We have been doing tech-check-tech before the certificate was available and have our own assessment program to allow technicians to perform that task. It is already an activity that only advanced technicians within the pharmacy department can perform.
Did anyone else see that PTCB added additional certificates today in the credential center for Advanced Certification? I have not yet started any of the advanced certificates, but am planning to start soon. Has anyone done the Technician Product Verification? I am curious if your employer allows for tech-check-tech once you've completed this certificate.
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I have already completed the TPV and medication history credentials. We are currently not allowed to perform verification tasks, but I am just working toward the advanced certification for when/if these opportunities become available. I am taking the billing and reimbursement test tomorrow.
I've taken all four certificate exams thus far. I have passed the T.P.V., but there is currently no policy at my job location (oncology & inpatient) for tech-check-tech.
I believe that such policy may occur in the future as all staff-technicians receive such training/certification; but not any time soon and not particularly any time soon in a setting with hazardous/chemotherapeutic medications.