Episode 15 - The Future for Pharmacy Technicians in Independent Pharmacy Part 1 ft. Dr. Lisa Schwartz and Dr. Beth Bryan

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This is part one of the six-part series covering The Future of Pharmacy Technicians from an employer’s perspective. This series is going to be an open conversation to discuss where employers see the role of pharmacy technicians evolving as well as the opportunities and obstacles of getting there.

The first two parts of this six-part series cover Independent Pharmacy. This week, Mike sits with Dr. Beth Bryan of Surgoinsville Pharmacy in Tennessee and Dr. Lisa Schwartz of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

• The Surgoinsville Pharmacy and Dr. Beth Bryan’s role in that organization

• The NCPA and Dr. Lisa Schwartz’s role in that organization

• The primary roles, functions, and duties carried out by pharmacy technicians in both organizations

• Top KSAs for technicians in both organizations

• What KSAs will technicians need that they may not have today

• The most important soft skills needed today for pharmacy technicians

• The primary roles, functions, and duties of pharmacy technicians in the next 5 to 10 years

Reach out to Dr. Lisa Schwartz:
Dr. Lisa Schwartz LinkedIn

Reach out to Dr. Beth Bryan:
Dr. Beth Bryan Website

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