The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is seeking a full time Research Pharmacy Program Assistant that will work as a member of a research team within the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality based in Baltimore, MD and will be located with the pharmacy team at Howard County General Hospital. The study is focused on developing a patient-centric model of medication safety, accomplished via data generated through a multi-method approach including use of a medication safety risk assessment tool. Findings will inform development of future interventions to improve medication safety in care transitions from hospital to home.
Duties & Responsibilities
Screen potential research participants for eligibility as well as enroll and obtain consent for participation, per study protocol
Assist the research team in collecting research data during patients' hospital stay and subsequent home visits
Conduct follow up phone interviews
Coordinate study participant registration and data collection logistics
Assisting with patient specific research data collection related to medication management
Organizes information such as patient demographics, medication histories, and other needed research data
Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary research team and the hospital pharmacy and medical services to support gathering of medication management information used in future quality improvement and system redesign efforts
Assist in the preparation of study reports and materials and other essential study functions
Performs the duties of a pharmacy technician as required by the supervising pharmacist as needed
High school diploma/GED, and at least two years of previous work experience as a pharmacy technician.
Completion of a pharmacy technician educational program is required. Must be certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy
A combination of inpatient and outpatient/retail pharmacy work experience is preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
Requires the skills to read and understand instructions, add and subtract numbers, and make comparisons between numbers and letters and the ability to understand and respond to written or verbal instructions
Incumbents must respond appropriately to instructions, questions or requests for information
Work requires contact with patients and/or caregivers, which involves courtesy
Requires the analytical skills and experience to serve as a resource in one or more the areas of technician practice
The position will require the ability to apply professional judgment, knowledge and experience
Any specific physical requirements for the job
Involves frequent travel to patients' homes for the purposes of research data collection
Personal vehicle and valid driver's license are required
Travel mileage will be reimbursed at a standard, federally approved rate
Classified title: Research Pharmacy Program Assistant
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full-time
Schedule (hours/days): Mon – Friday, 830am – 5pm
Employee subgroup: Non-exempt
Department name: Armstrong Institute
Work Location: Howard County General Hospital
Personnel area (School): SOM
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