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Program Director - Pharmacy Technician

Penn Foster is looking for an experienced Pharmacy Technology clinician and educator to lead our growing Pharmacy Technician program.  The Program Director is responsible for ensuring that students, partners, and employers reach the required outcomes through oversight of program design, learning, externship process in addition to the tactical, day-to-day operational oversight of the Pharmacy Technician Program. The Program Director is knowledgeable of online learning methodologies and evolving trends in education and related industries. The Program Director ensures compliance with all state, federal, and ASHP accreditation guidelines. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with the development of new and revised content for the Program in coordination with the Program Development Team.Ensure that the curriculum is current, encompasses modern instructional technologies, is in line with marketplace needs and industry standards, and meets regulatory and licensing requirements throughout the states
  • Facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment.
  • Coordinates and supervises the experiential pharmacy technician training, delegates preceptor responsibilities, and must ensure that pharmacists or designees oversee and guide all experiential training of the pharmacy technician trainees at the experiential sites.
  • Provide academic support to students via phone, e-mail, social media, correspondence and exam correction as needed
  • Supervise and provide leadership to the Program faculty and staff
  • Lead the operations of the Program Advisory Committee
  • Attend ASHP workshops and conferences on behalf of Penn Foster

Skills & Abilities

  • Education: Must possess a minimum of an Associate's degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Should have graduated from an ASHP-accredited pharmacy technician training program (not required if a licensed pharmacist.) 
  • Experience: Must be a nationally certified pharmacy technician; at least five years of experience in pharmacy practice; must be a member of a national pharmacy or education association and a state pharmacy association; must adhere to the state’s regulations for licensure or registration in the practice of pharmacy and demonstrate on-going continuing education in the field of pharmacy and/or education. 
  • Certifications: CPhT certification required.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Teaching experience preferred; online teaching experience highly desirable
    • Strong written and oral communication/presentation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook.
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