Classified Title: Research Pharmacy Program Assistant Working Title: Research Pharmacy Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14-$19.25 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 5755 Cedar Lane Department name: 60003427-SOM Admin Armstrong Institute Personnel area: School of Medicine
The candidate 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 or equivalent and at least two years of previous work experience as a pharmacy technician. Completion of a pharmacy technician educational program is required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications
Must be certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Involves frequent travel to patients' homes for the purposes of research data collection.
A personal vehicle and valid driver's license are required.
Travel mileage will be reimbursed at a standard, federally approved rate.
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