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How Changes in Pharmacy Standards and Regulations are Impacting Employers

Allied Health careers are one of the most in-demand jobs in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – the Job Outlook for Pharmacy Technicians, in the next 8 years, is growing 5% faster than any other occupation. Additionally, according to the American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education (AIMS) – A Pharmacy Technician career is one of the top-paying Allied Health Careers.

Nearly every pharmacy across the country struggles to fill their (pharmacy) technician talent pipeline. The industry’s average turnover rate is in the upper 20%’s. Vacancy costs are affecting the efficiency and bottom line of pharmacies.

How are changes in pharmacy standards impacting employers?

Well, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced that effective January 1, 2020, any (pharmacy) technician interested in becoming Nationally Certified, must complete a PTCB approved training program. This new mandate is a HUGE step towards standardizing training for the industry.

The National Community Pharmacists Association performed a case study identifying the return on investments for training your pharmacy staff. Utilizing e-learning tools to train the staff and verify competency resulted in saving millions of dollars in employee training costs. Additionally, requiring technician staff to go through a training program and become nationally certified resulted in higher quality staff and increased efficiency for the pharmacy.

Some employers fear that this change will make recruiting talent an even bigger burden on HR teams. There is a solution! I’m happy to share, MedCerts fully ONLINE Pharmacy Technician training programs meet the PTCB’s CPhT Program Recognition Attestation requirements. MedCerts programs assistant employers in faster recruiting and training/cross-training efforts. In result – organizations will experience a faster process to train and Certify talent, lower churn, and elevate skills which results in retaining in-house talent.

What is MedCerts doing about it?

According to the ACPE / ASHP, MedCerts is the first school to offer a fully Online ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician training program in the industry. The MedCerts Experience includes, but is not limited to One-on-One dedicated student support, Open enrollment, PTCB Exam-prep, and delivers a higher level of content incorporating a multimedia-based training platform.

As I spend time visiting different states and meeting with influential industry leaders, I am overcome by the level of excitement folks have for MedCerts Online pharmacy technician training programs. MedCerts is leading the way in online education and training.

If you are interested in learning more about how MedCerts can benefit your organization whether it’s to train your employees, prepare talent for National Certification, or offer additional online video-didactic-content for a blended Pharmacy program, please submit the information request form at the bottom of this page or reach out to Domenic Policicchio III, Director of Business Development at (734) 469-5188 or [email protected].

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Domenic Policicchio III

 

Written March 30, 2018

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