Emergency Department Medication Rec Tech
Job Title:Emergency Department Medication Rec Tech
Department:6231 - Emergency Department
Job Category:Emergency Department
FTE:0.30 - 12 hours
Schedule:12 hrs/wk; 9a-930p, every third weekend
FLSA Status:Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Responsible for documenting and reviewing all home medications to ensure a complete, accurate list of medications is entered into the electronic medical record. Requires working with the patient, nurse, primary physician, and/or outside pharmacy resources for accurate recording of medications and script details. In addition, functions as a HUC/CNA within the Emergency Department, responsible for general clerical duties and basic nursing care to patients under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.
- Coordinates with patient, nurse, and/or physician as required to document complete and accurate medication information2. for home medications, prescriptions, and medications in history on admitted patients.
- Functions as a liaison between patient care provider, staff, pharmacy staff, and patient to ensure accurate complete medication histories.
- Performs EKGs and responsible for retrieving previous EKGs, as needed.
- Obtains blood specimens and collects non-blood specimens such as urine, sputum, and throat swabs for laboratory testing.
- Promptly answers patient call lights and requests.
- Assists with comfort needs of patients and activities of daily living (ADLs), as needed, under direction of supervising RN.
- Performs venipuncture and finger sticks using the aseptic technique and in accordance with department procedures. Observes hospital isolation procedures.
- Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, effectively uses verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills to maintain cooperative and professional relationships.
- Supports an environment conducive to professional practice by functioning as a role model and resource person.
- Current CNA certification required. Must be active on the IL Health Care Worker Registry as a CNA.
- Demonstrate completion of the AHRQ Medications at Transition Toolkit and the AHSP medication reconciliation technician training within the first six months of hire.
- Must attend and complete HUC continuing education.
- Must meet the prescribed standards as determined by the department director.
- Experience in acute care setting preferred.
- Attention to detail and accuracy are a must.
- Ability to work independently.
- Strong operational knowledge in Microsoft Windows/Office products and the ability to learn the CGH order entry system.