Coordinator, Pharmacy Technician Program (Tenure Track)
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Title: Coordinator, Pharmacy Technician Program (Tenure Track)
Date: August 2021 Reports to: Dean, Health Science, Math and Industrial Technology
Purpose of Position
The Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all instruction and related Pharmacy Technician program management activities. The Program Coordinator is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives; ensuring program compliance with state standards and requirements, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) criteria, regulations, and policies.
Ability and/or desire to teach in not only a face-to-face format, but in a virtual synchronous, blendflex, and/or competency-based format. Additionally, they will stay current with professional issues, be a member of a national or state pharmacy association and be committed continuing education in the field of pharmacy and pharmacy education as required by the ASHP.
Key Measurable Expectations:
The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.
- Serve as the primary liaison between Lewis & Clark Community College and the ASHP to maintain favorable accreditation status.
- Actively participate in industry associations such as MPA, PTEC, and other Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy specific groups in order to stay abreast of industry changes and employer needs.
- Curriculum Development: Develop and/or revise course(s) in collaboration with academic and industry colleagues.
- Evaluates and updates assessment tools to ensure that proper measurements of competency are being utilized that best align with PTCE objectives and employer expectations.
- Support department members related to curriculum support, externship coordination, student records maintenance, and grading/assessment activities.
- Expand the Externship (EXPERIENTIAL) program as required by ASHP, to include non-retail pharmacy sites.
- Organize and lead an effective advisory committee system in support of the program.
- Ensure that the program and curriculum offerings are in full compliance with the requirements for accreditation through ASHP, certification (PTCB), and other standards stipulated by appropriate external agencies.
- Evaluate program, participants, and student performance on a regular basis.
- In collaboration with the Dean, develop and update the Program Strategic Plan (as required by ASHP) that will include short/long-term goals, measurable objectives, strategies for achieving goals and objectives, and address program outcomes.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Associate’s Degree or higher (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
- Must be either a licensed pharmacist or a nationally certified pharmacy technician. If CPhT, must have graduated from an ASHP-accredited training program
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in the pharmacy practice
- Prior teaching or related field experience
- Must be able to demonstrate on-going continuing education in the practice of pharmacy and/or education
- Must be a member of a national pharmacy or education association and a state pharmacy association.
- Must be proficient with the use of computers
- Demonstrated commitment to our community college mission required.
PROCESS: The College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for Fall, 2021. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration for the position, applications should submit all materials. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
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