Medication History Pharmacy Technician Specialist

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Decatur, Illinois


The Medication History Technician is responsible for working with patients who have been identified for admission to the hospital in order to obtain and document the best possible medication history

Required Skills

  • Conducts scripted patient interviews that are focused on obtaining the most accurate current “home” medication list that includes both prescription and non-prescription medications and medication allergies.
  • Clarifies as many uncertainties as possible with a hospital pharmacist and/or the patient’s outside pharmacy to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Records / enters the patient’s list of stated home medications, allergy history, and preferred pharmacy into electronic health record.
  • Is able to set priorities and work efficiently and accurately
  • Meets State of Illinois educational requirements for Pharmacy technician license renewal; completes all hospital required education, and pursues other educational opportunities.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of the technician and pharmacist work routines.
  • May assist with other duties outlined in the pharmacy technician job description as needed
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Experience

Education and/or Other Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Current registration or eligibility for licensure with the State of Illinois for practice as a pharmacy technician. Must provide proof of licensure within 30 days of hire. Pharmacy technician licenses issued after December 31, 2007 must have Certified designation by second renewal in accordance with Section 9 of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in retail/community pharmacy practice or 5 years hospital pharmacy experience required. History of recent retail experience preferred. Current enrollment in a Pharm.D. program would be considered in lieu of pharmacy experience. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Environmental Factors

This position is performed within a general office environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and move through an office environment.
  • The employee’s duties include constant repetitive motion of the arms, hands and wrists.
  • Ability to attend to visual details.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to receive and comprehend written and oral communications.

Mental Demands

  • Analyze information or data.
  • Plan sequence of operations or actions.
  • Make decisions of moderate to substantial effects, with a variety of alternatives and moderate to substantial consequences.
  • Use logic to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information, deal with abstract variables.
  • Comprehend written basic instructions, safety rules, office memoranda at a high school graduate level.
  • Ability to compose written communication using standard business English at a high school graduate level.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job.  In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.

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