TESDA issues guidelines on Pharmacy Services NC III

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) — Seeking to further strengthen the pharmacy workforce by providing them with the necessary competencies, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has issued guidelines for the implementation of the amended training regulations (TR) for Pharmacy Services NC III.

TESDA Director General Irene Isaac said the newly promulgated TR would better respond to industry demands for skills that were readily employable, environment-friendly and compliant with industry requirements.

“It will also develop the training and assessment and certification for the development of industry workers in the sector,” she said.

Pharmacy assistants work in places such as hospital, medical stores, health and personal care stores, retail or mail order pharmacies, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

“Pharmacy services represent an important part of the health care system,” Isaac said, adding that no matter how regulatory mechanisms ensure efficacy, safety and quality of drug products, the therapeutic outcomes would not be optimized if the products are not stored, distributed and used properly.

Through the years, the pharmacy industry has evolved and expanded, requiring large number of pharmacy services jobs.

According to Isaac, graduates of the course will also have job opportunities in the areas of research, academe, pharmaceutical companies, consultancy and similar needs in the healthcare industry.

Under the guidelines, all registered program related to Pharmacy Services NC II will be subjected to migration within a period of one year.

Graduates of the course will undergo assessment and certification. (PNA)

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