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Technician Spotlight - Janet Kelley, CPhT
Janet Kelley, CPhT is the pharmacy
buyer for Kennedy Health System in Washington Township. Janet is responsible
for the daily purchasing of medications for the hospital and its surrounding
entities. She also handles all the direct purchasing for the 3-campus system.
Janet is a liaison with the wholesaler handling issues dealing with anything
from pricing to stock out issues and major drug shortages. She also handles
departmental payroll, scheduling of technicians, and leads the training program
for all new technician hires. Kennedy Health System has recently become a 340B
eligible hospital which has brought some exciting new challenges in ordering
and using new computer technology. Ms. Kelley is a 7-year member of a
multi-disciplinary Medication Safety Committee whose mission statement is to
bring change from the bottom up. This committee meets monthly to analyze
medication errors which will bring a positive change to processes in the
hospital system. Janet has an Associate’s Degree in the Fine Arts and is
currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Drexel University. In her spare
time, Janet assists her husband in raising money for Rutgers’ Men’s Basketball
and various charitable organizations.
Janet received the Technician award
at the 2017 NJSHP annual meeting and exhibition. Congratulations to her and all the pharmacy
We would like to welcome our new
pharmacy technician members to NJSHP:
Ariel Bermudez - Holy Name Medical Center
Claire Rua - St. Joseph's Regional
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy
technicians is expected to increase by 9% from 2014 to 2024. The BLS also
suggests that pharmacy technicians with formal education or training, previous
work experience, and national certification will be specifically sought after
to meet these demands.
In the News
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has released the findings of
a 2016 public perception survey. The
survey reveals that 85% of the public believes it is very important for
pharmacy technicians to be certified. Consumers feel so strongly about
certification that 76% say that they would seek out a different pharmacy if
they knew technicians working in their current pharmacy were not certified. For
more details of the survey, visit www.ptcb.org.