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Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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Location: Duke Hospital (Continuity of Care) Durham, North Carolina
The Continuity of Care pharmacy technician is a self-motivated, independent pharmacy technician responsible for working collaboratively with the Transitions of Care Manager within the Clinical and Patient Care Services division to perform medication history interviews for patients at Duke University Hospital. Rotating shift, (generally Monday-Friday). Must be willing to work one major and one minor holiday.
Duties and Responsibilities
Use high-level communication skills to perform a patient interview and obtain a complete home medication list. This includes contacting retail pharmacies or physician offices to verify the medication history with persistence to achieve the highest level of accuracy.
Ensure complete and accurate documentation for each identified medication in the electronic medical record with careful attention to detail.
Discuss any identified issues related to the medication history with the clinical pharmacist staff to promote high-quality transitions of care.
Provide medication history related pharmacy technician and student training and development.
Participate in departmental goal planning and quality improvement activities, focused on care transitions
Participate in committee, workgroup or team meetings
Contribute to development projects (design, implementation, measuring impact)
Maintain familiarity with all departmental programs Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of medication names (brand/generic) and basic math.
Five years in Community/Retail setting preferred
Experience performing medication histories/reconciliation is preferred
Attention to detail and persistence in work ethic
Able to work independently and prioritize responsibilities in a high-volume environment
Necessary communication and interpersonal skills to maintain effective working relationships with patients and co-workers
Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth
Must be able to operate a computer, telephone, pager and other pharmacy equipment
Work requires high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a formalized Pharmacy Technician program preferred.
Work requires a minimum of two years experience as a Pharmacy Technician plus completion of advanced competencies checklist as documented and approved by the Department of Pharmacy. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Pharmacy technician certification is required from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). North Carolina Board of Pharmacy registration is required.
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