Job Description

Under immediate direction of a qualified licensed pharmacist, the intern shall prepare, dispense and distribute medication and provide clinical monitoring and drug information in a manner which ensures quality patient care and is in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the state.

  • Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, reviews and interprets prescriptions for inpatients and outpatients using computerized patient profiles to ensure the appropriateness of dosage and to determine the significance of potential drug-drug interaction.
  • Prepares and dispenses appropriate amount of inpatient and outpatient medication under the supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Under direct supervision of a pharmacist, contact and confers with physicians concerning the appropriate drug, dose, dosing interval, drug allergy and drug-drug interaction.
  • Assists in the filling of unit dose and decentralized carts with medications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the pharmacy computer systems, including maintaining patient profiles, preparing labels and data entry for billing purposes.
  • Conducts I.V. rounds and under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, prepares I.V. additives using aseptic techniques in the laminar air flow hood.
  • Fills automated dispensing machines and delivers patient medications accurately.
  • Develops an understanding of pharmacy’s quality assurance/quality improvement activities and participates in those activities.
  • Functions in the role of a Pharmacy Technician as appropriate and as necessary.

SECONDARY POSITION ROLES:

  • Assists manager in developing and implementing new programs and policies and procedures; actively participates in gathering accurate data for quality assurance issues, clinical pharmacy documentation, DUE and ADR.
  • Conducts monthly nursing unit and pharmacy inspections when necessary.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Pharmacist or Director of Pharmacy.
  • Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism at all times
  • Organizes and prioritizes work assignments
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication
  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized; Keeps pharmacy equipment clean
  • Collects data, conducts quality monitors, and completes documentation as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Wears hospital badge identification while on duty.
  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal hygiene.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Assures confidentiality of patient records.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Assists in the resolution of problems or concerns while being a supportive team member.
  • Consistently strives to promote great customer service in all aspects of the job.

Education: High school degree or equivalent required. Enrolled in or recent graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy required.

Experience: Previous experience as a hospital pharmacy technician preferred; ACPE or ASHP accredit course in compounding sterile preparations preferred.

Certification/Licensure: Licensure as a pharmacy intern by the State Board of Pharmacy required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Disabled

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