Supporting a skilled workforce in pharmacy

and promoting enhanced roles across the profession

Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians

The Pharmaceutical Society have a Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians training programme available for both hospital and community pharmacy technicians.

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Scope, Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

Pharmacy Technicians are an important part of the pharmaceutical care process and a framework that allows them to maintain their entry level knowledge and skills, and progress to advanced level practice in accuracy checking and management is essential.

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Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians work in both community and hospital pharmacies and assist pharmacists with the dispensing of prescription medicines.

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Programmes for the Level 3 - 6 Pharmacy Assistant and Technician qualifications are available from a range of education providers who work closely with the Society.

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Pharmacy Technician and Assistant qualificatons are developed by the Society in conjunction with the pharmacy sector to ensure they are relevant and up to date.

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Overseas trained Technicians/Pharmacists

Overseas qualified pharmacy staff, either technicians or pharmacists, can seek and may obtain work as pharmacy technicians or trainee pharmacy technicians in NZ provided they meet the criteria set out in the NZ Medicines Regulations and qualify for a work visa under Immigration New Zealand (INZ) requirements.

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