Careers at Lifespan Health System

Pharmacy Technician II Training Program

The Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (STAT) Pharmacy Technician Program, in partnership with Community College of Rhode Island, features a series of free educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The goal of the program is to meet industry needs by rapidly transforming a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into prepared, well-qualified pharmacy technicians.

Program graduates have opportunities to secure employment in Lifespan after program completion and have access to a variety of benefits.

Pharmacy Technician II Training Program Information Sessions

We are currently recruiting for the upcoming Pharmacy Technician II training, scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024. Please make plans to attend one of the upcoming info sessions to learn more about the program and next steps in the application process.

Wednesday, December 20 at 10:00am
Wednesday, December 27 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 3 at 10:00am
Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm 
Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00am

All information sessions are held via Zoom. Use the link and password below to attend:

Attend an info session

Meeting ID: 894 3272 6592
Passcode: 664014

How to Register

For information about the next cohort, submit this Workforce STAT Interest Form and you will be notified by email when the next program is scheduled to begin.

Sign up online

More About the Pharmacy Technician II Training Program

Each cohort of students complete a free program consisting of:

  • Classroom learning and labs at CCRI.
  • An externship experience at a Lifespan affiliate.
  • Practical work experience and networking opportunities to prepare for a successful future career in healthcare. 
  • Structured work-readiness training and workshops to build employability skills. 
  • The possibility of employment upon successful completion of the program.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Pharmacy Technician license.

Job Responsibilities 

This program will train students to:

  • Intake written and electronic prescriptions.
  • Repackage and label medications for distribution.
  • Assist in maintaining related Pharmacy records and files.
  • Answer phones and triage as appropriate.
  • Prepare medications for review and dispensing by a pharmacist.
  • Perform general operations of electronic drug dispensing system, including maintaining, assigning, refilling and removing medication.
  • Deliver medications to clinic, procedural, treatment, operating room and patient care areas.

Program Completion Requirements    

Students should note that:

  • Attendance is mandatory. Any missed clinical time will need to be made up before certificate is awarded.
  • Students must successfully pass all clinical practicums.