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Pharmacy Intern

Requisition R129855 Market Midlothian, Virginia Department Pharmacy - St. Francis Richmond Shift All Schedule Part-time

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position 

The Pharmacy Intern assists pharmacists in safely and correctly interpreting and processing physicians’ orders via entering, selecting, assembling, dispensing, and ensuring delivery of medications to the ultimate user for both inpatient and outpatient services. Assures the accurate and timely distribution of medications, IV solutions, floor stock supplies and controlled substances to patient care areas. Helps ensure accurate charge and credit functions for inpatients and outpatients and interacts with medical center personnel, physicians, patients, and others via verbal and personal contact daily.

Essential Job Functions

Inpatient/Infusion Pharmacy:

*Assists in accurate medication order interpretation. This involves selecting or compounding, dispensing, ensuring delivery of and stocking the correct products to fulfill physician orders. Fill medication drawers and automated dispensing cabinets, floor stock, and controlled substances as applicable.

*Compounds IV admixtures aseptically and accurately

*Operates and loads automation devices (robotics or automated cabinets) for drug dispensing

*Assists other hospital staff with medication and pharmacy related issues via answering phone calls and responding to computerized medication messages

*Distributes patient medications promptly and efficiently, as well as delivers and restocks medications

*Completes monthly unit inspections for an assigned hospital area as assigned– this involves ensuring this area has no outdated medications, is appropriately stocked, and checking crash carts

*Clarifies prescriptions with physicians or appropriate staff members and participation in medication reconciliation with patients as assigned

*Counsels and provides medication education to transition of care patients prior to discharge as assigned

*Trains, educates, and precepts new pharmacy technicians, students, and interns

*Participates on various departmental and interdepartmental committees

Outpatient/Non-Acute Pharmacy:

*Assists in accurate medication order interpretation. This involves entering, selecting, filling, compounding, dispensing, and ensuring release of the final product to the correct person to fulfill prescriber orders

*Assists patients and counseling of medication and pharmacy related issues via answering phone calls and in person consultations under the supervision and direction of a pharmacist

*Restocks frequently used medications and over the counter products in pharmacy areas in addition to operating applicable automation dispensing system devices within the pharmacy

*Receives, transfers, and clarifies oral prescriptions with prescribers or appropriate staff members as authorized by state law and under pharmacist supervision

*Administers immunizations [if immunization certified via an accredited immunization program as allowed per state law]

*Trains, educates, and precepts new pharmacy technicians, students, and interns

*Assists other staff with medication issues and response to email and phone call concerns or follow-up

*This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

*Note: Some of the above tasks may only be performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

*This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations.

Licensing/Certification

Pharmacy Intern License – State Board of Pharmacy (required)

Basic Life Support (BLS) - Various (preferred)

Education

High School Diploma or GED (required)

Actively enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy with an active board of pharmacy intern license (required)

Work Experience

None

Training

None

Language

None

Patient Population

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials

May have periods of constant interruptions

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions

*Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.)  1-33%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.)   1-33%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.)    1-33%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.)  1-33%

Stoop/Kneel   1-33%

Crawling   0%

Climbing    0%

Balance   1-33%

Bending    1-33%

Sitting    1-33%

Walking    67-100%

Standing   67-100%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near

Hazards

Depth perception

Use of latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Skills

Medication Preparation

Mathematics

Prescriptions

Medical Prescriptions

Patient medications

Filling Prescriptions

Processing Prescriptions

Dispensing Prescriptions

Packaging

Compounding Medications

Attention to Detail

Training Employees

Enthusiasm to Learn

Active Listening

Verbal Communication

Written Communication

Time Management

Teamwork

Problem Solving

Clinical Pharmacy

Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

0.01

Work Shift:

All

Department:

Pharmacy - St. Francis Richmond

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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