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Medication Reconciliation Tech - Pharmacy - PT .5 (Evenings/Nights)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 40

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provide technical support in obtaining, verifying for accuracy, and recording initial medication histories from patients &/or their designated family/caregivers upon presentation to Mercy patient care areas. Includes conducting patient &/or family interviews focused on obtaining current medication regimens including prescription and over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications, as well as vitamin and herbal supplements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Successfully complete Medication History Pharmacy Technician Competency/Skill Set
* Interview patients &/or their designated family/caregivers as soon as possible after

presenting for care to Mercy clinical areas (may include the Emergency Department, as well as inpatient and outpatient areas).

* Obtain & record in the electronic medical record a current list of medications to include: prescription medications, over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications, vitamin and nutritional supplements, as well as the source(s) for this information.
* Recording should include the following: name/location of patient's ambulatory pharmacy, medication/supplement name, dosage form, strength, dose, day/time of most recent dose, and source(s) of the information being recorded.
* Attempt to clarify as many uncertainties and compile as complete a medication history as possible utilizing patient and family/caregiver information, ambulatory pharmacy records, clinic records, long-term-care facility records and information from previous hospital encounters.
* Obtain & record in the electronic medical record an allergy history for each patient. In doing so, clarify & record the nature of the allergic reaction when necessary.
* Consult with a pharmacist in all cases of unresolved uncertainties related to a patient's medication & allergy history.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* High school diploma or GED.
* High level of verbal and written communication skills.
* Aptitude in math and science.
* Typing and computer skills required
* Pharmacy Technician Certification required.
* Minimum of 3000 hours of pharmacy technician experience required.
*

Additional Information

* Requisition ID: 2020-R0273192
* Schedule: Part-time
* Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Medication Reconciliation Tech - Pharmacy - PT .5 (Evenings/Nights), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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