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Hospital pharm tech

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by UrbanPharm, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. UrbanPharm

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    Maybe this is in the wrong forum, but...

    How in the world can you get hired on as a tech in a hospital? They all want you to have hospital experience, but how do you get it if you can't get hired?
     
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  3. pms_testosterone

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    How it works here: apply anyway, even if you don't meet the experience requirement. You'll eventually be hired as a casual or part time employee and get experience.
    It also helps a lot to know someone who works in the hospital pharmacy. :(
     
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  4. UTautomer

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    Where I live, a certification in IV Admixture is required a lot of the time, and will help you a lot in getting a job in a hospital setting. That said, the cost of the class is rather expensive. If you can afford the class, go for it (it's a 2 day class). Otherwise, apply with what you have and hope they look at you.
     
  5. KC5892

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    You can try to volunteer. A lot of hospitals (at least in my area) take volunteers for the pharmacy, get some experience try and apply again.
     
  6. Pharm_D2B

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    Well where I live, you need 1000 hours min. experience as a pharmacy tech and als0 be certified to apply as a hospital tech.
     
  7. UrbanPharm

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    Thanks guys! I'll just keep applying and see what happens. Just started pharm school, so I'll probably be pretty busy anyway.
     

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