2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Pharmacy Technician I (8305/36 weeks, 140 hours)
NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring the World of Pharmacy
- Describe the healthcare team.
- Describe various pharmacy settings.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy professionals, including the organizational chart.
- Obtain and maintain American Heart cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) / basic life support (BLS).
- Describe the professional organizations, regulatory boards, and credentialing in the field of pharmacy.
Building a Professional Career
- Research job opportunities for pharmacy technicians.
- Comply with current state and federal regulations with regard to the practice of pharmacy.
- Explain the role of professional ethics in the pharmacy workplace.
- Determine the legal responsibilities of the pharmacy technician.
- Explain the importance of professional development for pharmacy technicians.
Communicating in the Pharmacy Setting
Applying Pharmacy Calculations
Incorporating Safety Procedures
- Provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for the client.
- Identify environmental safety hazards, prevention methods, and disaster plans.
- Demonstrate general principles of asepsis.
- Describe standard precautions and infectious disease control measures.
- Identify sterilization and sanitation procedures.
- Identify laws and standards concerning infectious and hazardous waste.