Pharmacy Intern- Outpatient - PRN
Methodist Healthcare - Memphis TN

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Summary

    Under direct supervision, the Pharmacy Intern will perform various tasks for the pharmacy department that will prepare them for a pharmacist position in health-system pharmacy. The Pharmacy Intern will be assigned progressive responsibilities for each subsequent year of internship. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

    Education/Experience/Licensure

    Education/Formal Training

    Work Experience

    Credential/Licensure

    REQUIRED:

    Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of pharmacy

    N/A

    N/A

    PREFERRED:

    Has met program requirements for the designated professional year of pharmacy school (P1, P2, P3, P4) OR a graduate of a PharmD program requiring intern hours to obtain licensure.

    N/A

    N/A

    SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

    If candidate has been accepted and not yet enrolled in pharmacy school, they must be registered as a pharmacy tech in the state of Tennessee. In Mississippi the candidate must be registered as a pharmacy tech with the state regardless of whether they are accepted or enrolled.

    N/A

    N/A

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Performs unit dose functions, including filling patient drawers on unit dose cart with a 24-hour supply of medications.
    • Fills medication orders for delivery to nursing unit by packaging and labeling doses using computer generated labels for review by pharmacist. Fills floor stock drugs and general requisitions accurately.
    • Answers telephone calls. Provides routine information about medications or handles pharmacy problems. Refers calls to pharmacist or supervisor when necessary. Demonstrates effective customer relations skills, promotes a positive work environment.
    • Delivers prescriptions, floor stock, medication carts, IV solutions and emergency drugs to nursing units. Operates tubes system and provides prompt customer service.
    • Assists in inventory control, checks inventory to ensure drugs are in date, restocks unit dose bins, bulk areas, carts used in emergency rooms, surgery and other patient care areas.
    • Responsible for bulk packaging and extemporaneous medication preparation.
    • Maintains narcotics accountability sheets and files daily reconciliation sheets. Participates in narcotic and Omnicell drug distribution.
    • Requests labels for IV preparation as needed; pulls plain and premixed IVs for pharmacist check. Prepares IV solutions, TPNs and parenteral products working under direct pharmacist supervision.
    • Assists in pharmacy-related research projects.
    • Additional duties to be performed (in addition to those listed above) based on a planned progression of increased responsibility at each respective internship

    Key Job Responsibilities

    Physical Requirements

    • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
    • Must have good balance and coordination.
    • The physical requirements of this position are: light work – exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
    • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
    • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.

    Nearest Major Market: Memphis
    Job Segment:
    Intern, Pharmacy, Patient Care, Supply, Entry Level, Healthcare, Operations, Research

    Summary

    Under direct supervision, the Pharmacy Intern will perform various tasks for the pharmacy department that will prepare them for a pharmacist position in health-system pharmacy. The Pharmacy Intern will be assigned progressive responsibilities for each subsequent year of internship. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

    Education/Experience/Licensure

    Education/Formal Training

    Work Experience

    Credential/Licensure

    REQUIRED:

    Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of pharmacy

    N/A

    N/A

    PREFERRED:

    Has met program requirements for the designated professional year of pharmacy school (P1, P2, P3, P4) OR a graduate of a PharmD program requiring intern hours to obtain licensure.

    N/A

    N/A

    SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

    If candidate has been accepted and not yet enrolled in pharmacy school, they must be registered as a pharmacy tech in the state of Tennessee. In Mississippi the candidate must be registered as a pharmacy tech with the state regardless of whether they are accepted or enrolled.

    N/A

    N/A

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Performs unit dose functions, including filling patient drawers on unit dose cart with a 24-hour supply of medications.
    • Fills medication orders for delivery to nursing unit by packaging and labeling doses using computer generated labels for review by pharmacist. Fills floor stock drugs and general requisitions accurately.
    • Answers telephone calls. Provides routine information about medications or handles pharmacy problems. Refers calls to pharmacist or supervisor when necessary. Demonstrates effective customer relations skills, promotes a positive work environment.
    • Delivers prescriptions, floor stock, medication carts, IV solutions and emergency drugs to nursing units. Operates tubes system and provides prompt customer service.
    • Assists in inventory control, checks inventory to ensure drugs are in date, restocks unit dose bins, bulk areas, carts used in emergency rooms, surgery and other patient care areas.
    • Responsible for bulk packaging and extemporaneous medication preparation.
    • Maintains narcotics accountability sheets and files daily reconciliation sheets. Participates in narcotic and Omnicell drug distribution.
    • Requests labels for IV preparation as needed; pulls plain and premixed IVs for pharmacist check. Prepares IV solutions, TPNs and parenteral products working under direct pharmacist supervision.
    • Assists in pharmacy-related research projects.
    • Additional duties to be performed (in addition to those listed above) based on a planned progression of increased responsibility at each respective internship

    Key Job Responsibilities

    Physical Requirements

    • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
    • Must have good balance and coordination.
    • The physical requirements of this position are: light work – exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
    • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
    • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.

    Nearest Major Market: Memphis
    Job Segment:
    Intern, Pharmacy, Patient Care, Supply, Entry Level, Healthcare, Operations, Research

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