Medication History Technician Specialist

HCA Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 8 months ago

North Florida Regional Healthcare is an organization centered around the community hospital in Gainesville, Florida North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC). NFRMC is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, senior care, women's health and wound therapy, among other services. A proven leader, NFRMC is fully accredited, is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction (tm) Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, and earned a position in Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals in 2017.

North Florida Regional Medical Center is a member of HCA Healthcare. Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs medication histories for new admissions. Under general supervision of the clinical pharmacist, provides complete and accurate information regarding each medication (drug name, dose, route, frequency, indication, and date/time last dose was taken). Utilizes available resources for medication history collection including: patient/family interview, medication lists, outside facility medication administration records, outpatient pharmacy records, and physician office records. Verifies/updates patient allergy information in the electronic medical record. Documents the medication history interventions in CPW/VigiLanz in an accurate and timely manner. Assists the Clinical Pharmacist performing discharge counseling through patient identification and preparation of counseling materials.

Schedule may vary according to the needs of the facility/department and may include weekend, evening shift, holiday, on-call, and additional hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate or GED required

  • Pharmacy Technician Registration required; or Pharmacy Intern License with the Florida Department of Health

  • Certification as a Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) required for registered pharmacy technicians; certification is not required for pharmacy interns

  • A minimum of 2 years previous retail pharmacy experience required

  • A minimum of 1 year previous inpatient pharmacy experience preferred

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

Must have the ability to: work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods; handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule; set priorities and solve problems; respond to emergency requests; communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients and other health professionals, effective written communication skills, self-directed, and demonstrate the ability to accurately perform algebraic equations.

Preferred knowledge and skills: familiarity with brand/generic names of commonly prescribed prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D


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Medication History Technician Specialist

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