Medication History Specialist ( Emergency Department) - York Hospital - York - PT (Nights)

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 49884

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 being admitted to York Hospital. Compiled history information is entered into the patients 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 patients 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 hospitals electronic health record.
4 Effectively communicates with other health care professionals to prioritize patient care and identify patient specific needs.
5 Accurately enters the home medication list into the Hospitals information system for utilization by the provider responsible for admitting the patient.
6 Updates the medication list in a timely manner so it can be used as the foundation for the patients admission medication orders.
7 Directs any unresolved issues to the admitting provider.
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.

Required Experience

Minimum Education:              

High School or G.E.D.


Minimum Experience:           

3 - 6 months


Preferred Field Of Expertise:        

Experience with medication names, their uses, doses and routes of administration


Required Course(s)/Training:       

4 weeks hands-on training in the department

Medical Terminology (Optional)



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

About WellSpan
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 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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

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)

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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