Medication History Specialist - Emergency Department - Full Time (Day/Evening Shift)

Lebanon, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 55909

Position Summary:

Medication History Specialist


Full Time - Day/Evening Shift (10 Hour Shifts)


Every 3rd Weekend & Every Other Holiday 




General Summary:


Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Manager-ED and the WellSpan Hospitalist team, interviews patients and reviews medication-related documentation for the purpose of compiling a medication history for patients.  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:


  • Collects an accurate best possible medication list of the patient’s home medications in anticipation of hospital admission.
  • 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.
  • Effectively communicates with other health care professionals to prioritize patient care and identify patient specific needs.
  • Accurately enters the home medication list into the Hospital’s information system for utilization by the provider.
  • Updates the medication list in a timely manner so it can be used as the foundation for the patient’s admission medication orders.
  • Directs any unresolved issues to the admitting provider.
  • Greets, directs and assists patients, visitors, physicians and ancillary department staff.
  • 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.
  • Communicates delays/difficulties in reconciliation process with appropriate disciplines.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment, hardware and supplies.
Required Skills


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training (preferred)
  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program (preferred)
  • Familiarity of Medical terminology
  • Knowledge of medications (their uses, dosages and techniques of administration)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent patient interview/inquiry skills
  • Intermediate computer skills and the ability to use various software applications at once
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
Required Experience


  • Minimum 6 months experience working in a pharmacy setting within a healthcare environment or retail pharmacy (preferred)

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

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.

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