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Pharmacy Tech-Medication History, Evenings

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB

This position will provide technical support in obtaining, verifying for accuracy, and recording initial medication histories from patients &/or their designated family/caregivers upon presentation to CHI Health 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.

Perform other functions of a pharmacy technician registered in the State of Nebraska or Iowa, as applicable and within the scope of Nebraska/Iowa law as needed.

This position is a cross-trained role, and the technician will be expected to be current in the procedures and operations of the pharmacy department as a whole. This position will add to cost-containing and greater scheduling flexibility in the department.

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 CHI Health 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.



    Preferred: Retail/Community/Clinic Pharmacy Experience

    Required: High School Graduate or GED
    Certified pharmacy technician
    Registered with the Board of Pharmacy
    Minimum of 1 year pharmacy experience or successful completion of ASHP-accredited pharmacy technician program

    Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Market: CHI Health

Keywords: Mercy Health, Council Bluffs , Pharmacy Tech-Medication History, Evenings, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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