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The Trick to Being an Amazing Pharmacy Technician

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Working as a pharmacy technician is a highly rewarding but high-energy profession. You’ll be on the front lines of a busy pharmacy and be the first point of contact for most customers. People skills and good organizational abilities are a must, but there are a few other tricks and skills you can cultivate to truly stand out as a pharmacy technician. Be on Time for Work This might sound obvious, but given the breakneck speed at which most pharmacies run, especially those in a retail setting, there’s no room for tardiness in the pharmacy technician profession. Be Mindful of the..


5 Hacks for Busy Pharmacy Technicians

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The life of a pharmacy technician is a rewarding, but busy, one. There are always prescriptions to be filled, stock to be managed, and customers to be served.    So, whether you are a recent graduate looking forward to starting your first pharmacy technician, or a recent graduate of our Pharmacy Technician School, here are five easy hacks to streamline your work. Speed Counting Pill prescriptions need to be counted and double-counted to ensure the right amount is given to the customer. To do a faster double-count, count in batches of five rather than individually. If you’re not using a..


The Huge Need for Pharmacy Technicians on the Eve of the Vaccination Rush

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With the new U.S administration agreeing that large retail pharmacy chains such as CVS and Walgreens are to partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to roll out the new Covid-19 vaccination, a huge wave of new positions has opened up countrywide.  The Rush to Recruit Pharmacy Technicians Walgreens, in particular, has been aggressively recruiting pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and registered nurses on the even of the vaccine rollout. The company is actively recruiting for around 8,000 to 9,000 pharmacy-based positions across the U.S.    Representatives of Walgreens have been making both in-person and virtual pitches to newly..


Pharmacy Technician Training: a Step-By-Step Career Guide

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If you are considering starting your new career by becoming a Pharmacy Technician, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide that will walk you through how to obtain the right qualifications, how to get nationally certified, and how to start applying for the job of your dreams. Choosing the Right Pharmacy Technician Training Program The first step in creating your new career as a pharmacy technician is to find a training program that works for you.    Here at Northwest, our Pharmacy Technician Training Program is designed to fit around your life and commitments, which is why we offer a blended..


Why Do Vaccines Take So Long to Make?

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In recent weeks, both Pfizer and Moderna have announced that their Covid-19 vaccines have performed well in testing and could be ready for distribution by 2021. The British Oxford Uni-AstraZeneca vaccine has also performed well in trials and had a less stringent need to be stored at extremely low temperatures.   However, given that vaccine trials often take years to complete, there has been some concern raised by the general public about potential safety issues created by vaccine fast-tracking.   These concerns have no real basis in reality and, in this article, we’ll be looking at why the longer testing..