SUMMARY: This position is accountable for participating in medication reconciliation for newly admitted patients who have been identified as high risk for medication misinformation. Medication history will be obtained from the patient/caregiver and appropriate pharmacies. The technician enters or updates the medication list in the electronic health record. The technician will communicate completion of the medication reconciliation and identified discrepancies to the patient's care team (physician, nurse and pharmacist). The technician will also be responsible for participating in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement projects related to medication reconciliation.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. PHCH (CA Pharmacy Technician) and CPHT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) preferred. Minimum three (3) years hospital pharmacy, medical clinic, or retail pharmacy experience. Demonstrated keyboard and computer navigation skills required. Demonstrated knowledge of outpatient and retail drugs (prescription and non-prescription) and usual pediatric doses. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, 80 hours per two week pay period. Variable shifts, start times are currently 7:30, 10:00 and 12:30 days and weekends.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.