Medication History Technician

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Norwalk Connecticut US
  • Jan 18, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

Required: High School Diploma and minimum of one year job-related experience. CT Pharmacy Technician registration. The role requires an appropriate level of understanding and training in medical terminology and medication related terms. Current/fluent pharmacy terminology and dosages, ability to interview patient's for accurate and complete medication history,  proficient with computer, typing, and organization. Positively interacts with patients, other hospital guests, and hospital staff to enhance the quality of service provided. Professional and discreet.  Required to concentrate for extended periods of time, provide high output of work on short notice, establish priorities, make quick accurate decisions. Under the supervision of the Emergency Department Pharmacist, the Medication History Technician (MHT) will perform medication histories through patient/family/significant other interviews for patients arriving via the Emergency Department to be admitted to the inpatient units. The technician will utilize External Rx History and Cerner PowerChart Medication by History documentation to enter the patient's current medication list into the electronic medical record. The process involves the following steps; 1. interview of patient/family member/significant other to collect and verify medication history, 2. review of prescription history via electronic claims database,3.contacting outside pharmacy/PBMs as necessary, 4.compiling all information gained in steps 1 through 3 to create an accurate medication history, and 5. accurate and timely electronic medication history. Preferred: Pharmacy Technician preferred. Hours: 40 control hours