Do you enjoy problem solving, helping people, providing exceptional service, and working with a team? If so, training to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician is the first step on a progressive career ladder at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. As a Technician, you can quickly grow to become an Advanced Technician, a Pharmacy Lead, Trainer or Supervisor. Pharmacy Technicians are detail oriented, enjoy a fast-paced environment and are committed to helping patients access the medications they need.
The Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program is designed to give trainees the knowledge and skills they need to embark upon a career in the Pharmacy. Up to 20 individuals will be selected and hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock to become Certified Pharmacy Technicians in our Retail, Specialty or Inpatient Pharmacies in Lebanon, NH.
During the 9 week training period trainees earn college credits and an hourly training wage. At the end of the program students sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and are enrolled in a 2000 hour US DOL Registered Apprenticeship. The starting salary for Apprentices upon graduation is $17.00 per hour.
This full-time, hands-on training program includes both classroom and on-the-job training. Courses offered include Pharmacology, Processing and Handling of Medications and Medication Orders, Procurement, Billing, Reimbursement, Healthcare Professional Communication and Patient & Medication Safety.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more to attend one of the Program Information Sessions. This is the first step to starting your career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician!
This opportunity could be a great fit if you are:
An Investigator: you are interested in solving a problem, in figuring out how to save a patient money, in learning how equipment works, in understanding a process and how to improve it.
Excited about Technology: would enjoy working with the advanced robotics and informatics that are involved in dosing and dispensing drugs and medicine.
Motivated by Helping People: you gain satisfaction in your work from helping people – whether they are your patients, patient families, pharmacy and clinical colleagues.
A Patient Advocate and Clinical Partner: able to empathize with the stressful life situations that your customers are experiencing and able to put their needs first through empathy, patience and personal resilience.
Honorable: you have a high moral ethic, recognize the significance and importance of your work, and take pride in safeguarding patient prescriptions and doing the right thing.