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Medical History Specialist - Medication Administration


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Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

7569 Medication History Services

Supervisory Organization

Medication History Services

Grade

G10

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Summary

Job Title:  Medication History Specialist-Med Administration

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

Part-time, 0.5 (40 hr/2weeks) working flexible hours between 3:00pm and 3:00am with 8,10 and 12 hr shifts to meet the demands of the  team and every other weekend and holiday.  This position is located at Lancaster General Hospital

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for accurately collecting and entering patient medication histories into the hospital’s information system for utilization by health care professional during the hospital encounter.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Collects a list of the patient’s current home medications in anticipation of hospital admission.
  • Responsible for gathering information from various resources (physician offices, community pharmacy, historical encounter, extended care facility, another acute care facility) to ensure a complete and accurate entry into the hospital’s computer system.
  • Effectively communicates with other health care professionals to maintain appropriate patient flow and identify patient specific needs (language barriers, educational, financial, etc).

  • Accurately enters the home medication list into the hospital’s information system for utilization by the Provider responsible for admitting the patient.

  • Completes the computer entry of the home medication list in a timely manner so it can be used as the foundation for the patient’s admission medication orders.

  • Directs any unresolved issues to the Pharmacist.

  • Administration of defined medications/vaccinations.
  • Competency and accountability in the use of medication safety technology (pyxis and barcode scanning for patient and medication identification).
  • Performs screening assessments for drug and alcohol, suicide, Hep C, pneumococcal and influenza.
  • Places orders (medication, lab and support services) as a result of the screening tool.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or successful completion of General Educational Development (GED) exam is required.
  • LPN or RN licensure; or  Pharmacist with vaccine licensure (such as an immunization certification through an accredited organization (American Pharmacists Association (APhA)).
  • Must obtain 80% or higher on department administered exam on key elements of the medication history process (administered post employment.
  • General computer skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of medication names (both trade and generic), their uses, doses, and routes of administration. 
  • Must be able to identify medications based on markings.
  • Excellent patient interview skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with patient and other health care professionals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Two (2) years of previous hospital health care.

This position requires a licensure

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

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LGH Full Time Posted on 10/13/2020