Pharmacy Technician II - Medication History (Full-Time)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 196276
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 3:30pm
Duke University Hospital
General Description of the Job Class
The Continuity of Care pharmacy technician is a self-motivated, independent advanced pharmacy technician responsible for working collaboratively with the Transitions of Care Manager within the Clinical and Patient Care Services division to collect medication histories for patients admitted at Duke University Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Use high-level communication skills to perform patient interviews and obtain a complete and accurate home medication list. This includes contacting retail pharmacies or long-term care facilities to verify the medication history with persistence to achieve the highest level of accuracy.
Ensure complete and accurate documentation for each identified medication in the electronic medical record with careful attention to detail.
Discuss any identified issues related to the medication history with the clinical pharmacist staff to promote high-quality transitions of care.
Provide medication history related pharmacy technician and student training and development.
Participate in departmental goal planning and quality improvement activities, focused on care transitions
Maintain familiarity with all departmental programs
Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of medication names (brand/generic) and basic math.
Attention to detail and persistence in work ethic
Able to work independently and prioritize responsibilities in a high-volume environment
Necessary communication and interpersonal skills to maintain effective working relationships with patients and co-workers
Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth
Must be able to operate a computer, telephone, pager and other pharmacy equipment
High school diploma or equivalent required
Completion of a certified pharmacy technician training program preferred
Minimum two years pharmacy technician experience, but 5 years (Community/Retail setting preferred)
Experience performing medication histories/reconciliation is preferred
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification required, unless actively enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
Must be eligible for registry with the NC Board of Pharma
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