Ambulatory Medication Specialist CPhT

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Aug 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Ref
1900030L
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist and under the leadership the Pharmacy Management staff, the Ambulatory Pharmacy Assistant shall assist in pharmacy activities that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Assists the 'Medication Management in Transitions of Care' by conducting the following:
-Identifies eligible patients based on select high-risk patient criteria and receives patient requests from healthcare providers
-Collects medication history information from appropriate sources in a timely manner
-Communicates with patient and/or caregivers to identify the best possible medication history for the patient
-Documents medication history patient interview in a clear and concise manner for pharmacist review in the EMR in a timely fashion
-Obtains and interprets patient's prescription insurance and benefits as requested
-Assists with the coordination of the Meds to Beds program, including collecting and communicating prescription insurance, copayment, and delivery information to the appropriate parties
-Conducts follow-up phone calls with patients to determine adherence and/or refill reminders
-Performs other duties as assigned
Executes all quality assurance processes and procedures as required and/or requested. Compliance to department policies and procedures are mandatory. Must abide by all regulations set aside by the institution and regulatory agencies (i.e. the Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy). This includes, but is not limited to, federal and state regulations regarding controlled substances. A registered pharmacist will always directly supervise and is responsible for all performance and activities performed by the Ambulatory Pharmacy Assistant. The Ambulatory Pharmacy Assistant is responsible for attending mandatory staff meetings.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Science related field and 1 year of hospital experience as a hospital Pharmacy Technician (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
3 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Experience in a hospital
Experience in pediatric setting as a pharmacy technician is preferred (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Accurate data entry skills
Able to read write and speak English fluently
Strong time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills; excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills.
Excellent attention to details
Must be proficient in pharmaceutical calculations

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Medication List
1. Possess accurate data entry skills
2. Able to read, write and speak English fluently
3. Experienced in Microsoft office( Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
4. Fill, sort and deliver medication orders in a timely and efficient manner
5. Able to interview patients or caregiver to accurate create medication list
6. Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure; this may include using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and being able to compute rate, ratio, and percent
7. Strong time management and organizational skills

Customer Service
1. Excellent Communication skills, both orally and in writing
2. Able to effectively present information to the patient and in small group situations
3. Able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals
4. Anticipate and responds to customers needs; follows up until needs are met
5. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promotes safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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