CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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 cte@doe.virginia.gov.

All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring the World of Pharmacy

  1. Describe the healthcare team.
  2. Describe various pharmacy settings.
  3. Describe the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy professionals, including the organizational chart.
  4. Obtain and maintain American Heart cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) / basic life support (BLS).
  5. Describe the professional organizations, regulatory boards, and credentialing in the field of pharmacy.

Building a Professional Career

  1. Research job opportunities for pharmacy technicians.
  2. Comply with current state and federal regulations with regard to the practice of pharmacy.
  3. Explain the role of professional ethics in the pharmacy workplace.
  4. Determine the legal responsibilities of the pharmacy technician.
  5. Explain the importance of professional development for pharmacy technicians.

Communicating in the Pharmacy Setting

  1. Use basic medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology as related to disease states and pharmacy care.
  2. Maintain patient, business, and personal confidentiality.
  3. Handle patient and customer service challenges.

Applying Pharmacy Calculations

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical mathematical skills.
  2. Perform mathematical calculations that are critical to the tasks of pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings.

Incorporating Safety Procedures

  1. Provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for the client.
  2. Identify environmental safety hazards, prevention methods, and disaster plans.
  3. Demonstrate general principles of asepsis.
  4. Describe standard precautions and infectious disease control measures.
  5. Identify sterilization and sanitation procedures.
  6. Identify laws and standards concerning infectious and hazardous waste.

Introducing Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs

  1. Use pharmaceutical references and resources.
  2. Describe the federal agencies involved in drug approvals and classifications.
  3. Describe the drug classification system.
  4. Explain the naming convention of drugs.
  5. Identify the therapeutic classes of drugs.