Medication History Specialist

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 63646

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision, interviews patients and reviews medication-related documentation for the purpose of compiling a medication history for patients being admitted to York Hospital. Compiled history information is entered into the patient’s electronic health record for the purpose of facilitating medication reconciliation by the admitting provider. May perform a variety of functions which impact the medication reconciliation process and patient care.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collects an accurate best possible medication list of the patient’s home medications in anticipation of hospital admission.
  2. Gathers information for best possible medication list from various resources (patient interviews, physician offices, community pharmacies, historical encounters, extended care facilities, or other acute care facilities) to ensure a complete and accurate entry into the hospital’s electronic health record.
  3. Effectively communicates with other health care professionals to prioritize patient care and identify patient specific needs.
  4. Accurately enters the home medication list into the Hospital’s information system for utilization by the provider responsible for admitting the patient.
  5. Updates the medication list in a timely manner so it can be used as the foundation for the patient’s admission medication orders.
  6. Directs any unresolved issues to the admitting provider.
  7. Gathers medication information for patients in the ED and those being directly admitted to the floor.
  8. Greets, directs and assists patients, visitors, physicians and ancillary department staff.
  9. Answers telephones using personable etiquette. Answers inquiries by providing accurate information or forwarding callers to the appropriate resource. Identifies emergency messages, directs information to the appropriate personnel and maintains confidentiality.
  10. Communicates delays/difficulties in reconciliation process with appropriate disciplines.
  11. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment, hardware and supplies.
  12. Completes educational requirements as required.
  13. Identifies own learning needs and seeks appropriate education. Participates in meetings, on committees and represents the Emergency Department, York Hospital and Wellspan Health in community outreach efforts. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programs and affiliations.
  14. Attends meetings as required.
  15. Performs other related duties as identified.
  16. Demonstrates a commitment to patients, visitors, and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of duplication errors and methodology that will lead to a reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and “error proof” systems that will lead to increased safety and participating in safety and compliance education and root cause analyses as required.
  17. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  18. Demonstrates interpersonal communication to enhance/maintain good relationships. Takes a proactive approach to solving problems or behaviors. Displays a positive attitude as demonstrated through verbal and non-verbal communication.
  19. Demonstrates behavior consistent with System mission, vision, goals, objectives and patient care philosophy.
  20. Maintains effective communication and good relationships with other discipline within the facility for the patient’s benefit.
  21. Treats all individuals with respect, courtesy and empathy. Willingly assists others with questions. Introduces self to visitors and offers assistance. Verbal and non-verbal responses are courteous, friendly and caring.
  22. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  23. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 6 months
    • Pref Field Of Expertise: Experience with medication names, their uses, doses and routes of administration
    • Req Course(s)/Training: 4 weeks hands-on training in the department; Medical Terminology (Optional)
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; excellent computer skills and the ability to use various software applications at once
    • Excellent patient interview skills
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Katelyn Baker
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)