Talk:Pharmacy technician

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An RPh doth make me pretentious

re: labcoats[edit]

i see that unnecessary. all employees behind a pharmacy counter, regardless of Chain, Store, or Independent are required to wear coats or name tags that identify them of their job title. I have a white lab coat, wear a tie to work, and the coat is embroidered with my name a CPhT - Lead Pharmacy Technician. In this situation EVERYONE, the store and the employee were breaking the law in not having him wear clear identification that he was a pharmacy tech and not a pharmacist.


If anyone was wondering, I've removed every "f**k" word present in this article and basically reverted back to the older edit made by the antivandalbot.Maht1 17:42, 16 September 2006 (UTC)maht1



warning: can cause hypertension.....

On the job experience not mandatory for certification by PTCB.[edit]

I attended evening CPhT preparation classes, I passed class at the equivalent of 90%, I subsequently passed the PTCE, I am currently a CPhT, I am employed as an entry level pharm tech. Before the prep classes, I had no pharmacy experience, aside from being a consumer/patient.

In my opinion, classroom training without actual measurable skills training (at the least), or, preferably, on the job training, is a weak situation. I believe that there is good sense behind how so MANY other trades will not let you advance to a new level (certification) without documented experience. Why did I do it? Because I had to choose a new career, and obtaining CPhT certification did NOT require experience, a double win for me, I guess. I'll have experience soon enough, since local pharmacies are, for the most part, not requiring CPhT as a condition of employment.

My manager, an RPh, thinks certification 'isn't worth it' and 'doesn't make for a better employee'. Other pharmacists echo his sentiment of certification not making for a better employee. He employs 4 or 5 CPhTs, myself included, so his view is not based solely om my performance.

While I hope to gain the experience needed to alter my managers perceptions of a CPhT, I also understand his view that he sees little difference between certified and uncertified.

From what I've experienced on my job, I'd say CPhT should remain a separate topic, but possibly merge all pharmacy technician certification into a single separate topic.

Whether on the job training should (or should not) be mandated prior to certification, I leave discussion of that subject to another venue. mmmmna (talk) 01:05, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

External links[edit]

External links on Wikipedia are supposed to be "encyclopedic in nature" and useful to a worldwide audience. Please read the external links policy (and perhaps the specific rules for medicine-related articles) before adding more external links.

The following kinds of links are inappropriate:

  • Online discussion groups or chat forums
  • Personal webpages and blogs
  • Multiple links to the same website
  • Websites that are recruiting for clinical trials
  • Websites that are selling things (e.g., books or memberships)

I realize that some links are helpful to certain people, but they still do not comply with Wikipedia policy, and therefore must not be included in the article. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:22, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Since CPhT was orphaned, and both articles need major reworking, I'm merging CPhT into the Training and certification section. Filpaul (talk) 23:32, 6 February 2011 (UTC)