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Medication Historian Technician

Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:GENERAL SUMMARYProvides 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 ResponsibilitiesPrioritize 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 reactionsCompile 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 takenUse 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 TechniciansCollect and enter data into the pharmacy information system as directedMonitor outcomes of medication reconciliation process and reporting to appropriate committees.Attend mandatory staff meetingsPerform all duties of a pharmacy technician II if appropriately trained.Behave in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHSupplemental Duties and Responsibilities: Perform other job related duties and projects as assignedCollect data, conduct quality monitors and complete documentation as assignedMaintain logs, records and other required documentation accurately, files documents in appropriate locationsEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSUREEducation: Requires high school diploma or equivalentExperience: 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 requiredREQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIESInterpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients and all levels of hospital and medical staffThorough knowledge of pharmaceutical products, generic names, routes of administration, dosage forms etcWorking knowledge of medical abbreviations, medical terminology and disease statesGood level of judgment and ability to work independentlyTyping skills (30 words per minute)Ability to learn new computer programs in order to quickly andefficientlynavigate clinical information systems and pharmacy-related databasesExcellent organizational skills required due to the fast-pace and dynamic workflow for this roleAbility to pay close attention to detailDemonstrate knowledge of medications via skills review.Presents and operates in a professional manner which commands respect, reflects a high level of competency, and encourages congenitallyREPORTING RELATIONSHIPSGeneral supervision is received from Clinical Pharmacy ManagerOur Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor , Medication Historian Technician, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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