Pharmacy Technician - Career Training Instructor (Pharmacy Technician Program)

Job description

Reading Area Community College welcomes diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and belief system among others.  As an institution, we value and respect diversity; therefore, it is important for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to understand differences, to interact effectively with others, and to prepare for the demands of a globalized world.  As an open admission institution, RACC serves students of all levels of academic preparedness. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. RACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

Working Hours:        

Flexible Schedule, include daytime, evening, and Saturday hours as required by the needs of the position.


The Career Training (CT) Pharmacy Technician Program Instructor reports to the Healthcare Coordinator of the Center for Career Training, Community Education, & Professional Development who will assign location and hours of the Career Training Instructor activities. The CT Pharmacy Technician Program instructor provides academic instruction and student academic support for assigned academic department. The CT Pharmacy Technician Program Instructor is responsible for teaching a curriculum to students using theories and fundamentals of pharmacy practice. Performs tasks designed to ensure the quality and consistency of academic instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain responsibility for instruction and classroom management.
  2. Teach provided curriculum in classroom.
  3. Educate students on the introductory concepts of pharmacy practice.
  4. Help grow a basic understanding of medications and their associated nomenclature.
  5. Teach students the federal and state requirements on medications.
  6. Educate students on how to perform functions related to medication ordering, receiving, storage, preparation, deliver and disposal.
  7. Lead by example by utilizing appropriate steps in decision making process to include recognition and priority setting related to pharmacy work. 
  8. Maintain good communications and working relationships with appropriate staff, appropriate agencies, and class site location staff.
  9.  Maintain good communications and work effectively with all other offices of the college on matters concerning the program.
  10. Adhere to procedures and policies for the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
  11. Participate in professional development activities as required.
  12. Attend teacher meetings as required.
  13. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:                                              


High school diploma or G.E.D

Previous pharmacy technician experience for at least 1 year in a hospital setting

Experience precepting and teaching, having a leadership role during their time in a hospital pharmacy


National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)

Previous teaching experience in a college and or Adult Education Program

Bilingual: English / Spanish

Computer Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Excel spreadsheet software, Word processing software and PowerPoint.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) (preferred)

Other Skills and Abilities:                                                     

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.

Experience with adult education population, curriculum development, mandated welfare reform, and dislocated workers are preferred.

Communication Skills:                                               

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Mathematical Skills:                                                  

Ability to teach compounding for a pharmacy environment.

Reasoning Ability:                                                     

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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Posted: 9/24/2019
Application Due: 11/23/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $25.00 per hour