Program Hours: 424.4 Hours
Training Time: 9 months
Next Hire Date: Ongoing as positions are available (search “Pharmacy Technician 1” positions to apply)
Join a culture that encourages growth, teamwork, diversity, pride, efficiency, and exceptional patient care. Our team of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians focus on providing the best patient care, and work closely with all healthcare providers, including physicians, residents, social workers, and nurses. We connect with our community and serve a diverse population of patients. Applicants must pass a math and language pre-enrollment assessment for acceptance into the program. No pharmacy experience required.
What is a Pharmacy Technician?
A Pharmacy Technician works closely with Pharmacists to help prepare and distribute medicines to patients. This role includes screening prescription orders for accuracy, prepare prescriptions by retrieving medication, measuring medication (count, pour, weigh, measure and sometimes mix), and distribution of medications to patient care units or directly to patients.
- Our Pharmacy Technician program involves on-line education, simulations, and on-the-job training.
- Important topics covered in the PTU curriculum include: medication error prevention and safety, calculations, pharmacology, community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, federal law, and state specific pharmacy law.
- Graduates are well trained to meet high quality performance standards and are prepared to pass state and national certification exams.
PTCE Pass Rate: 100% since March 2022 (Beginning of Pharmacy Technician University National Standards Curriculum to meet ASHP/ACPE accreditation)
For more information about our training program please review our admission requirements.
Where do Pharmacy Technicians work at UVA?
Pharmacy Technicians work in our Specialty, Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacies.
Why join UVA as a Pharmacy Technician in training?
Our UVA Pharmacy Services has a career ladder that allows advancement. Trainees will start as a Pharmacy Technician 1 and they can then advance through Pharmacy Technician 4. Much depends on the motivation of the individual. They may also choose to pursue a career as a pharmacist. Others find this introduction to healthcare leads them to careers in nursing, radiology technology, respiratory therapy, or other roles in the hospital setting.
How does this work?
Trainees are hired with no prior experience other than high school diploma or equivalent. Pharmacy Technicians will complete self-paced online training, simulations, and on the job training.
UVA will pay you a full time salary and benefits. Our benefits package equals about 30% of your salary! UVA asks for 1 year commitment from those we train.