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Medication Transition Coord I (Med Histories) - Carlisle

  • Job ID: 302805200
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 361 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle PA 17015
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.76 to $28.40 / hour


The Medication Transition Coordinator I will support medication transitions for patients during hospital admissions and discharges as well as select outpatient visits with a goal of assuring patients have medications and requested products prior to leaving Pinnacle Health. This goal is accomplished by identifying new admissions, obtaining accurate medication histories, explaining the Meds-to-Beds program, and assuring requested products are affordable to the patient. The Medication Transition Coordinator I is responsible for logistically organizing and delivering requested medications and other products prior to discharge.



  • Demonstrates flexibility in work assignment and location.
  • Consistently communicates in a courteous and professional manner when interacting with customers and coworkers.
  • Respects confidentiality and established boundaries when providing information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager.
  • Obtain and document complete and accurate medication histories.
  • Introduces the Meds-to-Bed program to patient.
    • If the patient is interested, ensures the patient has given permission to accept services, are eligible for services, and have method of payment.
    • If patient in enrolled in the Meds-to-Bed program, changes the pharmacy of choice in the electronic system.
  • Collaborates with the clinical team to assist with patient's post discharge medications and requested self-care products.
  • Assists patients who have financial concerns by collaborating with case manager.
  • Ensures insurance information, prescriptions and product orders are sent to the pharmacy.
  • Delivers prescription medications and/or products to patient?s bedside once fulfilled by Pharmacy.
  • Collects method of payment and encourages counseling session with the Pharmacist.
  • Demonstrates compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to HIPAA Privacy Standards and Requirements.
  • Maintains working knowledge of specified equipment, services, and supplies available to transitioning patients.
  • Completes annual requirements required by Pinnacle Health System.
  • Understands how care is provided in a health care system and the roles of various providers and health care professionals.
  • Comfortable working autonomously and in a self-guided role.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable.
  • 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.
  • Must have sound judgment and decision-making ability.
  • Comfortable working with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and case managers.
  • Experience working with computerized systems including database maintenance/management and email


  • Must possess the knowledge, skill, physical ability, and mental capacity to perform the typical duties and responsibilities enumerated below or implicit therein:
    •  High school diploma or equivalent.
    • 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 with 1 year of experience in a healthcare role.
      • College Degree (minimally an Associate's degree) in a non-healthcare related field with 5 years of experience in a healthcare role.
      • Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing with current Pennsylvania license.
      • Completion of 2 years of nursing or pharmacy education.
      • Willingly reports, as assigned, to any facility that utilizes UPMC Pinnacle pharmacy services
      • Successfully completes all assigned annual competencies.

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