Billings Clinic Registered Pharmacy Technician - Medication History in Billings, Montana
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Registered Pharmacy Technician - Medication History
PHARMACY (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Shift: Day, Evening, Weekends
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Non-Exempt)
Starting Wage DOE
The role of the medication history technician is to accurately and efficiently perform the following tasks independently:
• Collect patient’s home/outpatient medication information through patient interview or medication administration records (MAR) if patient from a facility that administers medications to the patient
• Create a patient’s complete home medication list
• Verify medication lists for accuracy and completeness utilizing pharmacy prescription fill history information
• Document patient’s medication list in the electronic medical record (EMR)
• The pharmacy technician also provides assistance and support to the pharmacist as well as trains new employees. • The pharmacy technician must successfully complete training and additional testing as assigned as well as maintain competency in all areas relevant to job performance. Additional duties may be assigned by the Manager determined by need.
• Responsible for assisting the pharmacist in the delivery of quality pharmaceutical care and drug distribution as permitted by law.
Essential Job Functions
• Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
• Answers the telephone and assists customers seeking pharmaceutical care. Performs a variety of data entry and report generating tasks.
• Assists the pharmacist with all aspects of the Billings Clinic medication distribution system including compounding/admixing pharmaceutical preparations, unit-dosing medications, filling & restocking medication kits/trays, medication cart-fill, etc.
• Maintains adequate medication inventories and supplies to meet dispensing needs. Communicates to Pharmacy Purchasing any medications or supplies needed.
• Maintains an accurate controlled substance perpetual inventory via appropriate use of controlled substance vault or controlled substance records.
• Facilitates the delivery of all pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of the customer/patient.
• Maintains the pharmacy in a neat and organized condition.
• Enters medication charges and credits for the adjudication/reconciliation of patient accounts and insurance claims billing.
• Participates in quality improvement activities utilizing performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality.
• Educates and trains new pharmacy staff, as appropriate.
• Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.
• Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.
• Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.reased costs
• High school graduate or equivalent and be at least 18 years old
• Current Montana state certification and any national certification approved by the Montana State Board of Pharmacy and meet requirements to maintain national certification which requires completion of 20 hours continuing education and payment of the appropriate fee every two years
• Certified Pharmacy Technician is responsible to maintain a Billings Clinic file that contains all orientation, training, continuing education and competency assessments. This file must be available upon inspection by the State Pharmacy Inspector as required by Montana State Board of Pharmacy.
• Must successfully pass the Billings Clinic Inpatient Pharmacy training competencies within the first six (6) months of employment as appropriate for each staffing area.
• All staff that have the potential to compound IV medications must successfully complete and demonstrate competency with regards to the application of Billings Clinic policy PCMM-210-Guidelines for Use & Handling of Cytotoxic and Other Hazardous Drugs and departmental USP-797 policies, including passing annual media fill and gloved-fingertip sampling evaluations.
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