Title: Lead Technician, Patient Care Services Coordinator
Employer: Ehardt's Pharmacy and Medical Supply
Member since: Jan. 28, 2000
Describe Your Role/Day In the Life:
Pimarily, I am responsible for the training of pharmacy technicians new to the corporation and ongoing advanced training mentor to all pharmacy staff. I am responsible for implementing, marketing and maintaining the auto-refill program, adherence packaging program and long-term care/adult foster/assisted living programs. Additionally, I also oversee the planning and implementation of annual Pharmacy Week promotions and activities.
Why You’re an MSHP/MPA/MSPT Member:
I am a member because I am committed to the recognition and advancement of pharmacy technicians as an integral member of the healthcare team. This can only be accomplished by building technician/pharmacist partnerships, continuing education (CE), seeking out opportunities for expansion of duties and responsibilities and the promotion of excellence within the profession.
I am honored to have been recognized as the 2019 MSPT Technician of the Year and to have made my first appearance as a speaker during the MSCP/MSPT co-sponsored CE event, "May the Fourth Be With You."
How MSHP/MPA/MSPT Has Helped You Achieve Any Accomplishments:
My involvement has reinforced my feelings of value to the pharmacy profession and has given me innumerable opportunities to interact with and learn from pharmacy professionals from all practice settings and all stages of experience! Access to this wealth of knowledge has proven invaluable to me time and time again, both professionally and personally. During a recent family medical crisis, the very first person I reached out to for advice and support was a pharmacist I met while working on a MSCP committee. By being active and engaged in MPA activities, I have also been privileged to have been appointed to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certification Council and the Vice-Chair of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Development Committee (2016-present).