Kettering Health Network

Medication History Tech - Dayton - Inpatient Pharmacy - FT/Varied

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/13/2022 12:29 PM)
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Varied Shift
# of Openings
80 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 1.0


Sign-on Bonus! Up to $3,000 available to eligible applicants

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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


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Campus Overview

Kettering Health Dayton

  • Kettering Health Dayton, formerly Grandview Medical Center, has been providing care to Dayton and surrounding communities for over 90 years.
  • Over 20 specialties, including orthopedics, heart and vascular, surgery, and trauma services.
  • KH Dayton expanded their Emergency Department as well as their heart & vascular services to include an additional catheterization lab and electrophysiology lab.
  • Partners with Gem City Market to provide fresh fruits and vegetables every Tuesday within the hospital. 
  • One of the largest osteopathic teaching hospitals in the United States.
  • 371 bed facility
  • Over the past several years, KH Dayton has received many awards, including:
    • Top 100 Hospital
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades in 2019.
    • Received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.


Responsibilities & Requirements

Essential Functions (Tasks, duties and responsibilities that describe the job’s purpose. Each duty must constitute at least 10% of the job. Anything less than 10% falls under “other duties as assigned.”)


Ability to navigate the ED tracking board and determine patient selection

Perform medication history assessments for new admissions to the hospital, providing complete information regarding each medication identified (i.e., drug, dose, route, frequency, indication for PRN, and last dose taken date/time).

Prompts patient for additional medications, by specifically suggesting over the counter (OTCs) medications including herbals, vitamins, pain relievers, cold products patches, lotions & creams, eye drops, sprays, and inhalers.

Verify patient allergy information and ensure complete documentation (i.e., substance, allergy category, reaction description)

Coordinate medication history assessment with nursing team. 

Document the medication history and allergy information in the electronic medical record accurately and in a timely manner.

Has excellent knowledge of brand and generic medication names, common dosages and dosage forms and frequency of administration of each medication.

Ability to communicate with patients of all education levels in an Emergency Department setting 

Ability to log on to electronic clinical data base to determine if medication list exists for patient

Participate in performance improvement activities

Precept Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacists, and Nurses regarding home medication interviews and documentation

In addition to these specialized responsibilities, the med history pharmacy tech will also be able to function as a standard pharmacy tech:

     Assisting pharmacists in preparing and distributing drugs, maintaining the drug inventory and maintenance of records

     Responsible for knowledge and application of hospital-wide corporate compliance policies as well as compliance issues for specific areas of accountability

     Must work with Compliance Officer and the Compliance Committee to detect, report, and resolve any compliance concerns in a timely manner.

Other duties as assigned

May perform Pharmacy Technician I and Pharmacy Technician II duties as needed.

Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist


Minimum Education/Work Experience/ Licenses, Certifications and Registrations (Include licenses, certifications and registrations required by the regulatory or governing body of that discipline.):

High School diploma or GED

Previous retail pharmacy or Current registration as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in the State of Ohio. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification or equivalent required related healthcare experience is preferred.


Required Skills

Accurate work with careful attention to detail and persistence to get the job done right every time.

Working knowledge of common outpatient medication doses and forms preferred. 

Excellent math and computer skills are required.  Must demonstrate an ability to learn complicated processes and tasks and to apply learning to new situations.

Possess the necessary interpersonal and communication skills required to interact with patients, coworkers and other health professionals. 

Cohesive team-building skills.

Ability to function independently with little supervision

Ability to prioritize work in a high-volume work environment.

Must be able to write legibly, speak, and read English proficiently. 

Must be able to operate computer, calculator, telephone, pager, and other related pharmacy equipment. 

Adapt to changes in workload and schedule to meet patient needs. 

Must also have the ability to set priorities and to re-set priorities as needed by situations in the department.  Strong problem-solving skills, analytical and organizational skills are required for this position.


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