Overview: CHI Franciscan has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team!
The Medication Reconciliation Technician role will work at our
Emergency Department at St. Joseph Medical Center and is eligible
for our comprehensive and competitve benefits package.
This position collects current and accurate information from
patients/families with respect to home medications prescribed for,
and/or taken by, the patient and for entering collected data into
the electronic medical record (ACIS) in accordance with established
procedures. Incumbents produce an admission medication
reconciliation sheet to be presented to a pharmacist for review,
and subsequently made available for physician review.
The duties are accomplished by exercising effective customer
relations skills in interviewing patients/family members directly,
frequently in stressful situations. Incumbents collaborate with the
inpatient pharmacy department (pharmacists, technicians, and
assistants) and nursing staff to relay information to facilitate
patient care activities, as well as physician offices and retail
pharmacies to collect/validate patient medication information to
ensure complete accuracy. Responsibilities include improving the
mediation reconciliation process (accuracy and speed of completion)
to facilitate compliance with Joint Commission and Department of
Health regulations regarding the collection and reconciliation of
home medication information.
Incumbents are also accountable for maintaining current
knowledge of departmental changes and keeping abreast of current
organizational policies and procedures, Joint Commission
requirements as well as Department of Health and Board of Pharmacy
requirements governing pharmacy practice.
Interviews/gathers/collects information regarding all current
home medications from patients or caregivers, primarily in the
Department; asks pertinent questions relative to dosage, to
obtain clarification of information and to facilitate the
timely/accurate collection of data.
Enters information collected from interview activities into the
electronic medical record in accordance with established procedures
for purposes of generating admission medication reconciliation
Produces documents for review by pharmacist and subsequent
Provides assistance to other healthcare providers in the ED to
facilitate the provision of medications on an as needed basis,
working with the inpatient pharmacy staff as necessary.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
communication tools/materials for effective communication and
understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect
communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment
Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper
skills associated with the department's defined specific
Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health's Core Values of
Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications Education/Work Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program, AND
one of the following: 1) one year of pharmacy technician work
experience in either an inpatient or ambulatory setting, OR 2) one
year of work experience in a customer service-related field,
working directly with customers that demonstrates attainment of the
requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.
Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the Washington State Board
Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.