The scope of pharmacy technician responsibilities continues to expand. This provides great opportunities for technicians to function at a higher level of practice. Earning additional pharmacy technician credentials, such as the Medication History Assessment-Based Certificate, is a way for me to advance professionally and build my career. The advanced level of knowledge demonstrated in specific areas with the certificates serves to enhance our overall team’s focus on patient safety. Advanced technician credentials help remove barriers to technician advancement that exist in pharmacy practice. These credentials assess our knowledge and experience, and we gain recognition from our peers.
Clinical Manager, Technician/Support Staff, Hospital Pharmacy, Gundersen Health System