Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialist in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialist

Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time • Mixed (rotating weekends)
Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician   Job ID: 01588-122602
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SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Full Time - Mixed 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 Specialty and Transplant has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. It is home to the Texas Transplant Institute and is the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing database, the center reached a major milestone in 2019 by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year setting a new national record - that’s 65 more transplants than the second center on the list.
In addition to transplant care, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant is a full service hospital with over 260 beds that provides specialized services for liver cancer care, emergency care, weight loss surgery, urology surgery, vascular surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, colorectal surgery and behavioral health care. It is a designated Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13+, serving as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant prides itself on providing the highest quality of patient care possible as proven by their consecutive Grade A scores from the Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade survey and ranking in the nation’s top quartile for patient experience. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant 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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Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
Full-time • Mixed (rotating weekends)

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

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