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As an integral member of the Emergency Department team, the Medication History Specialist (MHS) 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. The MHS role is essential to assure high quality and safe care by reducing medication duplications, commissions and possible errors. The information obtained will be accurately entered into the computer system and it will be used by the physicians, pharmacist, nurse and other healthcare providers as an input into treatment plans and medication orders during hospitalization, and in discharge planning for post hospital transition and care. Must pass medication history competency exam within 30 days of start date. Must be able to pass annual competency and quality assurance metrics. Interview and inquiry techniques, with the patient, family, pharmacy) to compile the best possible medication history. Responsible for entering all home medication orders into the electronic medical record. Monitor the tracking board for potential admissions and highly complex patients to complete the medication history to assist in the delivery of quality care. Upon notification of patient admission responsible for updating home medication record in electronic medical record to match ordered and or active prescription medications. Possess service excellence skills, setting patient and family at ease, emonstrating, patience and compassion at the bedside. Will work under direction of ED Leadership, Medication Safety Officer, and nurses as needed to resolve any discrepancies/errors in home medication orders.
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