WellStar Health Systems Medication History Specialist - Full Time - Days - Emergency Unit in Austell, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Full Time Days

E R Unit

As an integral member of the Emergency Department team, the Medication History Specialist (MHS) is responsible for working with patients who have been identified for admission to the hospital in order to obtain and document the best possible medication history. The MHS role is essential to assure high quality and safe care by reducing medication duplications, commissions and possible errors. The information obtained will be accurately entered into the computer system and it will be used by the physicians, pharmacist, nurse and other healthcare providers as an input into treatment plans and medication orders during hospitalization, and in discharge planning for post hospital transition and care. Must pass medication history competency exam within 30 days of start date. Must be able to pass annual competency and quality assurance metrics. Interview and inquiry techniques, with the patient, family, pharmacy) to compile the best possible medication history. Responsible for entering all home medication orders into the electronic medical record. Monitor the tracking board for potential admissions and highly complex patients to complete the medication history to assist in the delivery of quality care. Upon notification of patient admission responsible for updating home medication record in electronic medical record to match ordered and or active prescription medications. Possess service excellence skills, setting patient and family at ease, emonstrating, patience and compassion at the bedside. Will work under direction of ED Leadership, Medication Safety Officer, and nurses as needed to resolve any discrepancies/errors in home medication orders.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education : High School graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) Degree. Medical Terminology preferred

Required Minimum Certification : Licensed as Certified Pharmacy Technician from the National Technician Licensing Board. Registered with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy

Required Minimum Experience : Two years pharmacy technician experience required, retail experience preferred.

Required Minimum Skills : Minimal typing skills. Basic computer skills. Good oral communication skills. Basic management skills. Good problem solving skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds. Ability to push a transportation cart of approximately 100 pounds

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

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Department Emergency Unit

Facility WellStar Cobb Hospital

Category Allied Health

City Austell

Shift Days

State Georgia