Pharmacy Technician
      and Clinical Medical
                 Assistant
       Training Programs

A Partnership Between
...
Schedule of Courses
   Pharmacy Technician – 27 weeks – Cody Center
    January 23, 2010 – August 28, 2010
   +120 hour ...
Boston Reed College
Founded in 1991
   Graduated– 70,000 + (sum total of all programs)
   Current Enrollment- 5,000 stud...
Boston Reed College

   Externship Partners- Boston Reed has built
    partnerships with over 6,000 medical facilities an...
Health Care to Remain
 a Hot Industry
Fourteen of the projected 20-fastest-growing
occupations are health-related.
Departm...
Demand for Health Career
Training
Health Industry Need
“The healthcare industry is predicted to grow at
a rate of 28 percent between 2002 and 2012,
adding 3...
Why is there an increased
demand? Any Guesses?
   Older population – need for skilled healthcare workforce
   Baby boome...
Pharmacy Technician

    “In the world of pharmacy, it’s increasingly the
    technicians who are minding the store.”
    ...
Role of Pharmacy
Technicians
   66% of employment is in retail environment
    – high level of customer service
   Estab...
Other Pharmacy Technician
Employment
Other than retail pharmacies, Pharmacy Technicians also
work in these types of employ...
Certificate of Completion

 Issued from Northwest College when
  you complete the externship portion
  of the program.
 ...
Pharmacy Technician
Program Summary
   Course designed to prepare student for
    eligibility to become a registered Phar...
State of Wyoming Requirements
for Pharmacy Technician

   Complete hours and pass Boston Reed tests and homework
    assi...
National Certification
   National Certification of Pharmacy Technicians
    A Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) has
 ...
How the Nursing Career
Ladder Works
               RN

         VN

CNA / CMA

 Minimum AS Degree
 required ultimately
CMA Program Summary

   20 weeks plus externship
       134 hours of classroom instruction
       160 hours externship
...
Clinical Medical Assistant
Responsibilities
   Work in a physician’s office or a clinic setting
   Greet & room patients...
Other Clinical Medical
Assistant Job Opportunities
   Private Doctor’s offices
   Hospital – State or Community Hospital...
Clinical Medical Assistant
National Certification
   National Center of Competency Testing (NCCT) for
    Medical Assisti...
Course Content for all
Boston Reed Courses
     Methods of Evaluation
      (80% passing rate required)
         Pre-ass...
Requirements for the
course
    Access to the Internet, an email account and a printer
     are required.
    Required w...
Externships
   Externship placement coordinated by Boston
    Reed staff
   Boston Reed has contracts with national reta...
Pre-Requisites


   For Externship Placement
       Competency in or completion of basic computer
        operations
   ...
Cost Comparisons
   What other schools charge
    for Pharmacy Technician courses
       College Certificate - $2,395 - ...
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM

   Student              SLM                 Loan
  Application
                      Approva...
Pharmacy Technician and Clinical
Medical Assistant -
A Great Career for All Ages
   Work evenings nights and
    weekends...
Other Costs for which to
Prepare/Budget
During the Course
At the discretion of the instructor and externship preceptor
   ...
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Pharmacy Technician Program

  1. 1. Pharmacy Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant Training Programs A Partnership Between Northwest College and Boston Reed College Presenters: Dr. Wendy Flint and Brittany Ashlock
  2. 2. Schedule of Courses  Pharmacy Technician – 27 weeks – Cody Center January 23, 2010 – August 28, 2010  +120 hour externship (3weeks)  Saturdays 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM  $2595  Clinical Medical Assistant – 20 weeks - Powell January 23, 2010 – June 26, 2010  +160 hour externship (4 weeks)  Saturdays  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM  $2595
  3. 3. Boston Reed College Founded in 1991  Graduated– 70,000 + (sum total of all programs)  Current Enrollment- 5,000 students actively enrolled in our programs.  Locations- Boston Reed is currently offering courses at 205 campus locations in 23 states.  Faculty- Boston Reed has over 1,500 faculty members  Pass rate – 85% of students who begin a program successfully complete the program.  Student Loan Program– Annually an estimated 250 students, who would otherwise not be able to take a program, will receive loans from SLM Financial Corporation to finance their education.
  4. 4. Boston Reed College  Externship Partners- Boston Reed has built partnerships with over 6,000 medical facilities and pharmacies so students can complete the externship portion of the program.  Externship Outcomes- 98% of students complete the externship portion of the program successfully. Of those completing, 56% received an outstanding rating and 35% received an above average rating.  Job Placement– While we do not offer a formal job placement program, 72% of those graduates self- reporting are using the skills they learned in a job or another educational setting.
  5. 5. Health Care to Remain a Hot Industry Fourteen of the projected 20-fastest-growing occupations are health-related. Department of Labor
  6. 6. Demand for Health Career Training
  7. 7. Health Industry Need “The healthcare industry is predicted to grow at a rate of 28 percent between 2002 and 2012, adding 3.5 million new jobs.” — Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, US Department of Labor, Emily Stover DeRocco  During the past 12 months, the health care sector overall has grown by 363,000 jobs, making it the largest industry in the United States, accounting for 13.5 million jobs.  According to the US Department of Labor the need for Pharmacy Technicians is expected to grow 30% by 2012.  53% increase is expected for Clinical Medical Assistants.
  8. 8. Why is there an increased demand? Any Guesses?  Older population – need for skilled healthcare workforce  Baby boomers approaching need for medical assistance and medications  Increased retail outlets – including pharmacies in Target and Wal-Mart  Change to 24-hour retail pharmacies and urgent care clinics – more employees for shifts  Laws have changed to allow two to three pharmacy technicians per pharmacist – Wyoming the only state with 3 techs per pharmacist  More specialized doctor’s offices  Doctors and Pharmacists need a skilled workforce to do tasks they used to do – such as medication preparation and basic patient care
  9. 9. Pharmacy Technician “In the world of pharmacy, it’s increasingly the technicians who are minding the store.” — Occupational Outlook Quarterly  Does most of the work in preparing and selling prescriptions (Pharmacists focus on patient care).  Checks inventory and places supply orders.  Techs retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and mix medication (Pharmacists check every prescription that technicians prepare before it is given to a patient.)  Prepare labels and select prescription containers
  10. 10. Role of Pharmacy Technicians  66% of employment is in retail environment – high level of customer service  Establish and maintain patient profiles  Prepare insurance claim forms  Take inventory of prescription and over-the- counter medications  Clean and help maintain equipment  Manage the cash register  In hospitals – prepare and deliver medication; assemble a 24-hour supply
  11. 11. Other Pharmacy Technician Employment Other than retail pharmacies, Pharmacy Technicians also work in these types of employment venues:  Long term care facilities that have pharmacies in house  Outpatient clinic pharmacies (such as hospital pharmacies that serve their clients which are different from inpatient or retail)  Home health care facilities including infusion and hospice  Closed door pharmacies, which are those that prepare, mix or package special types of compounded drugs or those that are mail order processing only  Research labs or biotech companies  Instructors or program coordinators at colleges/schools
  12. 12. Certificate of Completion  Issued from Northwest College when you complete the externship portion of the program.  Letter of completion issued by Boston Reed College.  PTCB certification issued by National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  13. 13. Pharmacy Technician Program Summary  Course designed to prepare student for eligibility to become a registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of Wyoming.  27 weeks of theory plus Externship  182 hours of classroom instruction  120 hours pharmacy externship provided by the College  Full staff of experts  Registration Process  Externship Placement  Student Records  1-800 # for students
  14. 14. State of Wyoming Requirements for Pharmacy Technician  Complete hours and pass Boston Reed tests and homework assignments  Register as Tech in Training with state within 10 days of starting externship ($15 fee)  Background check for criminal history done at that time ($50 fee)  Complete externship to receive Certificate of Completion  Take PCTB Test as soon as you feel ready  Can only be a Pharmacy Tech in Training for 2 years. You cannot renew Tech in Training. Must pass PTCB to continue.  Mail letter with registration form, PTCB results, and $50 payment to Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy to become a registered pharmacy technician  A Second background check is required  Name badge “Tech in Training” must be displayed
  15. 15. National Certification  National Certification of Pharmacy Technicians A Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) has successfully passed the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. This exam tests the knowledge and skills required of a Pharmacy Technician.  Certification is required to register as a Pharmacy Technician in Wyoming.  Practice exams and textbook will be included with your course curriculum  https://www.ptcb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=PTCB_ Exam
  16. 16. How the Nursing Career Ladder Works RN VN CNA / CMA Minimum AS Degree required ultimately
  17. 17. CMA Program Summary  20 weeks plus externship  134 hours of classroom instruction  160 hours externship  Full staff of experts  Externship Placement  Student Records
  18. 18. Clinical Medical Assistant Responsibilities  Work in a physician’s office or a clinic setting  Greet & room patients, perform vital signs, administer medications, assist physicians, etc.  Perform basic wound care  Drape patients  Collect specimens  Administer oral and injectible medications  There is no state registration for Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
  19. 19. Other Clinical Medical Assistant Job Opportunities  Private Doctor’s offices  Hospital – State or Community Hospitals  Clinics in Hospital  Specialized Doctor’s offices  Assisted Living  Chiropractor  Urgent care facilities  Prisons – county benefits  Orthopedic Doctor’s Office  Optometric Doctor’s Office
  20. 20. Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification  National Center of Competency Testing (NCCT) for Medical Assisting  Boston Reed Course approved – completion qualifies you to sit for the exam  Introduction to Phlebotomy and Medical Billing will be included  Electronic Records – online training  http://www.ncctinc.com/Certifications/FAQ.aspx
  21. 21. Course Content for all Boston Reed Courses  Methods of Evaluation (80% passing rate required)  Pre-assessment Math and English  Quizzes  Workbook Assignments  Competency Check-off  Midterm Exam  Final Exam  Externship  Equipment, textbooks and supplies provided  Handouts downloaded from online
  22. 22. Requirements for the course  Access to the Internet, an email account and a printer are required.  Required weekly handouts for the course are available online and must be printed out and brought to each class session. Print out the first week’s materials prior to the first class session.  ENGLISH LANGUAGE & MATH SCREENING ASSESSMENT  In order to succeed in the course you must have a basic mastery of the English language as well as knowledge of basic mathematical calculations.  Will be done in the first class session.  Two opportunities to pass the assessment
  23. 23. Externships  Externship placement coordinated by Boston Reed staff  Boston Reed has contracts with national retail pharmacies & outpatient clinics and physicians’ offices  Hours depend upon your availability  Students placed within 30 - 60 days of course completion if available 40 hrs/wk – 90+ if you can only work 2 or 3 days a week  Not paid during externship  Must be 18 years of age; HS Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  24. 24. Pre-Requisites  For Externship Placement  Competency in or completion of basic computer operations  Proof of completion of CPR for the healthcare provider, proof of a current physical examination, including tuberculosis screening  Submit resume
  25. 25. Cost Comparisons  What other schools charge for Pharmacy Technician courses  College Certificate - $2,395 - $2,995  College/University Credit or Non-Credit Certificate Programs - $4,000 - $6,000 • 18 months – 2 years to complete - 4 days a week  Private schools - $10,000 - $17,000
  26. 26. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Student SLM Loan Application Approval Funds On-line Contracts To BRC- sent to funds student. forwarded to school Students can apply for a credit-based loan through SLM Financial www.slmfinancial.com using the Boston Reed College account.
  27. 27. Pharmacy Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant - A Great Career for All Ages  Work evenings nights and weekends – choice of shifts  Work part time while studying to become a pharmacist or nurse  Opportunity for higher wages than retail or clinical nursing assistant  All ages welcomed in the field  Great “new career” for boomers or part-time career for “beyond boomers”
  28. 28. Other Costs for which to Prepare/Budget During the Course At the discretion of the instructor and externship preceptor students may be required to obtain:  Scrubs and/or a lab coat: $20 – $60  White closed toe, comfortable shoes: $20 – $60  Medical Physical + TB Test $60 - $100  PTCB exam $129  NCCT – MA exam $135  Background Checks $50 each  Tech in Training Registration $15
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