Pharmacy Technicians work in hospital and community pharmacies. You will work with pharmacists to perform activities such as dispensing, compounding, repackaging, managing inventory, preparing sterile products and handling monetary transactions. You communicate extensively with patients, health care professionals and third-party insurance agents.
Pharmacy Technicians are detail-oriented and able to problem solve and multi-task. Various duties require proficient manual dexterity.
Demand for employees in the pharmacy field is growing:
• The Bow Valley College Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), allowing graduates to write national certification exams, which will become the standard for entry to practice.
• There is demand for Pharmacy Technicians in hospital, community and long-term care. More pharmacies, increased pharmacy hours, an aging population, and a significant shortage of pharmacists across Canada all contribute to a positive growth outlook for Pharmacy Technicians.