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Medication History Pharmacy Technician

Job ID: R-35378 Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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The Medication History Pharmacy Technician team serves our inpatient locations at main campus in Kansas City and supports the accurate and timely completion of medication histories for our patients. This critical role helps ensures our pharmacists and providers know what medications patients were taking prior to admission to the hospital to provide care to the patient during the stay. Additionally, this information allows our teams to provide patients with clear medication instructions at discharge. The Medication History team obtain this information through a variety of means including interviewing patients, obtaining medication lists from other medical facilities, contacting retail pharmacies, and interviewing family members or caregivers. This information is then documented in the electronic health record.

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions
  • Performs ALL duties defined by standard work or other guidelines communicated by leadership under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist
  • Operates computer systems to accurately input medication orders and obtain necessary patient information.
  • Assists in maintaining pharmacy inventory and record keeping in accordance with state and federal law. Reports medication errors on a continuous basis.
  • Assures timely distribution of prescribed medications and stock items as needed.
  • Utilizes effective listening and communication skills. Maintains supervisor awareness of personal and team activities affecting the department. Exhibits proactive problem solving to address issues impacting departmental services.
  • Maintains a plan for personal development and completion of competency validation records.
  • Participates in personal goal setting and ongoing development of team members.
  • Shares expertise by participating in the orientation and education of pharmacy employees and students.
  • If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions.
  • Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long and short term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) for progress in meeting QI goals; and providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. If applicable, as part of the program, the staff will uphold the quality of the Patient Management Program to include the development and reassessment of the program.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Required Education and Experience
  • High School Graduate

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1 or more years experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital pharmacy offering comprehensive pharmacy services.

Required Licensure and Certification
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) successful initial completion of PTCB or equiv National Pharmacy Technician Certification examination in accordance with Board of Pharmacy registration requirements. upon Hire
  • Pharmacy Technician Registration - State Board of Pharmacy upon Hire
  • Technician must maintain certification on an ongoing basis and complete all continuing education requirements

Preferred Licensure and Certification
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) OR equivalent National Pharmacy Technician Certification

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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