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Pharmacy Med Rec/Tech in Sanford, NC at Central Carolina Hospital

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job Description

Central Carolina Hospital

Summary:  

Improves prescribing safety by compiling correct, current medication lists for patients admitted to the hospital.  Optimizes the medication reconciliation process for providers and decreases medication errors by alleviating incomplete or inaccurate mediation history information.  Updates and clarifies drug allergy information for the patient’s electronic health record.  Maintains other standard capabilities and functions of a pharmacy technician, including preparing, charging, prepackaging, delivering, outdating, ordering, and receiving medications under the supervision of the Pharmacist.

Essential Functions:

As an Advanced Role Pharmacy Technician, assumes (under the supervision of a Pharmacist) primary duty and coordination responsibility to:

  1. Interview patients and families upon admission, capturing an accurate and complete medication history in the electronic medical record for medication reconciliation.
  2. Contact the patient’s community pharmacy, long-term care facility, etc. as needed to clarify the patient’s medication regimen.
  3. Foster a positive care experience for the patient by providing an opportunity to ask questions and receive assistance regarding their medications.
  4. Communicate with nurses and providers as indicated to convey relevant information about the continuance of home medications during hospitalization. 
  5. Ensure that patients are not without critical medications through the transition to their hospital stay.
  6. Foster interdisciplinary workflow by partnering directly with nurses and providers in the medication reconciliation process.
  7. Consult or apprise the supervising Pharmacist as needed for guidance or assistance.

As a Certified Pharmacy Technician, additionally serves as needed to:

  1. Assist in all aspects of filling medication orders and distributing medications.
  2. Assist the Pharmacist in providing drug information and pharmaceutical care services to patients, nurses, physicians and other hospital personnel.
  3. Assist the Pharmacist in caring for patients ranging in age from newborn to the elderly.  Identify and understand dosage variations and perform dosage calculations for newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. 
  4. Prepare intravenous solutions and admixtures in full compliance with USP .
  5. Ensure that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled, stored, and unexpired as appropriate.
  6. Process records of medications and supplies dispensed to patients, computes charges, and enters them into the computer as appropriate.
  7. Prepare selected reports and MARs.
  8. Aid in training of Pharmacy Technicians or other new employees.
  9. Participate in department and organizational performance improvements and CQI activities.
  10. Perform, monitor, and recommend improvements to Pharmacy operations to optimize patient safety and reduce the likelihood of medication errors.
  11. Maintain the Pharmacy Department in a clean and orderly manner.
  12. Perform assigned quality control activities on schedule.
  13. Perform assigned training activities on or before the relevant deadline.
  14. Maintain a professional, helpful and courteous relationship within the department and with other departments.
  15. Perform other pharmacy-related duties as requested or required.

Job Requirements

RequiredEducation

High school diploma or equivalent is required
Required License:
NCBOP Pharmacy Technician Registration is required

RequiredCertification: 

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)Certificate is required

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