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Medication History Specialist

WellStar Health System

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted April 29, 2021.

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what’s possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people’s lives.


Medication History Specialist  Reports to Pharmacy Department.  Integral member of the Emergency Dept. team, responsible for working with patients who have been identified for admission to obtain and document best possible medication history. MHS role is essential to assure high quality and safe care by reducing medication duplications, commissions and possible errors. Info obtained will be accurately entered into the system and will be used by the physician, pharmacist, nurse and other 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 patient, family, pharmacy to compile best possible medication history. Responsible for entering all home medication orders into EMR. Monitor tracking board for potential admissions and highly complex patients to complete medication history to assist in delivery of quality care. Upon notification of admission, responsible for updating home medication record in EMR to match ordered and or active prescription medications.

Possess service excellence skills, setting patient and family at ease, demonstrating patience and compassion at the bedside. Will work under direction of Pharmacy Leadership, ED Leadership, Medication Safety Officer, and nurses as needed to resolve any discrepancies/errors in home medication orders.

Job Requirements:

Required Minimum Education: High School graduate or possess a GED.
Medical Terminology highly preferred.

Required Minimum Certification: Licensed as Certified Pharmacy Technician from the National Technician Licensing Board. Registered with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy.

Required Minimum Experience: Two years pharm tech experience required. Retail experience preferred.

Required Minimum Skills: Minimal typing. Basic computer. Good oral communication. Basic management. Good problem-solving skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds. Ability to push a transportation cart of approximately 100 pounds.