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Swedish Health Services Pharmacy Technician - Medication Reconciliation in Issaquah, Washington

Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Technician (1.0 FTE, Days) at Swedish Issaquah in Issaquah, WA.

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:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent

  • Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program

  • Current license to practice as a pharmacy technician in the State of Washington

  • Excellent computer, customer service, and written/verbal communication skills.

  • Accurate work performance with an attention to detail.

  • Proactively sets priorities and solves problems.

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 Issaquah Campus

With advances in technology, an environmentally friendly design and new hospital infrastructure, the campus is designed to be different. The new campus provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatric specialty care, emergency services, primary care and a host of other medical and surgical services and specialists.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

https://caregiver.ehr.com

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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Washington-Issaquah

Work Locations: Issaquah Main Bldg (WA171) 751 Ne Blakely Dr Issaquah, 98029

Req ID: 291363

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