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Southern Ohio Medical Center Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Technician in Portsmouth, Ohio

  • GENERAL SUMMARY

  • Works under the supervision of the Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Manager. The Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Technician's primary job function is to assist the Pharmacist in the preparation of patient home medication lists. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

  • High School Diploma or successful completion of an equivalent High School Exam Required

  • Enrolled in, completion of a board approved Pharmacy Technician training program or National Certification required

  • Licensure:

  • Successful completion of National Qualification test required

  • State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Technician Registration required

  • Experience:

  • Pharmacy Technician training program or national certification required.

  • Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to maintain a customer service orientation to professionals, patients, and hospital employees. Willingness to work under direct and indirect supervision. Ability to work well as a team member. Accuracy in following directions.

  • Essential Technical/Motor Skills:

  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate unit dose medications and syringes in an aseptic manner. Requires ability to enter information into a computer.

  • Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and/or moving/pulling carts throughout the hospital departments up to 75% of the day. Requires lifting up to 30lbs occasionally and 10lbs or less frequently.

  • Essential Mental Requirements:

  • Analytical skills to sort medications and pharmaceutical supplies, make calculations and maintain records. Knowledge of basic medical terminology and generic/brand names of drugs desirable. Attention to detail and ability to follow directions required. Must be able to read, write and communicate in an effective manner.

  • Essential Sensory Requirements:

  • Sufficient vision to perform duties.

  • Exposure to Hazards:

  • Tasks involve very low exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Minor risk to hazardous chemicals (acids, etc.)/biological/and chemotherapeutic agents exist.

  • Other:

  • N/A

  • JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

  • The following is a summary of the major job duties of this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Contacts pharmacies, nursing homes, and the Veteran Affairs for a complete list of home medications.

  • Interviews patients and/or family members to validate home medications.

  • Communicates with the Pharmacist regarding any questions about home medications.

  • Enters the patients’ complete list of home medications into Meditech.

  • Responsible for general cleanliness of work area/department.

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