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Medication History Technician

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20869

Position Summary

All Shifts Available Shift

Performs specialty functions in support of medication reconciliation. Obtains a current medication list for admitted patients through in-person interviews. Performs second sourcing by collecting medication list and verifying this with a second source. 

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Conducts scripted interviews with patients admitted to the hospital.
  1. Obtains the patient’s most accurate and current home medication list, including prescription and non-prescription medications.
  1. Obtains the patient’s medication allergy history.
  1. Resolves home medication list discrepancies with an in-patient hospital pharmacist and/or an MMC approved second source of information.
  1. Accurately documents the home medication list and allergy information in the Cerner Health Information System.
  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Required Experience


  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.


  • Possesses a current State of Illinois Technician license or is able to obtain such license within 60 days of employment. Applicants may not begin work without proof of licensure application, either electronic (Web) verification or hard copy of application.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) except for:
    • Pharmacy technicians who obtained initial licensure prior to January 1, 2008.
    • Pharmacy students enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy.
    • Medication History Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) within 12 months of hire


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in retail/community pharmacy practice or 5 years hospital pharmacy experience required. Current enrollment in the final year of a Doctorate of Pharmacy program will be considered in lieu of pharmacy experience.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of brand and generic medication names, common doses and dosage forms, and common administration frequencies
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently input data into the Cerner Health Information System
  • Effectively utilize drug information resources
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information
  • Ability to set priorities
Springfield, IL

Colleen Corcoran


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