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Pharmacy Med History Tech (FT-Evenings) JCMC - Johnson City, TN

Company: Ballad Health
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


The pharmacy medication history technician, working under the supervision and instruction of a licensed pharmacist, performs procedures and duties relating to the service's Scope of Care. This can include collecting patient's medications histories, as well as serving operational pharmacy technician roles in the main pharmacy when needed including preparation of both sterile and non-sterile medication dosage forms if applicable, automated dispensing functions, special project assignments, and prioritizing work responsibilities. For successful job performance, the pharmacy technician should be flexible and show keen attention to detail, exhibit initiative, and be willing to work as part of a team. In addition, this individual should be cooperative and willing to cross train to fill in for other team members as necessary. The technician must be able to provide services as appropriate (under the direct supervision of a pharmacist) to meet the needs of neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient age groups served at all Ballad Health facilities and comply with all state and federal regulations.

Increased Skills/functionalities/assignments performed by the Medication History Technician can include, but aren't limited to:

A. Expected to train and mentor other Medication History Technicians

B. Interviews patients to obtain or verify allergies and medication histories including prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, and dietary and herbal supplements

C. Contacts retail pharmacies and physician offices to complete or verify medication histories

D. Enters home medication lists into appropriate computer system

E. Demonstrates proficient skills in using computer systems and paper charts for data retrieval

F. Works closely with emergency department staff to obtain information for admissions

G. Provides pharmacist/physician with completed admitted medication histories

H. Promptly identifies any medication history issues with pharmacist and help identify and facilitate correction of medication discrepancies

I. Unit Inspection Functions

J. Operational Pharmacy Technician functions (including automated dispensing cabinets, medication transport, medication credits, compounding)

K. Communicates effectively with other healthcare professionals for medication reconciliation problem resolution; includes communication with patients and physicians

Candidates for Medication History Technician will be trained in all these functionalities.

The team member may be expected to be cross-trained for provision of services at any of the facilities throughout Ballad Health. It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills.

He/She should support Ballad Health Mission, Vision, and Values and shall be committed to the improvement of care quality via the organization's Performance Improvement Initiatives. He/She should also promote a Culture of Safety by adhering to all Ballad Health policy and procedures.


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This individual should possess basic math and typing skills and must possess attention to detail and the ability to read and follow written instructions. The pharmacy technician should possess the ability to complete minimal computer functions.

Medication History technicians must have obtained (national) Certified Pharmacy Technician status.

Minimum of 2 years of previous experience as a Pharmacy Technician I or II. Retail pharmacy experience is highly desirable, while institutional pharmacy experience may be beneficial. General institutional/retail/health care experience may be helpful in the training of a pharmacy technician. Preference will be given to trained retail pharmacy technicians, those individuals who have completed pharmacy technician training courses and/or those who have obtained (national) Certified Pharmacy Technician status.

Note: Tennessee Board of Pharmacy requires that all person ordering and handling medications be registered with the Board of Pharmacy/State of Tennessee as technicians within 90 days of hire.

Keywords: Ballad Health, Johnson City , Pharmacy Med History Tech (FT-Evenings) JCMC - Johnson City, TN, Other , Johnson City, Tennessee

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