Pharmacy technicians possess knowledge regarding basic medication use, common disease states, and patient care workflow. Workflow management, patient scheduling, inventory and recordkeeping must take place on a continual basis in support of the PharmacistCare model providing immunization and point of care testing. A pharmacy technician involved in the POCT process, under appropriate supervision by a pharmacist, could be responsible for filling out the appropriate application paperwork, for becoming familiar with laboratory rules and regulations to maintain the Certificate of Waiver, OSHA and regulatory requirements as well as notifying pharmacists of MTM and other counselling opportunities. Training will be provided for processes and systems.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect patient, employee, and visitor safety, UK HealthCare is requiring all employees to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination policy prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of September 15, 2021, UK HealthCare requires all employees, including new hires prior to their first day of employment, to submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19 (i.e., two weeks past completing their complete COVID-19 vaccination series), or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal vaccine exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.