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Pharmacy-Medication Reconciliation Associate/Sr Pharm Tech

Job ID 14661733

Description

•Responsible for interacting with healthcare providers, patients and family members to obtain medication histories and complete initial medication reconciliation for patients admitted to the hospital through our Emergency Department.
•Responsible for transferring medication related data to an electronic health record (EHR), and reviewing and clarifying the data with patients, family members, providers, and the patient’s outpatient pharmacies to ensure accurate medication lists while documenting Best Possible Medication Histories (BPMH).
•Consolidate accurate, up-to-date medication list including medication name, dose, formulation, frequency, last dose taken, and side effects. Report data to healthcare providers via history and note in our EHR after review and sign off by unit based clinical pharmacists.
•These tasks are designed to assist the pharmacist in creating an up-to-date patient medication list in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and other regulatory agencies as applicable.

Core Competencies:


•Leadership
-Train new or existing staff members under the direction of a pharmacy manager.
-Lead quality improvement projects and group project teams as assigned.
-Collect and present data to leadership on impact to patient care.
-Provide information and triage phone calls to the appropriate individual within the pharmacy department when answering the phone.
-Carry out duties and responsibilities as assigned by pharmacists or pharmacy managers.
-Have baseline knowledge of medications, including drug class and indication of use  .
•Technology
-Utilize area-specific technology, including, but not limited to, automation, software, equipment, and information systems.
•Quality and Safety
-Follow institutional and departmental policies and procedures.
-Demonstrate accountability and ownership of job responsibilities.
-Exhibit professional behaviors and attitudes related to communication, punctuality, workplace attire, personal internet or phone use, and teamwork.
-Carry out departmental and institutional patient safety initiatives.
-Report safety issues identified during the course of job responsibilities.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
•Excellent customer service skills, independent thinking, and problem solving
•Read, interpret, and follow complicated verbal and written instructions with accuracy, precision, and dependability
•Adhere to all C.A.R.E. Standards
•Work with sustained attention and care on routine, repetitive tasks
•Perform the common mathematical calculations associated with non-sterile, extemporaneously manufactured pharmaceutical products and other medication doses
•Work accurately under stress with time constraints
•Possess communication skills and a thorough understanding of pharmacy policies and procedures
•Perform job duties in a professional and courteous manner and maintain working relationships with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals
•Possess time management and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks under time constraints
•Organize and maintain efficient work areas and services
•Make decisions based on knowledge of procedural requirements in conjunction with specific skills and task related functions
•Distinguish routine functions from those requiring a pharmacist's professional judgment
•Spend most of the work time standing or walking in order to complete daily tasks
•Understand basic medical terminology, abbreviations, and computer operations
•Follow all applicable state and federal controlled substance regulations at all times
•Comprehend the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts related to the practice of pharmacy
• Understand the laws and regulations regarding protected health information and patient privacy
•Must be a registered Pharmacy Technician with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy or a registered Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
•Must be a Board-Certified Pharmacy Technician from a nationally approved technician certification board or a registered Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
•Must maintain the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician with a nationally recognized certificate from an accredited certifying body or be a registered Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
•Must complete annual Continuing Education credits as required by the certifying body to maintain certification
•3-5 years of pharmacy technician experience either in institutional or retail experience is highly desirable

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.

Qualifications

•Must be at least 18 years of age
•High school diploma or equivalent is required
•Successful completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program is highly desirable

•Must be a registered Pharmacy Technician with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy or a registered Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
•Must be a Board-Certified Pharmacy Technician from a nationally approved technician certification board or a registered Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
•Must maintain the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician with a nationally recognized certificate from an accredited certifying body or be a registered Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
•Must complete annual Continuing Education credits as required by the certifying body to maintain certification

EXPERIENCE:  
•3-5 years of pharmacy technician experience either in institutional or retail experience is highly desirable


EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.
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