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Medication Reconciliation Tech

VMFH Division Support Services Tacoma, Washington
Requisition ID 2021-189361 Employment Type Per Diem Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Evening Weekly Schedule 11:00am-9:30pm Remote No Category Pharmacy

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within  the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets,  dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

Job Summary:

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.

Work is 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 FHS policy 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.


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 of Pharmacy.

Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.


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