Quote from mitk
JCAHO says med recs need to be done on ALL patients seen in the inpatient or outpatient setting. Sure is expensive to pay a pharmacist to do med recs, I would think you could hire an admit RN to do this.
A Pharm Tech is not the Pharmacist.
A Pharmacy technician
, also sometimes known as a pharmaceutical technician
, performs pharmacy related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist or other health professional or other health professional.
The professional requirements to become a pharmacy technician vary across jurisdictions, but generally
entail knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical services as obtained through formal training.
Generally, completion of high school is needed to be eligible to become a pharmacy technician, but a university degree is not required. Pharmacy technician training programs are mostly offered by technical colleges and community colleges, and also sometimes by the military, some hospitals, proprietary schools, or through online or distant learning (correspondence schools).
Areas of study may include relevant laws, pharmacy and healthcare ethics, retail and hospital pharmacy practice, medical terminology, human physiology and diseases, alternative medicine, pharmacotherapeutics, customer care, retail and hospital software systems, inventory management, and infection control.
Practical training, such as completing an internship in a pharmacy, is also often required as part of training for employment as a pharmacy technician.
They actually cost slightly less that having a RN in most cases...approx $35,000...in my part of the country. A Certified Tech (not required) will make slightly more.