Before an individual can apply for work in a pharmacy or drugstore, it is required to have knowledge and skills in health care. This include identifying and administering medications. Anyone who is interested to work in the health sector should consider obtaining a certificate from TESDA such as the Pharmacy Services NC II.
What is Pharmacy Services NC II
Enrolling in this short course will give an individual ample knowledge and skills in receiving, analyzing, understanding, and dispensing prescriptions. Likewise, he or she will also learn other skills in preparing medication (prescribed and supervised by doctors), monitor stock control and execute maintenance and housekeeping through the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
The basic competencies include participating in workplace communication, practice career professionalism, implement occupational health and safety procedures, and be able to work with a team.
Likewise, in this course the student will learn how to meet the customers’ needs, identify prescription discrepancies, documenting dosage administration, collecting pertinent data of a patient, contamination control, and performing proper stock waste disposal.
Requirements for admission of Pharmacy Services NC II
Anyone who is interested to enroll in TESDA Pharmacy Services NC II course should comply with the following requirements:
- · NSO copy of birth certificate
- · Copy of college or high school diploma
- · Form 137 or Transcript of Records (certified true copy)
- · 2x2 or 1x1 photos
- · Certificate of good moral character
The course duration of completion is about 271 hours. Completing the course and getting certified offers a promising career as a pharmacy assistant in the following facilities:
- · Medical stores
- · Hospital
- · Personal and health care stores
- · Mail order or retail pharmacies
- · Nursing homes
- · Assisted living facilities
After completing the course, an individual will undergo a competency assessment prior to graduation. Once you pass the assessment you will be granted the National Certificate or NC II.
Interested students who want to enroll any TESDA course but don’t have budget can apply for scholarship program.