Mercy Health

  • Medication History Technician

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Pharmacy-Acute Care
    US-AR-Fort Smith
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    The Medication History Technician is to review, clarify, document and verify with the patient (if possible) prior to or within 24 hours of admission to the hospital. The Medication History Technician will clarify information through communication with the patient, patients’ family, providers, and local pharmacies, of which medications the patient is currently on and/or can be removed Prior To Admission (PTA) to the hospital. The Medication History Technician will be licensed and certified as a pharmacy technician as defined by the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy. The Medication History Technician will also assist Pharmacists in preparation and distribution of medications and maintenance of pharmacy records. The Pharmacy Technician shall perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards. Demonstrates customer service skills that show compassion, dignity, and care for patients, patient’s family members, and providers. Follows all approved policies, procedures, protocols, and complies with regulatory standards while performing job responsibilities.



    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

    • Education:High School Diploma or Equivalent

    • Licensure:Current Arkansas Board of Pharmacy Technician License (annual)

    • Experience:At least 2 years of experience in Pharmacy (hospital or retail).

    • Certification/Registration:National Pharmacy Technician Certification required. If not
      Certified, the applicant is required to obtain Certification within
      6 months from date of hire, promotion or start date of the

    • Other skills & knowledge:(skills, knowledge, abilities)

      Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      Ability to use a variety of computer programs including Outlook,
      Word and Excel. Must have knowledge of medical and medication terminology. Possess the ability to communicate, function and work with others as a team. Must be able to lift moderately heavy objects, stand for long periods of time and walk long distances. Able to display compassion to patients, families and co-workers.


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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