UnityPoint Health

Pharmacy Medication Reconciliation Technician

Requisition ID
2022-106956
Category
Pharmacy
Location
US-IL-Peoria
Address
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Affiliate
5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
City
Peoria
Department
Pharmacy- MMCI
State
IL
FTE
0.8
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
2nd shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Pharamacy Medication Reconciliation

Full-Time Benefited

2nd shift schedule

 

To assist the pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff in obtaining accurate home medication lists from patients being admitted to the hospital and conveying that information electronically to the patient record.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • CultureAt UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 

Responsibilities

ASSIST THE PHARMACY, NURSING AND MEDICAL STAFF IN OBTAINING ACCURATE HOME MEDICATION LISTS FROM PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL.

  • The basic function will be to obtain accurate home medication histories by patient interview and phone calls to retail pharmacies.
  • The technician must apply “best practices” when obtaining a medication list including the following:
  • Obtaining patient demographic information including, name and medical record number, physicians, and emergency contacts.
  • Document the name of the pharmacy where the patient has their medication filled
  • For each medication (including prescription and over-the counter) listed, document the following information
  • Drug name (generic)
  • Strength or concentration
  • Formulation (extended release, controlled release, etc.)
  • Dose
  • Route
  • Frequency
  • Last time taken
  • The home medication list must be reconciled to check for duplications and/or omissions before entered electronically to patient’s record.
  • All discrepancies must be brought to the attention of the confirming nurse and provider via electronic comments on the HHS med list or direct communication if available.
  • The incumbent may attempt to contact the patient’s emergency contact, pharmacy, or physician office to resolve all discrepancies in a timely manner

ACCURATELY CONVEYING PATIENT MEDICATION HISTORY ELECTRONICALLY INTO THE HOSPITAL DATABASE .

  • The incumbent will update the computerized home medication database (HHS system).

The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of computer functions needed.COMPLETES TRAINING AND CONTINUES TO BUILD MEDICATION AND HOSPITAL PROCESS KNOWLEDGE

  • The technician completes competency requirements prior to deadlines, as outlined in hospital policies and/ or legal requirements.
  • The incumbent will become more familiar with medication reconciliation by reading current Joint Commission requirements and National Patient Safety Goals.
  • The incumbent will be required to complete a competency checklist, including observing a pharmacist during a patient interview and performing supervised patient interviews before being signed off by the pharmacy manager.
  • The technician will remain up to date on medications and hospital processes at MMCI.

DEMONSTRATES EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND COLLABORATION WITH PATIENTS AND MEDICAL STAFF

  • The technician must have strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with patients and medical staff.
  • The incumbent must be able to effectively budget time, work efficiently and accurately, and follow procedures with minimum supervision.

Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma preferred

Credentials: 

  • Certified as Pharmacy Technician (CPhtT) within 2 years of registration with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation if hired on Jan 1, 2008 and after.
  • This position must keep a current pharmacy technician license for the State of Illinois or show evidence of having applied. 
  • Incumbent must pass internal competency exam. Experience: 
  • 1 year retail pharmacy experience required

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