More pay. Multitasking & sick guests.
Closing at 6pm on weekends & 9pm during the week.
Opening at 9am everyday.
Getting knowledge & experience can lead to other job opps outside of spot, if your get certification.
You might be a cashier there.
What kind of training is offered to new pharmacy techs with no experience?
I don't know that I'd call myself an "expert", but thanks for the vote of confidence :thumbsup:Mamak1 is our current expert. Post her help.
Yes, like redeye said, this is about it as far as "formal" training goes. Now with flu-shots coming, there's also one on those. Other than that, it's all pretty much hands-on. You should be assigned a "trainer" who will go over the rest...where certain drugs are kept (the ones that are used most often *aka "fast movers" are usually kept separate), how to fill, labeling, computer training (AFA processing scripts, insurance, guest info, etc), reporting, returns, ordering, etc. How quickly you go through all of this is basically dependent on two things: the volume of your pharmacy and how adept you are at "picking things up". The one thing I can't stress enough is ACCURACY. Don't worry about doing things quickly (that will come with time), worry about doing things correctly. Nothing makes a pharmacist more irate than a tech that constantly makes mistakes :disappoint:There's a training plan that consists of several components w/testing for each one. Took me about 2 hrs. You learn the 5 steps of Rx processing from intake to the final check-out w/the guest, emphasis on HIPPA, current FDA restrictions on pseudoephedrine purchases & the like.
I think in every state, the pharmacist has to "check" the script at the very least. We do a majority of the order, the only thing the pharmacists have to do are the CII's, but they don't "check" what we order or anything...they now have to check in the order when it arrives as well (why, I have no idea, but rules have changed), and they also now have to keep a log of the number of bottles of "certain controlled substances" we go through to make sure we are "dispensing" the same amount we are "ordering" (all Targets have to do this now)...At my store, no way!
The pharmacist makes sure all scripts are done for the day. Techs order pills & such by 6pm, with pharamacist' s ok.