Job Description

Job Title: Student - Pharmacy Intern - Casual
Job ID: 633842
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601


UPMC Altoona - Student - Pharmacy Intern - Casual - first shift



Works under the direct supervision of the pharmacist at all times. Student is to aid the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services in the hospital. Emphasis placed on learning and understanding the workings of a hospital pharmacy in preparation of a career as a pharmacist. Students are assigned and responsible to their preceptor. Hours worked may count toward fulfillment of required internship hours with the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy.


  • Accurately fills floor stock request.
  • Basic understanding of concept of physical stability and chemical stability as it relates to parenteral pharmaceuticals.
  • Correctly interpret physician orders and can distinguish between pharmaceutical orders, laboratory tests, radiology, nursing and other orders.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.
  • Selects drugs from stock in proper dose, dosage form and quantity as ordered by physician under direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.


Current enrollment in an accredited School of Pharmacy preferred. Discreet in the use and divulgence of confidential information. Understanding, patient, courteous and tactful in handling patients, visitors and the public. Able to follow written and verbal instructions. Able to use a telephone effectively and receive or transmit messages clearly and accurately. Able to adapt self to various conditions and personalities encountered in the work.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Union Position: No

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