug Information Sources
- Drug Manufacturers, Monographs, and Package Inserts
- Effective Label Preparation
- Different Forms of Dosages
- Routes of Drug Administration
- Overview on Prescriptions
- Pharmacy Arithmetics
- Pharmaceutical Calculations
- Pharmaceutical Dispensing: General Practical Considerations
- Pharmaceutical Dispensing: The Solid Dose Forms
- Pharmaceutical Dispensing: The Liquid Dose Forms (Oral)
- Pharmaceutical Dispensing: The Topical Dose Forms
- Pharmaceutical Dispensing: Other Miscellaneous Dose Forms
- Overview on the Basic Chemistry of Drug Molecules
- Understanding How Drugs Work
- Poisons and Drug Emergencies
- Addictive Drugs
- Drug Adverse Reaction and Drug Interactions
- Compounding of Sterile Products
- Medical Terminology
- Overview on Anatomy and Physiology
- Drug Class: Prescription
- Drug Class: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs
- General Medical Conditions
- The Infectious Disease
- Pharmacy Technician Intership