Aug 02, 2021

Pharmacy Technician - Medication Reconciliation

  • Swedish
  • Edmonds, WA, USA

Job Description

Description:

Swedish is looking for a Pharmacy Technician (Per Diem, Variable Shift) in Medication Reconciliation at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, Washington.

Swedish Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician with a focus on accurate patient medication histories to join our team! The Medication History Pharmacy Technician will assist the pharmacist by performing the following medication history activities, with the goal of compiling an accurate and complete medication list prior to hospital admission:

  • Collection and clarification of the home medication list through patient or caregiver interview, information gathered from electronic sources, community pharmacies and primary care provider.
  • Verification of allergy information.
  • Entry of the home medication list into the electronic health record (EHR), as well as updating the patient’s preferred community pharmacy information in the EHR.
  • Documentation in the EHR and communication of relevant information associated with home medications in the EHR and/or verbally to the pharmacist.
  • Communicating concisely and effectively with patients, families, pharmacists, and other health care providers related to patient home medication histories.

The Medication History Pharmacy Technician will also be cross-trained in other Inpatient Pharmacy areas to support coverage as needed, however the primary work location will be within the Emergency Department.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current Washington state Pharmacy Technician license

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two years’ experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in a hospital or community pharmacy setting.
  • Broad pharmacy experience in different settings (e.g. community, hospital, home health, etc.)
  • Prior experience with obtaining medication histories and/or medication reconciliation
  • Working knowledge of common outpatient medications, doses and forms

About the Edmonds Campus.

Swedish Edmonds has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the Greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. Swedish Edmonds is an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

  • 217 licensed beds.
  • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff.
  • 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.
  • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://swedish.jobs/why-swedish/#benefits-rewards

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 291242