Pharmacy Tech Transition Specialist - Medication History - Ben Taub Hospital - Full-Time /Days
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 164851
The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist's priority is to deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care at all times and ensure world class service recognized for excellence. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist is responsible for actively engaging patients, fulfilling prescriptions for accuracy and safety, and coordinating medication delivery and medication education to patient's bedside prior to discharge. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist simplifies the discharge medication process, making it easy, so that patients can focus on what really matters - getting better and staying healthy. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist provides customer service excellence to all patients, creating unforgettable patient experiences. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist will work closely with individuals from pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff to ensure prescriptions are filled and delivered, with education being provided on time before patient is discharged from the hospital. Coordination of efforts with nursing and physicians is critical. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist recognizes physicians and nurses as essential partners with shared goals of delivering the remarkable patient experience.
Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialists will actively engage patients throughout their hospitalization and facilitate processing and delivery of discharge prescriptions to the bedside. The need for absolute accuracy and precision in all aspects of the job is essential to ensure patient health and safety. During down time, the Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist is expected to work with inpatient staff and managers to support inpatient pharmacy operations.
Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialists may also perform medication histories for new patients in the Emergency Center and admitted to the hospital. Under the general supervision of the clinical pharmacist, they shall provide complete and accurate information for each medication, e.g., drug name, dose, route, frequency, indication, and date/time last dose was taken. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist will utilize 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. They will routinely verify and update patient allergies, adverse drug reactions, preferred pharmacy and primary care physician information in the electronic medical record. Medication histories are to be completed in the electronic health record and sent to the pharmacist for cosignature in an accurate and timely manner. The Pharmacy Technician Transition Specialist will assist the pharmacist by ensuring patients identified for hospital admission have a completed medication history. Education materials may also be prepared as necessary.
Degrees: Associate's degree (preferred)
School Education: High School Diploma Or GED
Licenses & Certifications: a) Registered Pharmacy Technician by Texas State Board of Pharmacy & in good standing b) Medication Therapy Management Certification: Medication History (preferred)
Experience: Two (2) Years of Work Experience as a Pharmacy Technician; with a minimum of 1 year of experience at hospital/infusion pharmacy and 1 year of experience with outpatient pharmacy
Languages: Spanish Fluent (Preferred)
Communication Skills: a) Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact) : Strong communication (written & verbal) and analytical skills, as well as the ability provide education b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking) c) Writing/Correspondence
Proficiencies: a) MS Office b) Typing between 20-29 words per minute: 25 WPM
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: a) Mathematics b) Medical Terminology Knowledge
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
Other Special Requirements
Other Requirements: a) Demonstrates professionalism, confidence, strong organizational skills, efficiency, initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. b) Excellent interpersonal skills. c) Creative problem solving ability. d) Advanced computer skills. e) Experience with web based tools, point of sale, and clinical systems.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.