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Pharmacy Intern - 4th Year

Description

Purpose:

UPMC is seeking a dedicated pharmacy student intern to provide an outstanding patient experience and high-quality service for our patients. Under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist, our pharmacy interns perform a wide variety of functions to support the provision of pharmaceutical care.   These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations.  Our internship provides a hands-on experience and a challenging environment for you to develop the operational and clinical skills to grow in the field of pharmacy.   We are looking for a team player who is detailed-orientated, adept at prioritizing, reliable, and has exceptional communication skills.  We are specifically looking for students interested in staying with us for the duration of their schooling to build their long-term pharmacy experience.  Scheduling requirements are practice site specific and determined by departmental needs.  Intern shifts can include daylight, evening, weekend, and holiday requirements.  Specific information on scheduling will be further discussed during the interview process.  Join us for an opportunity to learn and grow as you prepare for your pharmacist career with a patient-focused pharmacy team. Apply today to learn more!

 

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.
  • Minimum course equivalency of first professional year of college of Pharmacy.
  • Prior experience in pharmacy practice and career track in hospital pharmacy preferred.
  • The candidate also must possess good communication and computer skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Intern Certificate Certification preferred.
 

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct