Pharmacy Tech Med History
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This position will provide technical support in obtaining, verifying for accuracy, and recording initial medication histories from patients &/or their designated family/caregivers upon presentation to CHI Health patient care areas. Includes conducting patient &/or family interviews focused on obtaining current medication regimens including prescription and over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications, as well as vitamin and herbal supplements. Perform other functions of a pharmacy technician registered in the State of Nebraska or Iowa, as applicable and within the scope of Nebraska/Iowa law as needed. This position is a cross-trained role, and the technician will be expected to be current in the procedures and operations of the pharmacy department as a whole. This position will add to cost-containing and greater scheduling flexibility in the department.
What you will do:
- 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 CHI Health clinical areas (may include 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.
- High School Graduate or GED
- Certified pharmacy technician
- Registered with the Board of Pharmacy
- Minimum of 1 year pharmacy experience or successful completion of ASHP-accredited pharmacy technician program
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