Being a pharmacy technician is not an easy job, so it’s important to make sure you have all the tools and skills you need to excel in your career. If you are a pharmacy technician, you may be thinking of changing careers this year, or even just thinking about upskilling yourself in your current role. Here are a few ways you can be a superb pharmacy technician and how Clarity Recruitment is guaranteed to help you smash your career goals for the year.
As a technician, you’ll find that each of your duties, such as filling prescriptions, correctly labelling and categorising stock, and verifying patients’ information, requires you to be constantly vigilant to guard against errors. Making sure you get a good night’s sleep before your shift will help you concentrate and stay organised.
A good technician will be compassionate and make patients feel at ease, while also dispensing medical advice in terms that are easy to understand. However, it isn’t just the public that a good technician must communicate with. Pharmacy technicians mostly work as part of a larger healthcare team. You may find yourself dealing with large teams of technicians, pharmacists, or other healthcare professionals, so people skills and indeed communication skills will be at the top of your priorities!
Advances in technology mean that the tools pharmacy technicians use are always changing. It is vital that these professionals keep up-to-date with the latest software, which will help them to work more efficiently. Here at Clarity we offer training courses and guides on PMR systems such as McLernon's and TouchStore. You can read more about our TouchStore training here.
It’s important to remember that in order to take care of other people’s health, you have to look after your own as well. A pharmacy technician will be on their feet for large parts of the day. Therefore, it’s vital to keep your energy levels up. Staying healthy will also help you remain focused throughout long shifts, so it’s less likely that you will make mistakes. Again, a good night’s sleep, eating proper meals and taking time to breathe throughout the day will help you get to the end of your shift!
Once you have become a qualified technician, don’t make the mistake of thinking your education has finished. The healthcare industry is always changing. Medical and pharmaceutical journals, health blogs and training courses are all great resources for any pharmacy technician looking to advance their knowledge in this fast-paced, developing field. Keep an eye on Clarity’s blog and social media for updates in these areas.
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