UW Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program: Learn, Practice, Do
Phone: (608) 890-8057
Fax: (608) 263-9424
UW Hospital and Clinics
Attn: JoAnna Gollmer
Mail Code 9457
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
The UW Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program in Madison, Wisconsin, has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be successful in your career as a pharmacy technician.
Our philosophy is to learn in a classroom environment, practice through simulated labs, and then do these things in actual patient-centered pharmacies.
What does a pharmacy technician learn?
- Pharmacology for Technicians
- Pharmacy Law and Regulations
- Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding
- Pharmaceutical Calculations
- Medication Safety
- Pharmacy Quality Assurance
- Medication Order Entry and Fill Process
- Pharmacy Inventory Management
- Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement
- Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Application
- Professional Development
What does a pharmacy technician practice?
UW Health Pharmacy Technician trainees learn essentially everything they will do as a pharmacy technician in a simulated setting:
- Measure, mix, count, label and record amounts of dosages of medications
- Receive written prescriptions or refill requests and verify information is correct
- Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs
- Fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix appropriate labels
- Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information
- Price and file filled prescriptions
- Clean and maintain equipment and work areas
- Establish and maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications, taken by individual patients
- Order, label and stock medications and supplies
- Enter and maintain inventory into the computer system
- Sterile product preparation
- Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records
- Mix pharmaceutical preparations
- Operate cash register and accept payment
- Deliver medications and supplies to patients
- Price stock and mark items for sale
- Maintain and merchandise over-the-counter medications, products and supplies
- Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests when appropriate
What does a pharmacy technician do?
UW Health Pharmacy Technician trainees put everything they have learned and simulated into practice in actual patient-centered pharmacies.