Certified Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role in supporting Pharmacists in all settings, including community pharmacy, hospitals and health-systems, and long-term care pharmacy. Today's medication-use systems rely heavily on pharmacy technicians. They are an integral member of the health care team and enable the pharmacists to provide patient-centered care where they have the authority and autonomy to manage medication therapy while working cooperatively with practitioners of other health disciplines to care for patients. It is imperative that pharmacy technicians be well qualified to meet these challenges and fulfill their supporting role in drug preparation and distribution.
Licensed Pharmacy Technician Trainees must complete 180 externship hours, complete a formal training program or on-the-job training and pass a national exam in order to become licensed with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, State Board of Pharmacy.
Linda has worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for Walgreens in the Washington County Area for the past six years and is still employed by Walgreens on a part time basis. She graduated from BYU Idaho with a Business Certificate.