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An RPh doth make me pretentious
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.
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.
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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)
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