The mission of Wytheville Community College is to provide a quality, comprehensive education for the citizens of the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, and Wythe and the city of Galax. To achieve this mission and to fulfill its role as an educational leader and partner, Wytheville Community College commits to a student-centered environment by: providing programs and courses in occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, distance education, continuing education, and workforce development; utilizing a broad range of instructional technologies, methods, materials, and facilities that are designed to meet the diverse needs of students; offering a supportive, comprehensive program of student development services that contribute to student persistence, success, and citizenship; fueling regional and state economic development by forging partnerships with businesses, industries, public agencies, civic groups, public schools, and other institutions of higher education not only within the service region but throughout the Commonwealth; promoting Appalachian Culture and cultural opportunities of Southwest Virginia; promoting accessibility; promoting accessibility and affordability; and ensuring quality in all programs and services.Wytheville Community College (WCC) is seeking applications for a full-time Pharmacy Technician Program Head. The position serves as the program administrator for the Pharmacy Technician Program. The position is responsible for compliance with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education standards. The position provides oversight of the didactic, simulation, and experiential components of the curriculum along with admission and retention of students. The position will include didactic and simulation instruction. This is a 9-month position and will report to the Dean of Health Professions and Medical Services.Job Duties Include (but are not limited to):Faculty Duties:Maintain course objectives as outlined, consistent with program curriculum;Provide course instruction in accordance with designated outline;Utilize a variety of proven teaching methods;Evaluate students on a regularly scheduled basis;Submit documentation of student progress in the manner indicated by Dean of Health Professions and Medical Services;Participate in periodic review, outcomes assessment, and revision of course materials;Maintain appropriate expertise and competencies through continuing professional development;Complies with program policies and procedures and ASHP/ACPE standards;Abides by FERPA regulations;Maintains certification and appropriate continuing education; andMay be required to perform other duties as assigned.Program Coordinator Duties:The program coordinator ensures that there is a sufficient complement of appropriate program faculty and staff to meet the needs of the program and to enable compliance with the ASHP/ACPE standards;In the simulated portion of the program, the program coordinator takes necessary precautions to ensure an effective and safe level of direct supervision of students;Maintains records required in the ASHP/ACPE standards for at least three years or the time period specified by the institutionâ™s policy;For the experiential component of the program, the program coordinator/qualified pharmacy technician instructor: selects adequate and appropriate experiential sites; documents that eachexperiential site has proper licensing; determines that students will have the opportunity to practice a sufficiently wide range of activities in order to achieve the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities; reviews experiential training sites within the 12-month period prior to students being assigned/active in a site; ensures that affiliation agreements for all sites are completed and current; and ensures that the preceptor of record has received instruction regarding the requirements of the program and the responsibilities of the site;The program coordinator ensures that studentsâ™ achievement of educational objectives is evaluated appropriately, to include their knowledge, skills, and abilities leading to Entry-level or Advanced-level pharmacy technician job competencies;The program coordinator works with the Dean of Health Professions and Medical Services to establish an Advisory Committee for the program. The program coordinator will meet with the committee at least two times per year; andThe program coordinator develops a strategic plan that is reviewed annually and revised every three years.All Teaching Faculty positions require the person to have the ability to write syllabi and exams; ability to develop learning strategies, curriculum and assessments; as well as the ability to work with students of varying abilities from diverse backgrounds.
The position requires the applicant have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution;A pharmacy technician who holds a current unrestricted registration in Virginia;A pharmacy technician who has a current PTCB certification or able to obtain PTCB certification upon being hired;Experience working in a pharmacy setting;Experience working with students pursuing a career in pharmacy;Experience using excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; andIs a member or is willing to become a member of a national pharmacy or education association and a state pharmacy association.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.