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Medication Reconciliation Certified Pharmacy Tech: FT 10a-8:30p

at Firelands Regional

Posted: 1/25/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: cdf76ea1-e5a0-4145-ab40-429c8d1b145d

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY AND SCOPE

 Under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist ensures that medication lists are updated for every patient admitted through the emergency department and inpatient units; improves medication safety and the accuracy of admission medication histories; updates and clarifies allergy information of patients in the electronic health record; resolves and addresses drug distribution issues; and optimizes patient outcomes through interdisciplinary medication management in the emergency department and throughout the hospital.

ESSENTIAL TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Pharmaceutical Care

  • Obtain patient allergies and admission medication histories from relevant sources including but not limited to patient/family/caregiver interview and phone calls to outpatient pharmacy/nursing home/provider’s office. Such information should be processed in the Electronic Health Record (EHR);
  • Clarify patient allergies and admission medication histories from relevant sources including but not limited to patient/family/caregiver interview and phone calls to outpatient pharmacy/nursing home/provider’s office. Such information should be processed in the EHR;
  • Directly communicates to the pharmacist about patients with complex/high‐risk medications based on admission medication list as defined by policy;
  • Document any appropriate medication history related information in EHR;
  • Inform each patient about Outpatient pharmacy on campus as available resource to fill prescriptions upon discharge through the Meds to Beds program;
  • Facilitate or direct appropriate medication related questions to the pharmacist;
  • Interacts effectively with other emergency department health care team on a regular basis;
  • Within scope of practice assists pharmacist to facilitate pharmaceutical care to the patient;
  • Prevent, detect, monitor, document and report medication errors;
  • Facilitate discharge/transfer for the ED patients and hospital inpatients.

Drug Distribution Support

  • Expedite medication administration by all appropriate mechanisms (coordination with Inpatient pharmacy);
  • Resolve drug distribution related issues;
  • Resolve automated dispensing system‐related issue;

Teaching/Communication

  • Provide training of new hires or students;
  • Participate actively in the ED staff meetings/huddles.

 

OTHER TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  May have responsibilities in the inpatient Pharmacy and Retail Pharmacy service areas as requested.
  • Attends staff meetings. Participates in orientation, education, and training programs.
  • Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
  • Participates in department performance improvement activities as assigned and attends required training.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • High School diploma, or equivalent. College courses desirable, but not required.
  • Current pharmacy technician certification required through the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and National Technician Certification Exam, e.g. PTCB.
  • Two years pharmacy technician experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, and work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to be mobile.
  • Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified times.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with hospital and pharmacy staff.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, comprehend complex drug therapies and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
  • Ability to set priorities and solve problems.
  • Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner and maintain an accident free work place,
  • including ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Medical Center emergency codes.
  • Ability to comply with OSHA regulations and CDC standard and transmission-based
  • precaution recommendations and to utilize proper personal protective equipment. Ability to
  • comply with provisions of applicable S.D.S. forms.
  • Successful completion of a ninety (90) day probationary period required.