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Providence Health & Services Medication Reconciliation Technician in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Medication Reconciliation Technician (Pharmacy, Variables , 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Understand the medication reconciliation process in the EMR.

  • Collect, clarify, create, confirm, and document accurate information regarding patients’ home medication.

  • Work with pharmacists to coordinate daily work, identify issues needing a pharmacist’s attention, drug and disease state information, and help troubleshooting.

  • Prioritize workflow.

  • Establish effective working relationships with healthcare staff and providers.

  • Participate in quality improvement and medication safety projects pertaining to admission medication histories or medication reconciliation.

  • Facilitate medication charge reconciliation under the direction of the Pharmacy Compliance Officer.

  • Responsible for running daily reports of un-reconciled dispenses from pharmacy as well as automated dispensing cabinets.

  • Access patient profiles within Epic to distinguish whether an un-reconciled dispense was administered. Confirmed by looking for an associated charge in Epic or review waste reports to determine if the medication in question was wasted by the floor nurse.

  • Collected information is maintained on spreadsheet and sent to the respective patient care area, Clinical Manager for review and reconciliation.

  • Responsible for locating trauma sheets in the soft charts for patients that have recently been admitted or seen for a trauma. With the information found on the trauma sheets, the tech is then responsible for locating the associated charges to ensure that the patient was billed correctly for administered medications.

  • Mentor and train pharmacy staff as needed, regarding obtaining medication histories and documenting in the EMR.

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the State of Alaska

  • 2 years work experience in a pharmacy department

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Some college

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

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

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 258447

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