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Medication History Technician

Job Title Medication History Technician Location Scranton, PA Job Category Pharmacy Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department GCMC Pharmacy Technician Team Date posted 05/07/2023 Job ID R-47378

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the medication history technician will obtain and update the patient’s medication history information in the electronic health record (EHR). This is accomplished by interviewing the patient and/or caregiver, along with obtaining information from other trusted sources such as pharmacies, physician offices, etc.

Job Duties

  • Works in close collaboration with the pharmacist, to ensure that the medication history is accurately documented.
  • Obtains and documents a patient’s medication history.
  • Actively includes the patient and family or caregiver as appropriate to identify the most accurate information.
  • Documents the medication history accurately and completely in the EHR.
  • Contacts the patient’s outside pharmacy, referring facility, or physician(s) to resolve all discrepancies in the medication history in a timely fashion.
  • Documents the resolution of discrepancies in the medical record so that the appropriate providers and pharmacists can review and reconcile the list.
  • Obtains the patient’s medication history as the priority, working in conjunction with the patients, patient’s family members, retail pharmacies, co-workers, physicians, and the nursing unit, etc.
  • in order to complete the medication histories in a timely fashion without negatively impacting patient care.
  • Identifies potential clinical issues including but not limited to medication duplications, medications that are no longer being taken by the patient, and dosage inaccuracies and appropriately refers patients for pharmacist review.
  • Corrects documentation information in the EHR to reflect an accurate accounting of the current medications that the patient is taking.
  • Identifies information on when medications were last taken by and administered to the patient and documents that information in the EHR.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Computer Literacy; Teamwork

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Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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