Position: Pharmacy Transition Specialist / Medication
Location: Rex Hospital / Raleigh
Hours: Full Time, 40 hrs/wk; variable
The medication history technician is an integral member of the
Pharmacy and Emergency Department teams. The medication history
technician 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. Medication history information will be obtained
from the patient directly or the patient's family, retail pharmacy
or physician office. This role is essential to assure high
quality and safe care by reducing medication duplications,
omissions and possible errors. The information obtained will be
accurately entered into the computer system and it will be
used by physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare
providers to make care decisions during hospitalization, and
in discharge planning for post-hospital transitions
Skills required: Accurate work with careful attention to
detail. Good clinical judgment to determine accuracy of
information obtained. Working knowledge of common outpatient
medication doses and dosage forms. Possess the necessary
interpersonal and communication skills required to interact with
patients, co-workers, and other health professionals. Ability to
prioritize work in a high-volume work environment. Ability to adapt
to changes in workload and schedule to meet patient needs.
Ability to set priorities and solve problems.
Completion of a nine-month Pharmacy Technician Program (or
equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
If completion of a Pharmacy Technician Program: No prior
If a High School Diploma or GED: Two (2) years of experience as
a Pharmacy Technician.
Registration with the NC Board of Pharmacy unless enrolled in a
PharmD program. CPhT from PTCB or ExCPT from NHA unless enrolled in
a PharmD program.