Pharmacy Technician, MemorialCare Medical Foundation Pharmacy - FT/Days (8hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Mission Viejo, California
Internal Number: MEM005089
At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.
The Pharmacy Technician will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team known as the ACTIVE Diabetes Program. This position includes collaborating with physicians, clinical pharmacists, registered dietitians and social workers to manage patient with diabetes who are not at goal for their A1c, despite traditional management from their primary care physician and/or endocrinologist. Eligible patient populations include HMO, ACO, PPO, and Medicare. The expectations regarding patient care and follow up will be guided by protocols developed by the ACTIVE Diabetes Program based on current evidence-based medicine.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Back Office Responsibilities:
Perform medication reconciliation and patient education (such as glucometer training, teaching insulin injections, warfarin education, etc.).
Room patients, take and document vital signs, and perform point of care testing (INR, glucose, etc.) as needed. Evaluate patients for immediate medical need and report to provider.
Under pharmacist supervision, administer medications (i.e., insulin, flu vaccine, etc.) and perform monofilament foot exams.
Make accurate and precise callbacks under protocol to communicate provider instructions for warfarin and other medications, patient education, and test results.
Perform accurate charting/documentation of communication with patients, assessments, and interventions per scope of practice.
Adhere to infection control, universal precautions, and use of personal protective equipment as needed for all patient care procedures, maintenance of equipment, and disposal of waste. Dispose of contaminated/non-contaminated sharps in the appropriate disposal container.
Maintain cleanliness and sterilization of exam rooms, and all treatment areas as needed or directed.
Follow current policies and procedures for labeling and collection of all specimens, using appropriate media.
Access and interpret needed information from facility MSDS book or MSDS on-line in a prompt manner.
Respond to and participate in all clinical emergencies and maintenance of emergency equipment.
Front Office Responsibilities:
Greet, sign in, and highlight patients’ names immediately, notifying appropriate provider of patient arrival. Collect and receipt payments accurately, act as an information resource to patients/visitors, and verify all patient registration data, including following through with all changes. Produce error free batches, which include counting and balancing the cash drawer in agreement with EHR.
Schedule appointments according to individual provider attributes and department guidelines.
Maintain knowledge of computer scheduling functions, using proper registration protocols with all new patients, editing existing patient data, and utilizing proper visit types.
Complete all patient insurance/demographic changes, and all other needed account modifications in a timely and accurate manner.
Alert the nurse/provider that patient has arrived. Continuously assess waiting room for prolonged patient waiting. Notify appropriate party (patient/provider/nurse) when extended waiting time occurs. Communicate any and all delays to patients waiting longer than 15 minutes and offer alternatives when necessary. Notify management of patient issues.
Scan the provider schedules in detail to ensure appropriately scheduled appointments, alerting supervisor to any concerns/issues, and to verify providers are accurately scheduled out for meetings, days off, etc.
Continuously oversee the waiting room for cleanliness and safety. Straighten/tidy waiting area as needed. Report safety concerns to appropriate individual.
Maintain knowledge of providers, locations, hours, and services. Utilize tools and resources appropriately to offer information and match patients’ needs with services and protocols.
Confirm all appointments as directed. Reschedule any bumped appointments. Process kept or cancelled appointments per policy. Assist new patients with patient information forms and properly verify insurance eligibility for all appointments. Escort or direct patients to appropriate waiting area for medical services.
Assist patients with insurance, medical group, plan and benefit questions and information.
Monitor EHR Work Log and Task basket continuously and process accordingly.
Answer telephones, take messages, and forward to appropriate person.
Accurately file all paperwork in corresponding medical records, in date order and according to standard chart format.
Document and follow through on messages. Notify supervisor of inability to complete message protocol when necessary.
Facilitate and assist in care coordination with external providers such as out-patient pharmacies, Home health, lab providers, skilled nursing facilities, etc.