Utah society of health-system Pharmacists


Technician Committee

Committee Chairs

Tricia Johnson
Zachary Tolman
Amber Perry (Board Liaison)

technicians@ushp.org

See the Technician Committee SOP here. 

Committee Meetings

The Technician Committee holds quarterly meetings. All technicians and technician students are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have a topic you would like discussed, please email us at technicians@ushp.org so that we can add it to the agenda.  Please see the minutes from our recent committee meetings on August 11, 2020 and September 14, 2020

Next Meeting

Our next committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17th at 5:30 PM.  It will be held via phone/WebEx, Details to follow.  Please email us at technicians@ushp.org if you would like to be notified when the call details are released.   

Get to know your Technician Committee leaders:

Amber Perry, CPhT - USHP Technician Committee Board Liason

Tricia Johnson, CPhT - USHP Technician Committee Co-Chair

Zach Tolman, CPhT - USHP Technician Committee Co-Chair

My name is Zach Tolman and I have been a Pharmacy Technician since 2008. The second day of my pharmacy technician externship I was held up at gunpoint for narcotics. That event led to my being hired by Associated Retail pharmacies as soon as I was licensed. I worked at various stores within the chain and took every opportunity to learn and expand my experience. I particularly enjoyed helping out with the various health screening and vaccination events. I worked with Associated Retail pharmacies until 2014 when I began working at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. I worked my way onto the prior authorization team which then evolved into the Medication Access Coordinator team.

My involvement with USHP started by just attending CE events. The first Technician Committee meeting I attended, my “friend” volunteered me to be the next Committee Co-Chair. I decided to go for it, and it has been a great experience. It’s very rewarding to be involved with so many technicians across the state who uphold high practice standards in diverse settings. I intended to be a pharmacist, but found my work so enjoyable that I am now happy to state that I am a career technician. I hope to help expand the pharmacy technician field so that any accomplished technician can find the same satisfaction I have.


Sample Policy and Procedure for Tech check Tech 

Download Microsoft Word version or PDF Version – Last updated March 2015

Technician Committee Bylaws:

The Technician Committee is responsible to promote issues related to Pharmacy Technicians in USHP. The Board Liaison for the Committee shall appoint and work closely with the Committee Chair in promoting technicians' issues to the USHP board.

Technician Committee Bylaws:

The Technician Committee is responsible to promote issues related to Pharmacy Technicians in USHP, as well as promoting greater use and awareness of pharmacy technician’s skills. As appropriate, the Technician Committee will assign committee members to liaise with other standing committees. The Board Liaison for the Committee shall appoint and work closely with the Committee Chair in promoting technicians issues to the USHP board.

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