Pharmacy Technician III - Medical History

Candidate will work on the inpatient floors and in the emergency room when obtaining med histories.
The Pharmacy Technician III is responsible for working with the pharmacist in processing medication orders. This position performs routine duties in packaging, distribution and record keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. The Pharmacy Technician III assists in preparing intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapy agents. This position should consistently demonstrate an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. The Pharmacy Technician III may work with the pharmacist in processing physician orders for medications and other drug orders by entering information on the patient medication profiles. The Pharmacy Technician III may perform supervisory functions as related to workflow. This position encourages and is instrumental in the training and orienting of new employees. The Pharmacy Technician III must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served while maintaining the ideals of Service Excellence.
This position is for second shift (12:30pm - 11:00pm 4 x 10 hour shifts) and rotating weekends (every other) and holidays
As a member of Banner Pharmacy Services all new hired are expected to participate in pharmacy specific education designed specific to each role and service line. The pharmacy education team will coordinate the learning experience and requirements to all new hires following acceptance of the position. A new employee is expected to dedicate 1-4 consecutive days of time to the orientation and training period prior to continuing to site specific training. This learning material provides new associates with the knowledge and skill to be successful within the role of a pharmacist or technician.
About Banner Del Webb Medical Center
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center excels in providing extraordinary health care to residents of the northwest Valley of metro Phoenix and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. With 366 licensed beds, the hospital provides a wide range of services, including acute medical and surgical services as well as intensive care, emergency and urgent care, inpatient/outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, neurology, orthopedics, oncology, urology, pulmonary, obstetrics and gynecology, extended care, outpatient diagnostic services, acute and outpatient rehabilitation and adult behavioral services.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
Job Summary
This position, under the supervision of a pharmacist, is responsible for obtaining a patients complete medication history through communication with the patient, family, and/or other resources and documenting it into the medical record.
Essential Functions
Identifies and prioritizes patients according to need for medication history collection. Reviews and collects proper information for interview prior to patient interaction.
Interviews patients to collect the medication history. Asks pertinent questions to ensure capture of all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal/dietary supplements. As necessary, contacts family or other resources (e.g. outside pharmacy) to get a more complete medication history.
Documents medication history and allergies in the electronic health record according to established procedures. Tracks history collection through intervention documentation. As appropriate, notifies proper hospital staff of medication history completion.
Follows procedure for infection control, safe patient practices (e.g. using 2 patient identifiers), interpreter services, and contraindications to patient interview.
Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician II when needed and as appropriate. These duties may include, but are not limited to preparing, charging and crediting medications, restocking automated dispensing technology and compounding specialty medications and intravenous medications.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice (where applicable and/or required). Pharmacy technician certification required.May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.
Experience must include 1 year working in an acute care setting as a pharmacy technician. Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must have good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. Must have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served; Must have the knowledge of brand/generic names of drugs, including OTCs, and their strengths/uses, as well as knowledge of herbal/dietary supplements and their strengths/uses. Must be able to prioritize tasks in a complex work environment; be personable and well organized. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems. May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.
Preferred Qualifications
Previous community pharmacy technician experience.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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