Pharmacy Medication Technician
MidMichigan Health Midland, MI
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Pharmacy Medication Technician assists with the accurate and complete collection of medication history data in a variety of hospital settings. This role prioritizes the process of obtaining an accurate and complete medication list upon hospital admission to ensure patient safety.
(20%)* Obtains an accurate and complete admission medication list via a face-to-face interview with patients to include prescription, over the counter, and herbal products noting drug name, dose, frequency, compliance, and last dose taken. This may require collaboration with alternative information sources such as family, physician office, nursing home, or retail pharmacy.
(20%)* Communicates effectively and uses advanced interviewing skills to conduct the medication history interview with patients in a manner that is professional and non-invasive.
(15%)* Problem solves and applies critical thinking skills in obtaining admission medications lists for a wide variety of patient populations.
(15%)* Applies advanced computer skills to gather information and document the patient’s admission medication list.
(15%)* Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, and medical information.
(15%)* Obtains and documents any known drug allergies and reactions.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Seeks to identify process problems and utilizes problem-solving to produce a positive outcome.
Performs duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources.
This includes using time at work in a productive manner, providing/implementing suggestions, and documenting activities that conserve resources (financial and human).
Maintains job-related skills and educational development and assists in the education of other team members.
Supports and abides by all MidMichigan Health policies and procedures.
Acts in a professional manner reflecting the mission and values of MidMichigan Health.
Performs other responsibilities as requested by any member of the management team.
Assists with training of new associates and performs special projects as needed.
Able to perform all Pharmacy Technician duties and responsibilities if physically staffing in the inpatient pharmacy.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
Pharmacy Technician Licensure required - New hires and transfers before October 1, 2015 must possess a full technician license through the State of Michigan or show proof that they have applied. Incumbents before October 1, 2015 must possess the CPhT – National Certification for pharmacy technicians. Effective October 1, 2015, all incumbents, new hires and transfers to this position must possess a pharmacy technician full license through the state of Michigan. The pharmacy technician license must be maintained in order to be qualified to hold this position.
High School Diploma or GED required.
One or more years of experience as a pharmacy technician (retail preferred) or allied health professional, with knowledge of medications including brand/generic names, available dosages, frequencies, and indications.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with people of diverse backgrounds and at all levels within the medical center and in the community.
Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.
Ability to create and foster a cooperative teamwork environment.
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows.
An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.
May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.
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MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,400 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided more than $144 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2018.