Medication Technician Job Description

Medication Technician Job Description

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Medication technician provides support for manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) while meeting local, state, and federal quality and safety regulations.

Medication Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective medication technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included medication technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure accurate accounting and safekeeping of all narcotics at all times
Helps residents with arrangements for doctor appointments, beauty shop appointments, , as needed
Provides direct resident care, following the residents� support plan and physician orders
Acquisition of patient medication history
Interview patients and/or family members regarding medication allergies
Document medication allergies appropriately
Document information gathered accurately in computer and generates an Admission Medication Reconciliation form for the physician
Reports to pharmacy for additional duties when time permits
Verbal expression is clear, positive, and appropriate
Effectively communicate to the appropriate audience and alters communication style according to the audience

Medication Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medication Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, MA, CMT, CNA, CMA, TMA

Education for Medication Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medication technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Education, Associates, Department of Education, Technical, Health Care, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy, High School Education, Education and Training, Computer

Skills for Medication Technician

Desired skills for medication technician include:

Departmental program software and the company’s clinical information systems
Standard medical abbreviations and medical terminology
Basic psychiatric rehabilitation interventions
Nursing practices
Ability to carry out calculations for common dosage determination
Federal
Generic and trade pharmaceutical names
Medical terminology
Pharmaceutical calculations and laws and regulations
State and local long term care regulations

Desired experience for medication technician includes:

Display ingenuity, self-reliance, resourcefulness, assertiveness, ambition and
Must complete a pre-employment polygraph test
Must be able to pass the Pharmacy math and spelling test with a minimum score of 80%
Must be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of different drug types
Must be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of medical and healthcare terminology
Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued care

Medication Technician Examples

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Medication Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medication technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medication technician
  • Entry of the home medication list into the electronic health record (EHR), updating patient’s retail pharmacy information in the EHR
  • Documentation of notes and relevant information associated with home medications in the EHR for the pharmacist
  • Communicating concisely and effectively with patients, families, pharmacists, and other health care providers related to patient home medication histories
  • Provides Resident treatments, medication dispensing, and care duties as delegated by the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor
  • Provide resident treatments, medication dispensing, and care duties as delegated by the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor
  • Conduct patient, family or caregiver interviews to obtain a list of medications a patient was taking prior to admission
  • Utilize other data sources to further investigate and complete an accurate medication list on occasion
  • Provide a compiled medication list that will be entered into the hospital’s computerized medication reconciliation program and verified by a registered pharmacist
  • Perform pharmacy technician job duties as assigned on occasion
  • Have additional duties that may be assigned by the Director as determined by need
Qualifications for medication technician
  • Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of personal computers and standard office software
  • Must have basic knowledge of public assistance and/or vendor programs and required forms
  • Must have knowledge of third party payors and understand managed care and insurance contractual arrangements
  • Must be detailed oriented, possess basic mathematical skills, and have sharp analytical skills to resolve financial issues as they relate to multiple groups including third party payors, physicians, patients and Parkland
  • Must be able to handle potentially stressful situations and multiple tasks simultaneously including instructing and counseling patients regarding Parkland payment policies and public assistance programs
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, government entities, insurance companies, and Parkland staff
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Medication Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medication technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medication technician
  • Obtains patients' complete current medication histories using multiple sources of information prior to admitting orders for ED admits, or within 24 hours of admission for other hospital patients
  • Conducts patient or caregiver interviews to obtain the most up to date medication histories for patients admitted to the hospital including over the counter, herbal and dietary supplements
  • Communicates with external pharmacies, physicians, insurance companies, and/or uses third party software to obtain patients' medication histories including drug names, strengths, directions, quantities, refill dates, last taken date/time
  • Accurately and completely documents the medication history in the hospital's electronic health record system for review and reconciliation by attending physicians
  • Coordinates with other healthcare professionals including nurses, physicians and case managers to identify high priority patients in need of medication history interviews
  • Resolves all medication history discrepancies and contacts pharmacists and/or physician timely to review and reconcile the list
  • Develops draft admission medication reconciliation list for ED admitted patients prior to attending physicians' initial orders
  • Assists with ED medication distribution and performs monthly unit inspections/audit rounds in the ED
  • Prioritizes workload effectively so as to achieve optimum productivity in relation to changing needs of the Patients, Nurses, Physicians, Case Managers and Pharmacists
  • Assists with student and resident training and conducts in-service education lectures as assigned regarding medication history/reconciliation policies and procedures
Qualifications for medication technician
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a pharmacy technician required
  • CPR - BLS Certification must be obtained within 60 days of employment
  • IV Certification must be obtained within 60 days of employment (ACCP or ASHP)
  • Requires completion of Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission approved pharmacy technician training program
  • Licensure by the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission required
  • Experience in a hospital pharmacy setting preferred
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Medication Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a medication technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medication technician
  • Aid and assist the pharmacist in assigned supervised duties in a responsible and ethical manner
  • Interacts with a variety of healthcare professionals, corrections and administrative staff to achieve the goals of the pharmacy department and fulfill contractual requirements
  • Maintain an organized pharmacy
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory
  • Process and rotate inventory including returns
  • Prepare all prepackage and repackage stock
  • Process medication orders from contract facilities
  • Observe all security policies and procedures
  • Perform medication histories for new admissions to TriStar Skyline Medical Center prior to transfer from the emergency department
  • Pharmacy services are provided 24 hours a day/seven days a week
Qualifications for medication technician
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certified (or training will be provided by employer within 30 days of hire date)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certified (will be provided by employer within 30 days of hire date)
  • Minimum of 2 years of Pharmacy Technician experience is required
  • Texas State Board of Pharmacy Registration required
  • CPR – BLS required within 60 days of employment
  • IV Certification (ACCP or ASHP) required within 60 days of employment
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Medication Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medication technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medication technician
  • Performs medication history assessments for new admissions to the hospital, providing complete information regarding each medication identified (drug, dose, route, frequency, indication for PRN, and last dose taken-date/time)
  • Verifies patient allergy information and ensure complete documentation (substance, allergy category, reaction description)
  • Coordinates medication history assessment
  • Documents the medication history and allergy information in the electronic medical record accurately and in a timely manner
  • Participates in the training of Pharmacy Technicians, Externs, and Pharmacy Students regarding home medication interviews and documentation
  • Assists the pharmacists in preparing and distributing drugs and maintaining drug inventory
  • Knowledge and application of hospital wide compliance policies specific compliance issues for area of accountability
  • Understand the medication reconciliation process in the EMR
  • Collect, clarify, create, confirm, and document accurate information regarding patients’ home medication
  • Work with pharmacists to coordinate daily work, identify issues needing a pharmacist’s attention, drug and disease state information, and help troubleshooting
Qualifications for medication technician
  • Charge Experience is highly preferred
  • 2) one year of work experience in a customer service-related field, working directly with customers that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities
  • Must successfully complete Medication History Technician Competency Program
  • 2 years of experience as a certified Pharmacy Technician in retail or inpatient
  • Experience with current pharmacy information systems
  • Indiana Pharmacy Technician License or Indiana Pharmacy Intern/Extern license if student is currently accepted into a school of pharmacy program
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Medication Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a medication technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for medication technician
  • Participate in quality improvement and medication safety projects pertaining to admission medication histories or medication reconciliation
  • Facilitate medication charge reconciliation under the direction of the Pharmacy Compliance Officer
  • Dispense medications following the organization's policies and procedures
  • Interview patients and/or family members to obtain information about current medications prescribed and taking, adherence to the documented regimen, and medication changes
  • Maintain drug and supply inventory in distribution areas
  • Participate in the department’s Quality Improvement Program and other continuous and process improvement initiatives
  • Utilize EPIC to access information and document completion of tasks
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  • Johnston-Willis Hospital performs more da Vinci® robotic surgeries than any other single facility in Central Virginia
  • First Hospital in Virginia to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation
Qualifications for medication technician
  • Requires Indiana Pharmacy Technician License OR intern/extern license if enrolled in accredited college of pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician National Certification required unless enrolled in accredited college of pharmacy
  • Requires the absence of criminal history related to the ability to work with drugs
  • Requires strong mathematical calculation skills
  • Requires working knowledge and skills as a pharmacy technician in assigned areas and ability to work within established procedures under moderate supervision
  • Requires effective customer service skills

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