- Purpose of Job
- The Medication History Technician is responsible for patient interviews and investigations resulting in a timely and accurate medication record for our patients.
- Job Requirements
- Required: A high school diploma or equivalent General Education Development (GED) may include specialized or vocational courses.
- Preferred: Experience with medications or similar education (i.e. nursing/ pre-pharmacy etc.)
- Preferred: Pharmacy Technician Registration and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification.
- Required: One to Two years in position were medications are used and dispensed.
- Preferred: Two years Pharmacy Technician experience.
- Preferred: Retail experience.
- Preferred: Previous pharmacy experience including prescription transcription duties. OR One year experience performing medication history interviews may be substituted for Pharmacy Technician.
- Required: Strong communication and computer skills.
- Preferred: Accurate work with careful attention to detail and persistence to get the job done right every time. Working knowledge of common outpatient medication doses and forms.
- Required: Possess the necessary interpersonal and communication skills.
- Required: Must be able to write legibly, speak, and read English proficiently.
- Required: Must be able to operate computer, calculator, telephone, pager, and other related pharmacy equipment.
- Required: Cerner computer skills must be at an acceptable standard 4 weeks after starting position.
- Required: Adapt to changes in workload and schedule to meet patient needs. Set priorities and solve problems. Self-directed autonomous nature, resourceful, good interpersonal skills, self confident, self starter are expected abilities of this position.
- Physical Requirements
- Sitting in the same location or standing/walking; required to stoop, climb or lift light material (10 to 20 lbs.) or equipment.
- Requires ability to handle stress; repetitive use of hands and fingers (use of computer keyboard); ability to work independently; ability to stand (50%) and sit (20%) and walk (30%) throughout shift-walking or standing for long periods of time (4 – 8 hours); ability to lift and carry moderate (e.g. 25 lbs) loads; stooping or kneeling (e.g. to pick up items from floor or on higher/lower shelves); must be able to operate equipment required to perform pharmacy department tasks
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Perform Patient Interviews to obtain accurate medication information.
Review Pharmacy, clinic and medical record data to validate medication information.
Accurate data entry into the medical record.
Communicate with Pharmacists on identified medication discrepancies.
Promote and educate on Pharmacy Discharge Medication Program
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System