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Medication History Pharmacy Technician

Boston, MA

Job Description



Medication reconciliation during transitions of care from the community to hospitalsetting is essential for patient safety and to optimize inpatient care. This processbegins with a thorough history of all regular medication use prior to admission(prescribed and non-prescribed), using several different information sources.The medication history pharmacy technician will systematically interview thepatient, family, and/or caregiver to obtain a complete list of home medications. This medication list will then be confirmed with a secondsource that may include a pharmacy, mail order, or nursing facilitydocumentation. Following completion, the pharmacy technician will documentfindings in the medical record and communicate pertinent medication informationwith the medical team.


  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to identify patientsrequiring a medication history
  • Determine an appropriate time to conduct patient/familymember interviews
  • Interact with patient and family members in a professionaland compassionate way
  • Contact pharmacies, long-term care facilities, and clinicsto obtain additional information and confirm information provided by thepatient
  • Obtain medication allergy history and related reactions tothe medication
  • Obtain immunization history

  • Verificationof patient and medication information
  • Assesses patient compliance and knowledge about eachmedication through use of open-ended questions and motivational interviewingskills
  • Use good clinical judgement to assess accuracy of eachmedication by reviewing medication dose, route, frequency, and indication foruse
  • Review appropriate information with members of the medicalteam and pharmacist if applicable

  • Documentation
  • Navigate EPIC with proficiency
  • Document gathered information appropriately in EPIC andRedCap using approved templates

  • Qualifications

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and MA Pharmacy Technician license required
  • Nationally certified PTCB
  • Experience interacting and communicating with patients in the hospital or clinic setting
  • Strong foundational knowledge of generic and brand medications used to treat chronic conditions
  • Proficiency in communicating medication information with healthcare professionals

  • Speak, read, and document the English language
  • Dependable with effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Precise and accurate in information gathering and documentation

  • Workspace located on inpatient floor or emergency department
  • Directly communicating with patients/families/caregivers alongside the multidisciplinary medical team
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of the work day

  • Primary Location

    :MA-Boston-MGH 15 Parkman

    Work Locations

    :MGH 15 Parkman15 Parkman AvenueBoston02114


    :Internship/Co Ops


    :Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


    :Full-timeStandard Hours:40


    :Day Job

    Employee Status

    :RegularRecruiting Department:MGH Pharmacy

    Job Posting

    :Feb 11, 2020
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