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Medication Transition Coord I (Medication History)

  • Job ID: 912728903
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Rotating
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Med Transaction Coord
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.09 to $27.58 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Medication Transition Coordinator will support medication transitions for patients during hospital admissions and discharges as well as select outpatient visits to assure patients have medications and requested products before discharge. The Medication Transition Coordinator is responsible for logistically organizing and delivering requested medications and other products before discharge.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the clinical team to assist with patient's post-discharge medications and requested self-care products.
  • Obtain and document complete and accurate medication histories. Introduces the Meds-to-Bed program to patients. If the patient is interested, ensures the patient has given permission to accept services, is eligible for services, and has a method of payment. If a patient is enrolled in the Meds-to-Bed program change the pharmacy of choice in the electronic system.
  • Assists patients who have financial concerns by collaborating with the case manager. Ensures insurance information, prescriptions, and product orders are sent to the pharmacy. Collects method of payment and encourages counseling sessions with the Pharmacist.
  • Delivers prescription medications and/or products to patient's bedside once fulfilled by Pharmacy. 
  • Comfortable working autonomously and in a self-guided role. Ability to assess and anticipate the needs of the patient and his/her environment. Effective ability to communicate including verbal, non-verbal, written, and listening skills. Ability to demonstrate professionalism, strong organizational skills, initiative, and an ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.  Comfortable working with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and case managers.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in work assignments and location. Performs other duties as assigned by the manager.

 

Qualifications

  • One year experience in a patient-related healthcare role.
  • Education requirement (one of the following is required): College Degree (minimally an Associate's degree) in a science or healthcare field.Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing with current Pennsylvania license. Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) preferred.
  • Prior health-system pharmacy experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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