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Lancaster General Health Medical History Specialist - Medication Administration in Lancaster, United States


Lancaster General Hospital

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7569 Medication History Services

Supervisory Organization

Medication History Services




Job Description

Job Title: Medication History Specialist-Medication Administration

This position is located in Lancaster, Pa

Full-time, 1.0 , 80 hours per two weeks working hours between 5:00 am and 7:30 pm varied shifts a combination of 8,10 and 12 hr shifts with every other weekend and holiday. At Lancaster General Hospital .

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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Medication History Specialist-Medication Administration. The Medication History Specialist provides Responsible for accurately collecting and entering patient medication histories into the hospital’s information system for utilization by health care professional during the hospital encounter. This role would provide services to patients on anticoagulation therapy.



Performs patient visit interview and assesses patient’s needs regarding upcoming visits and/or procedures and any current

problems with anticoagulant medication.

Provides patient education on medication interactions with anticoagulants as well as diet instructions and adverse reactions.

Relays information to cardiologist based on assessment. Pulls additional information from hospital, nursing homes and other

facilities as necessary

Makes phone calls to communicate medication dosages and next lab tests to homebound and nursing home patients. Calls

overdue patients as a reminder.

Answers incoming calls and assists patients with questions.

Utilizes all software programs necessary to document patient’s lab results, history and dosing instructions.




  • High school diploma or successful completion of General Educational Development (GED) exam is required.

  • LPN or RN licensure or Pharmacist with vaccine licensure(such as an Immunization certification through an accredited organization(American Pharmacist Association)

  • Must obtain 80% or higher on department administered exam on key elements of the medication history process (administered post employment.

  • Two (2) years of previous hospital health care.

  • General computer skills.

  • Considerable knowledge of medication names (both trade and generic), their uses, doses, and routes of administration.

  • Must be able to identify medications based on markings.

  • Excellent patient interview skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with patient and other health care professionals.

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.

This position requires a Professional License

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at

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