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Medication Reconcilliation Tech - Part Time, 11:30AM - 10:00PM

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   5/10/2017
Job Title: 
Medication Reconcilliation Tech - Part Time, 11:30AM - 10:00PM
Job Category:   Clinical:Pharmacy Tech/Assistant
Location:   Tacoma
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Medication Reconcilliation Tech - Part Time, 11:30AM - 10:00PM** **Description** 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. * Utilizes appropriate equipment/accessories to collect information from outside sources (physician offices, retail pharmacies, family members) regarding home medications. * Contacts and communicates with other care provides (pharmacists, nurses, physicians, etc.) to facilitate the processing of home medication information in an efficient manner. 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. 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. **Job** Pharmacy **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 1 **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 70 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0110831
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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