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Consider Becoming A Pharmacy Technician Intern

Ready to Change Your Life with a Career in the Medical Field?

There is no better time to join the Baptist Health Care Pharmacy team through a paid internship. The health care industry is growing at a fast pace, and Baptist Health Care is expanding its reach within our community. Pharmacy technicians are being called to take on more responsibilities in patient care. Our industry is expected experience job growth of 9% over the next 10 years – totaling 402,000 new positions.

Baptist Hospital offers a six-month paid internship. Our program is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy and is designed to prepare students for the third-party certification exam for employment as a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED certificate to qualify for the program.

What to Expect During Your Internship

Students learn the basics of pharmacy through direct instruction, interactive tasks and practice assignments. Internship expectations include:

  • Complete the PassAssured web-based modules (8 sections).
  • Achieve 80% or higher on all tests and the final exam.
  • Complete a minimum of 160 hours of training and education completed within six months.
  • Participate in on-the-job training within the pharmacy as a pharmacy technician intern.

Topics covered include:

  • Calculations and measurements
  • Pharmacy law
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical terminology and abbreviations
  • Maintenance of inventory
  • Patient record systems
  • Data processing
  • Automation processes

Scheduled education days and on-the-job training shifts are typically eight hours in duration and include a weekend rotation and two holidays annually. After successfully completing the PassAssured program, interns are eligible to apply for pharmacy technician registration in Florida. Interns are also eligible to apply for national certification through qualifying agencies (PTCB or ExCPT).

Employed team members can receive reimbursement for obtaining their national pharmacy technician certification through Baptist’s Life Long Learning tuition reimbursement program. In return for the training received through the internship, participants agree to work in a pharmacy technician role with Baptist Health Care for two years* or pay back $1,500.

*Baptist Health Care does not guarantee an intern employment with any of our facilities after program completion.

The role of a pharmacy technician goes far beyond processing prescription requests. Our role makes an impactful difference in the efficiency and safety of pharmacy operations and patient care.

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