The technician will work to obtain patient home medication lists from relevant sources, including but not limited to patient or family interview, discharge medication lists, prescription bottles, and phone calls to retail pharmacies, physician offices, and nursing homes. They will also document in the electronic medical record and clarify allergy information, as well as home pharmacy. The technician will be responsible for communication of relevant medication and allergy information to a pharmacist. They will help promote the safe and effective use of hospital and pharmacy technology throughout the Tidelands Health System. The technician will be responsible for working with all other departments throughout Tidelands Health to ensure accurate and timely medication history collection. In addition, the technician will triage any issue related to medication or health compliance to appropriate staff as needed (case managers, transitional care coordinators, and care coordinators through Tidelands Community Care Network).
The technician agrees to support the goals, objectives, and proper function of the department and the hospital in order to provide positive patient outcomes while maintaining patient confidentiality. The technician will comply with the policies, laws, regulations, and standards that govern the practice of pharmacy as well as those of the hospital. The technician will maintain an appropriate level of competency in order to perform the job duties as required by the department, the hospital and any regulatory agencies.
CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECH - TRANSITIONAL CARE
ESSENTIAL POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
SUMMARY OF PRIMARY FUNCTIONS
Attention to detail with high speed efficiency and accuracy.
. Proficiency in calculations.
Answers telephones and responds to questions and problems as authorized.
Must recognize most pharmaceuticals with basic understanding of dosage, dosage forms, and routes of administration
Ability to prioritize and balance workload
Ability to locate and evaluate pharmaceutical information
Excellent computer skills including Meditech, Outlook, Truven, internet
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Reviews and updates Tidelands Medication reconciliation policy as needed.
Precepts Pharmacy Tech Students & participates in applied education of Pharmacy Students
Completes pharmacy quality improvement assignments.
Active role in Departmental projects such as Pharmacy Week/Poison Prevention Week/Health Fairs
Attends annual orientation and other in-services as required by pharmacy and GHS. Completes and passes periodic competency tests as required by the department, the hospital or regulatory agencies.
Maintains continuing education credits as required by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, the Board of Pharmacy, and any other regulatory agencies.
Performs other functions as required or as assigned.
High School graduate or equivalent with strong
math/algebra, reading comprehension, typing and
computer entry skills. Good human relations
and oral/written communication skills required.
Specialized training in an accredited pharmacy technician program is preferred.
Technician Certification is required with compliance in all aspects of a Certified Pharmacy
Technician-level I. Plus State Certified with LLR/SC Board of Pharmacy or Nationally Certified
Pharmacy Technician with 1 years of experience. Must maintain an appropriate level of competency in order to perform the job duties as required by the department, the hospital and any regulatory agencies. Strong knowledge of medications required. Prior retail and hospital job experience preferred.
Ability to work under direct or minimal supervision and handle stress appropriately.
Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staffs.
Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
Ability to set priorities, makes decisions, and responds quickly to emergency requests.
Hours: Minimum of 40 hours per week based on the needs of the department; occasionally subjected to irregular hours or days.
Physical Requirements: Medium
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Requires normal range of hearing and vision in order to communicate and perform effectively. Requires intense and consistent concentration with attention to detail, and requires speed and accuracy. Requires operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, and listening to low levels of noise. Generally this person will work in a well-lighted, well-ventilated, heated, air conditioned environment under secure working conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Varies - Nights
Full Time, Non-Exempt