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Medication History Specialist

Company: WellStar Health Systems
Location: Hiram
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

**Overview**

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar,our mission is simple, yet powerful:to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.

**Responsibilities**

**Medication History Specialist** Position is located in the Emergency Department at Wellstar Paulding. Medication History Specialist is an integral member of the Emergency Department team, 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. MHS role is essential to assure high quality and safe care by reducing medication duplications, commissions and possible errors. Information obtained will be accurately entered into the computer system and it will be used by the physician, pharmacist, nurse and other healthcare providers as an input into treatment plans and medication orders during hospitalization, and in discharge planning for post hospital transition and care.

+ Must pass medication history competency exam within 30 days of start date. Must be able to pass annual competency and quality assurance metrics.

+ Interview and inquiry techniques with patient, family, pharmacy to compile the best possible medication history. Responsible for entering all home medication orders into the electronic medical record. Monitor the tracking board for potential admissions and highly complex patients to complete the medication history to assist in the delivery of quality care. Upon notification of patient admission, responsible for updating home medication record in electronic medical record to match ordered and or active prescription medications.

+ Possess service excellence skills, setting patient and family at ease, demonstrating patience and compassion at the bedside. Will work under direction of ED Leadership, Medication Safety Officer, and nurses as needed to resolve any discrepancies/errors in home medication orders.

**F/T Evenings: 12 pm - 12 am x 3 shifts per week**

**Qualifications**

**Required Minimum Education** : High School graduate or possess a GED. Medical Terminology highly preferred.

**Required Minimum Certification** : Licensed as Certified Pharmacy Technician from the National Technician Licensing Board. Registered with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy

**Required Minimum Experience:** Two years pharmacy technician experience required, _hospital experience highly preferred_ .

**Required Minimum Skills** :Minimal typing skills. Basic computer skills. Good oral communication skills. Basic management skills. Good problem solving skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds. Ability to push a transportation cart of approximately 100 pounds.

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For". Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

**Job ID** _2021-61598_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

**Department** _Emergency Department - Paulding_

**Facility** _WellStar Paulding Hospital_

**Category** _Allied Health_

**City** _Hiram_

**Shift** _Evenings_

**State** _Georgia_

Keywords: WellStar Health Systems, Atlanta , Medication History Specialist, Other , Hiram, Georgia

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