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Medication Reconcilation Technician

Company: CHI Franciscan Health
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

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!

Responsibilities

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.

Job Summary:

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.

Essential Duties:

Interviews/gathers/collects information regarding all current home medications from patients or caregivers, primarily in the Emergency

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 documentation.

Produces documents for review by pharmacist and subsequent physician review.

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 and services.

Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served.

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.

Licensure/Certification:

Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

Equal Opportunity

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.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma , Medication Reconcilation Technician, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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