Boise's new pharmacy tech training center opens

Posted at 3:58 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 17:58:06-05

BOISE — Pharmacy technicians and officials, including Governor Brad Little, came to cut the ribbon at Boise's new pharmacy tech training center.

There’s a growing demand for care providers in healthcare, and CVS Health hopes this will meet that need. The training program through CVS Health creates 62 jobs so far in Idaho.

With the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy techs in Idaho can work outside a pharmacy to troubleshoot patient issues.

“This expands what pharmacy technicians can normally do, where you’d normally picture a pharmacy technician in-store, these are work from home physicians, we train them here on-site and monitor them and supervise them very closely when they’re on their work from home environment," said supervisor pharmacist in charge Kristina Jonas.

The techs are monitored virtually by a pharmacist. Some of the technicians started the program back in June. The training typically lasts between 30 and 90 days.