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Pharmacy Medication Data Technician - Pharmacy

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Napa
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Pharmacy Medication Data Technician the Pharmacy Department at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Location: Napa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Evenings

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the pharmacist in charge, is responsible for collecting a complete and accurate medication history from patients being admitted to Queen of the Valley Medical Center (QVMC). May also work in the Inpatient Pharmacy, as needed.

Essential Functions:

* Communicates clearly with all members of the health care team including physicians, Lead RN, staff nurses, and ancillary staff.

* Completes accurate medication data collection with each person being admitted. Collects and compiles a complete and accurate list of patient's home medications including over the counter drugs and herbal supplements including drug name, strength, dosage, route, frequency and last dose taken in a timely manner.

* Seeks and records accurate information regarding all of the patient's home medications, any known drug allergies and reactions from the patient, family or primary physician in a manner that is professional and non-invasive.

* Follows up on all questionable items within medication history by seeking information from appropriate sources such as family, primary physician, or pharmacy.

* Uses electronic medical records system to record home medication list.

* Reviews admitted patient's home medication lists for accurate and complete information as requested by physicians and nurses as time permits.

* Collaborates with all members of the health care team to review the patient's medication list for any discrepancies, including duplications, omissions, interactions or name/dose/route/confusion.

* Has access to and/or handles medications according to the standards set by the Medical Center.

* Meets all expectations of the Pharmacy Technician (certified) job description and works as an inpatient pharmacy technician, as needed.


* Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish).

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with people with diverse backgrounds and all levels with in the organization and in the community.

* Ability to create and foster a cooperative team work environment.

* Knowledge of pharmacy operations.

* Ability to perform accurate and timely data entry regarding medications.

* Basic computer skills.

* Knowledge of commonly used prescription drugs including brand/generic names available dosages, frequencies and indications.

* Meditech familiarity.

* Ability to have patience with sick and/or aging patients.

Minimum Position Requirements:


* Current Pharmacy Technician certification.

* National certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required within six (6) months of obtaining position.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year Outpatient Pharmacy Technician experience.

For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Napa , Pharmacy Medication Data Technician - Pharmacy, Healthcare , Napa, California

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