Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the medication history technician will obtain and update the patient’s medication history information in the electronic health record (EHR). This is accomplished by interviewing the patient and/or caregiver, along with obtaining information from other trusted sources such as pharmacies, physician offices, etc. The Medication History Technician must successfully complete an internal training program and be able to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mediation identification and documentation and thoroughness in completion of an accurate medication history. The Medication History Technician performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Medical Center in its efforts to provide quality pharmaceutical care and patient satisfaction.
Reports directly to the supervising Emergency Department Pharmacist, if assigned, or other designated supervisor based on employed location.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical and/or chemical nomenclature.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required.
Graduate of a Pharmacy Technician Program or other Medical training preferred
Minimum 1 year experience in retail pharmacy working as a pharmacy technician preferred.
Fulfills the new employee orientation and achieves internal department certification to work in assigned area including successfully completing Geisinger Medication History Training (3-4 weeks) prior to assuming job responsibilities
Must register and pass national technician certification exam within first year of employment, with, if necessary, consideration provided for up to two additional attempts due to a previous failure.
If additional attempts to pass are necessary, registration and additional attempt to pass must happen within 6 months of the previous attempt.
Failure to obtain certification after three attempts would result in a termination.
Must complete all assigned pharmacy technician competencies as assigned annually.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must have the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule of rotating shifts and the ability to stand or walk for an entire 8 or 10- hour shift. Must be able to work overtime, when needed, according to the department’s overtime practices.
Conforms to Medical Center and departmental dress code.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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