Overview

Provides technical assistance with collecting, clarifying and documenting complete and accurate medication histories under the direction of the pharmacist. Processes, enters, and interprets medication histories, under the supervision of the pharmacist, and completes medication history documentation into a computerized system. Clarifies information though communication with providers, patients, patient family members and pharmacies. Works with multiple medication automation systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prioritize workload based on patient’s risk level and admissions.

Interview patients / family members/ caregiver to obtain a complete and accurate medication history including drug allergies and reactions

Compile a complete and accurate list of targeted patient’s home medications including over the counter drugs and herbal supplements including drug name, dosage, frequency, compliance and last dose taken

Use available resources to reconcile the patient’s medication list including physicians, pharmacies, nursing homes, payers, etc.

Notify healthcare provider of any omission, duplications, errors, or other important details related to the patients home medication list.

Document findings by accurately entering all available medication-related data into the computer system.

Mentor and assist with training new Medication Historian Technicians

Collect and enter data into the pharmacy information system as directed

Monitor outcomes of medication reconciliation process and reporting to appropriate committees.

Attend mandatory staff meetings

Perform all duties of a pharmacy technician II if appropriately trained.

Behave in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMH

Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Perform other job related duties and projects as assigned

Collect data, conduct quality monitors and complete documentation as assigned

Maintain logs, records and other required documentation accurately, files documents in appropriate locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSURE

 

Education: Requires high school diploma or equivalent

Experience: Minimum of 6-12 months Pharmacy Tech and/or equivalent medication historian related experience in order to effectively communicate with patients, family members and pharmacy staff and the ability to obtain an accurate and detailed medication history. Prior outpatient/retail pharmacy technician experience is preferred.

Licensure: Certification as a Pharmacy Technician or related equivalent (ex. LPN) in the State of Michigan is required. Continuing education credits to maintain certification is required

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients and all levels of hospital and medical staff

Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical products, generic names, routes of administration, dosage forms etc

Working knowledge of medical abbreviations, medical terminology and disease states

Good level of judgment and ability to work independently

Typing skills (30 words per minute)

Ability to learn new computer programs in order to quickly andefficientlynavigate clinical information systems and pharmacy-related databases

Excellent organizational skills required due to the fast-pace and dynamic workflow for this role

Ability to pay close attention to detail

Demonstrate basic mathematical skills

Successfully complete competency exam with a minimum passing score of 80%

Demonstrate knowledge of medications via skills review.

Presents and operates in a professional manner which commands respect, reflects a high level of competency, and encourages congenitally

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

 

General supervision is received from the Clinical Pharmacy Manager

 

 

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 100 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2 million visits annually.