Pharmacy Technician Job In Lodi, California
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TITLE: Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Technician
REPORTS TO: Director of Pharmacy Services, Pharmacy Supervisor, Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
SUMMARY: The Medication Reconciliation pharmacy technician obtains accurate medication histories from inpatients and assists with reconciliation of home medications with medications prescribed during their hospitalization. At discharge, the Medication Reconciliation technician identifies and communicates medication discrepancies to prescribers for reconciliation. May perform the tasks of a pharmacy technician as necessary. Demonstrates competency in the care of the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
1. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
2. High school graduate or equivalent
3. Licensed by the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician
4. Must have two (2) years Pharmacy Tech experience
4. Must have command of the English language in both verbal and written communication
5. Must have excellent customer service skills
7. Have the ability to work compatibly with others
8. Must be capable of performing self-directed work given defined goals and expected outcomes
1. A candidate must have knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, drug interactions, clinical pharmacy, pediatric/geriatric pharmacy, and medication reconciliation.
2. Have a least five (5) years experience in hospital or retail pharmacy.
3. Is a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) having passed the certification examination.
4. Bachelor’s Degree.
5. Bilingual – Spanish speaking.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Obtains accurate medication histories for patients admitted to the hospital.
2. Assists the patient’s physician(s) to reconcile discrepancies between home medications and medications prescribed during the inpatient stay.
3. Provides assistance with medication reconciliation at discharge for high risk patients by identifying and communicating medication discrepancies to prescribers for resolution.
4. Generates and analyzes quantitative data on the effectiveness of medication reconciliation for analysis of regulatory compliance, clinical and economic outcomes.
5. Participates in the Medication Safety Committee.
6. Provides limited operational support to the pharmacy.
7. Other duties as assigned.
1. Conducts hospital and department business in an ethical and lawful manner, and willing to report any knowledge of real or potential fraud or abuse according to the LH Compliance Code of Conduct.
2. Will not use or disclose individually identifiable health information of patients over and above that which is minimally required to perform your assigned position responsibilities.
Works in clean, well-lighted, ventilated building.
No history of drug abuse or conviction of a felony related to drugs. Must exhibit normal trunk and extremity mobility and strength. Must be able to lift up to thirty (30) pounds safely. Physical capacity, visual acuity, and manual dexterity for reaching, bending, climbing, lifting, pushing, and pulling to handle and manipulate stock applying proper body mechanics.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the Director.
Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the community it serves - both in and beyond its walls. As a non-profit, unaffiliated health system, Lodi Health is able to reinvest in talent, technology and physicians to ensure patients receive quality and very personal care.
Since April of 1952 when the Lodi Memorial Hospital's doors first opened, until today, Lodi Health has evolved to meet the changing community's need. In 1952, there were 14,000 residents in Lodi. Today there are 65,000, and the area served beyond Lodi's boundaries has grown to more than a quarter million people.
Over the last 63 years, a lot has changed at Lodi Memorial Hospital. New buildings and wings have been erected. New technologies, like robotic-assisted surgery, have been introduced. Quality physicians and dedicated nurses have worked round the clock. Lodi Memorial Hospital became Lodi Health to encompass all of its services that provide the quality health care you need with the compassion and personal attention you want from the first day of your life and every day thereafter.
Our vision is to be the first choice for health care by providing the highest level of quality, care access, wellness and affordability through partnerships with patients, staff, physicians and the community we serve.
Now, Lodi Health is pleased to join the Adventist Health family, which allows for even greater service in Lodi and its surrounding communities.