GRMC’s Tina Harsh completes internal pharmacy technician certification program

GRMC’s Tina Harsh completes internal pharmacy technician certification program

Educational growth opportunities and employee advancement remain a top priority for Garrett Regional Medical Center.  

Tina Harsh, a resident of Aurora, W.Va., recently completed GRMC’s internal pharmacy certification program. Harsh began her career at GRMC by working in the hospital’s environmental services department and is now a member of the pharmacy department team.

Harsh credits the support and encouragement of her coworkers for helping her achieve this new milestone in her career.

“I have an awesome group of coworkers and they have helped me so much with studying and learning to work in the pharmacy,” said Harsh. “I appreciate all they have done to help me better myself at GRMC.”

According to Lance Rhodes, pharmacy manager/medication safety officer at GRMC, Tina was the perfect candidate for the internal pharmacy certification program.

“Tina has done a tremendous job in achieving the level of certified pharmacy technician; she is a highly motivated person who desires to learn new things and provide high-quality care to our patients,” Rhodes stated. “These qualities helped her to complete the program and prove valuable as she continues to learn the job role with the help of the pharmacy staff team. It is a pleasure to have Tina as a member of the pharmacy team.”

The goal of GRMC’s pharmacy technician program is to prepare employees for working in a hospital pharmacy environment while providing high quality pharmaceutical services to patients. The program may be completed as quickly as the material is mastered but must be completed within six months of enrollment.