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Pharmacy Technician - Medication History
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Banner Health | Sun City West, AZ
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Job Description

A position in a Banner Health pharmacy is one you can look forward to. Join an engaging environment of full service, high technology and experience a wide variety of responsibilities. You'll also see how important a pharmacy job is to our ability to make life easier for our patients. Come enjoy great challenges and build both your knowledge of the field and your analytical skills.

Banner Del Webb Medical Center is a exciting , exciting environment where the pace is ambitious and your impact is immediate. BDWMC is known for a positive working environment and supportive team who helps to educate and train staff in multiple areas. In addition you will also have the opportunity to participate in committees outside of the various departments and Network with other facilities and departments. We have a robust ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency Program.

The Pharmacy Technician Medication Reconciliation Specialist is a very specialized position and is responsible for obtaining a full mediation history from patients in ED. Medication History Pharmacy Technicians are in integral part of the Medication Reconciliation process and lack of properly trained staff leads to inability to meet strategic initiatives targets (i.e. BHN TRiAD and 2015 Care Reliability Initiative-Heart Failure and Total Joints). This position is based in the emergency room, and will work closely with ED Clinical PharmacistWill obtain medication histories for those patients admitted to the hospital via the emergency department. Will be expected to obtain list from patient, family, physician, retail pharmacy. Required to enter list in electronic chart once medications have been verified. Will be trained to work in the central pharmacy department in case help is needed. Need to be able to work independently and in stressful situations.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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About Banner Del Webb Medical Center

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center excels in providing extraordinary health care to residents of the northwest Valley of metro Phoenix and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. With 366 licensed beds, the hospital provides a wide range of services, including acute medical and surgical services as well as intensive care, emergency and urgent care, inpatient/outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, neurology, orthopedics, oncology, urology, pulmonary, obstetrics and gynecology, extended care, outpatient diagnostic services, acute and outpatient rehabilitation and adult behavioral services.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position, under the supervision of a pharmacist, is responsible for obtaining a patients complete medication history through communication with the patient, family, and/or other resources and documenting it into the medical record.

Essential Functions

* Identifies and prioritizes patients according to need for medication history collection. Reviews and collects proper information for interview prior to patient interaction.

* Interviews patients to collect the medication history. Asks pertinent questions to ensure capture of all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal/dietary supplements. As necessary, contacts family or other resources (e.g. outside pharmacy) to get a more complete medication history.

* Documents medication history and allergies in the electronic health record according to established procedures. Tracks history collection through intervention documentation. As appropriate, notifies proper hospital staff of medication history completion.

* Follows procedure for infection control, safe patient practices (e.g. using 2 patient identifiers), interpreter services, and contraindications to patient interview.

* Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician II when needed and as appropriate. These duties may include, but are not limited to preparing, charging and crediting medications, restocking automated dispensing technology and compounding specialty medications and intravenous medications.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice (where applicable) and active pharmacy technician certification OR pharmacy intern licensure.

Experience must include 1 year working in an acute care or retail pharmacy setting as a pharmacy technician. Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must have good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. Must have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served; Must have the knowledge of brand/generic names of drugs, including OTCs, and their strengths/uses, as well as knowledge of herbal/dietary supplements and their strengths/uses. Must be able to prioritize tasks in a complex work environment; be personable and well organized. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems. May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.

Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or the Whole Health Clinic must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous community pharmacy technician experience.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

About Banner Health

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country. Banner offers 19 hospitals, six long-term care centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care services and home medical equipment services, in eight western states , Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. In addition to basic emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers offer a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services. Banner Health is also involved in cutting-edge research aimed at helping patients suffering from some of the most serious diseases and conditions, including spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's disease.