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Student - Pharmacy Intern

  • Job ID: 145646088
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Day Shift with Rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications

  • 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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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