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Pharmacy Intern - 4th Year

Description

Are you a Pharmacy Student looking to start your internship career? UPMC Presbyterian is looking for pharmacy students graduating in 2023 that are interested in growing throughout their educational career! The Pharmacy Intern will be scheduled to work every other weekend and one weekday shift every other week from either 3:00pm-9:00pm or 4:00pm-10:00pm. There is a rotating holiday schedule as well. If you are interested in learning more, we invite you to apply! 

Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Pharmacy Manager and Director, Drug Use and Disease State Management, and general supervision of the Staff Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Intern is responsible for supporting the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients at UPMC. These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations, JCAHO Standards and the mission and policies of the hospital and departments. During the first summer of the internship, you will be trained in pharmacy operations to include IV admixtures, decentralized pharmacy model, central pharmacy operations, pharmacy satellite services as available. The time commitment expected is 40 hours/week with alternating day/evening/weekend work; during the school year, we are expecting the interns to work every third weekend with a minimal time commitment of 8 hours per pay period, non-weekend shifts. There will be a holiday commitment, one summer and one winter holiday on a rotational basis. Interns will be expected to work 2-3 shifts during each school break dependent on departmental needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists the pharmacist with medication distribution, including but not limited to filling medication orders, preparing IV admixtures/chemotherapy and controlled substance orders, maintaining patient profiles, performing prepacking, delivering medications, and exchanging emergency medication carts.
  • Accurately completes departmental documentation and billing by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with department procedures. Examples included, but are not limited to, dispensing and compounding records, refrigerator logs, hood-cleaning records, chemotherapy compounding records, patient/department billing, and controlled substance delivery records.
  • Progressively, over 3 years, will assist the Drug Use and Disease State Management Program by reviewing physician prescribing practices, assisting with design of formulary decisions, and evaluating medication error and adverse event experience.
  • Effectively uses information systems, robotics, and other applications to prepare medication labels, assist with dispensing medications, and prepare drug information responses.
  • Where applicable, completes clinical workload documentation (manual or electronic) by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with Department procedures.
  • Develops and maintains a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Assists the pharmacist with medication review, including but not limited to computer order entry, monitoring allergies, enforcing formulary decisions, and evaluating drug interactions.

Qualifications

  • Good standing in an accredited School of Pharmacy is required. 
  • Minimum course equivalency of first professional year of college of Pharmacy is required. 
  • Prior experience in pharmacy practice and career track in hospital pharmacy is preferred. 
  • The candidate also must possess good communication and computer skills.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Intern Certificate Certification preferred.
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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