Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialist in San Antonio Live Oak, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Northeast

Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialist

San Antonio Live Oak, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (rotating weekends) 
Category: Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician • Job ID: 01574-119041

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Full Time - Days with rotating weekends
Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Pharmacy Department. Submit your application today! 
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialist who will perform medication histories for new hospital admissions. Under general supervision of the clinical pharmacist, provide complete and accurate information for each medication, e.g., drug name, dose, route, frequency, indication, and date/time last dose was taken. Utilizes available resources for medication history collection including but not limited to: patient/family interview, medication lists, outside facility medication administration records, outpatient pharmacy records, and physician office records. Verifies/updates patient allergy, adverse drug reaction, preferred pharmacy and primary care physician information in the electronic medical record. Documents medication histories completed in the electronic health record, sending to the pharmacist for cosignatory in an accurate and timely manner. Documents medication histories in CPW/VigiLanz in an accurate and timely manner. Assists the medication reconciliation pharmacist by ensuring patients identified for discharge counseling and medication reconciliation have a pharmacy services completed medication history. Prepares education materials for the medication reconciliation pharmacist as necessary. Schedule may vary according to the needs of the facility/department and may include weekend, evening shift, holiday, on-call, and additional hours.
What you will do In This Role:
  • Performs medication histories 
  • Interviews patients and family members for the purpose of compiling an accurate and complete list of current medications the patient was taking prior to admission to the hospital, to include all prescription, non-prescription and investigational medications. 
  • Contacts the patient’s community pharmacy, physician’s office, or other healthcare facility for clarifications if needed. 
  • Accurately updates medication history, allergies, adverse drug reaction, pharmacy and primary care provider information in the electronic health record. 
  • Correctly and completely documents interventions made to the medication history in the electronic medical record prior to the end of each shift worked. 
  • Discusses any questions or issues that arise during the medication history process with a clinical pharmacy specialist. 
  • Appropriately communicates unresolved medication history issues to clinical pharmacy specialists. 
  • Documents patient medication histories in the electronic health record and CPW/VigiLanz. 
  • Ascertains need for language assistance and obtains interpreter as necessary. 
  • Assists the clinical pharmacist performing education and/or discharge counseling through identification of patients that need medication histories completed by pharmacy services and preparation of counseling materials.  
  • Maintains competence required for current position. 
  • Maintains pharmacy technician certification and Pharmacy Technician Registration. 
  • Attends and participates in staff meeting regularly (full-time and PRN staff). Obtains prior approval when unable to attend. 
  • Attends orientation, education and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. 
  • Completes competencies/ skills assessments by established deadlines. 
  • Completes competencies associated with Medication History Technician position. 
  • Stays current with pharmacy communications. 
  • Shares good catches with team and local leadership. 


What Qualifications You Will Need:
  • High School graduate or GED
  • 2+ years previous retail pharmacy experience
  • 1 year previous inpatient pharmacy experience preferred
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). 
License, Certificates or Registrations Required
  • Maintains current pharmacy technician registration or pharmacy intern license. 
  • Certification as a Pharmacy Technician for registered pharmacy technicians; a 90 day grace period is allowed after hiring into the role 
Methodist Hospital Northeast has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. With over 170 beds, the hospital offers a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, vascular, neurosurgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures. It is home to the Joint Replacement Academy offering the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain, as well as a neurosurgical program offering services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care.
We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center; the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI; and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. Methodist Hospital Northeast has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. The hospital has also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Northeast under Locations.
Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care! 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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