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Med History Pharmacy Tech

MercyOne West Des Moines Des Moines, Iowa
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Requisition ID 2021-194903 Employment Type Part Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 40 Shift Varied Standard Hours varied Remote No
Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities
  • 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 Mercy clinical areas (includes 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.

Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification; Minimum of 2000 hours of pharmacy technician experience required; and Registered or eligible to register as pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy Examiners within 30 days of hire date.

OR

  • Registered Pharmacist-Intern with the State of Iowa at the time of hire

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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). 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.