Mercy Medical Center Clinton Pharmacy Tech Med Historian Full Time in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC101_10010 Pharmacy

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Rotating Shift

Position Purpose:

Under limited supervision, and as an integral member of the pharmacy team (under the supervision of a pharmacist), is responsible for working with newly admitted patients to obtain and document an accurate medication list to help avoid medication duplications, omissions and errors. The information obtained will be entered into a computer system. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Pharmacy Technician Medication Historian

Job Code: 1197

Reports To: Director Pharmacy

Pay Grade: PG 14

Dept/Clinic: Pharmacy

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Date: November 2016

OSHA: 0 - No Risk

POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, and as an integral member of the pharmacy team (under the supervision of a pharmacist), is responsible for working with newly admitted patients to obtain and document an accurate medication list to help avoid medication duplications, omissions and errors. The information obtained will be entered into a computer system. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Gathers information about the patient’s medications directly from the patient or other source in a professional manner.

3.

Collects and compiles a complete list of patient’s home medications including over the counter medications and herbal supplements. List includes drug name, strength, frequency, compliance and last dose taken. This may require collaboration with alternative information sources such as family, physician office, nursing home or community pharmacy.

4.

Interviews to obtain any known drug allergy and reaction.

5.

Contacts pharmacies, physician offices, etc, to obtain the most accurate medication list possible.

6.

Communicates effectively using advanced interviewing skills to conduct the medication history interview with patients in a professional manner.

7.

Inputs all medication history and allergy information into the electronic medical record in an accurate and timely manner.

8.

Demonstrates proficiency in computer skills for area of responsibility.

9.

Problem solves and applies critical thinking skills in obtaining admission medication lists for a wide variety of patient populations.

10.

Reports suspected medication errors or adverse drug reactions to the supervising pharmacist.

11.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

12.

Maintains job-related skills and educational development and assists in the education of other team members.

13.

Participates in performance improvement activities.

14.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

15.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

16.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

17.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

18.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

  • We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

  • We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

  • We are fully present.

  • We are all accountable.

  • We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

  • We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must a high school diploma or equivalent. Current registration as a pharmacy technician in the state of Iowa or eligible. This must be completed within 30 days of employment. Pharmacy Technician Certification preferred upon hire but required within one year of hire into this position. Previous experience as pharmacy technician (2 or more years community pharmacy experience preferred), with knowledge of medications including brand/generic antes, available dosages, frequencies, and indications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requires close attention to detail, ability to work with others, and problem-solving skills. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Ability to function under stressful situations. The essential functions for the position include performing the following physical activities continuously (67-100% of the workday): standing, walking and handling (medications, IV’s). Physical activities performed frequently (34-66% of the workday) include bending, reaching, repetitive motion of the fingers/wrist/arm/shoulder and pinching and physical activities performed occasionally (0-33% of the workday) are sitting, crouching/kneeling, climbing, lifting and carrying less than 10 lbs and pushing and pulling 21-50 lbs.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.