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Posted:
11/16/2019
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Pharmacy
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Pharmacist Intern
Dignity Health | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Overview

Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women's Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/californiahospital for more information.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The intern pharmacist is responsible for technical, clerical and transportation duties for the department and is involved with the preparation, distribution, and delivery of medication. The intern pharmacist also performs professional duties as related to The 4 Key Processes for Medication Usage (Prescribing, Preparation and Dispensing, Administering, Monitoring.) All work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The intern pharmacist will also demonstrate competency in patient care for neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

Qualifications

Requirements:

* Current registration as a pharmacy intern with the California State Board of Pharmacy.
* Knowledge of legal restrictions on the activities of pharmacy interns in a pharmacy, Federal and State regulations relating to pharmaceutical transactions, medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical terminology and calculations, prescription processing, aseptic technique in the preparation of intravenous admixtures and total parenteral nutrition, safe handling of antineoplastic/chemotherapeutic agents, generic/trade names of medication, extemporaneous prescription compounding of sterile and non-sterile products, the organization of an acute care hospital and related facilities, proper body mechanics, proper safety practices and techniques, computer skills and inventory control and supplies ordering.
* Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with a wide variety of hospital personnel, act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public, maintain the confidentiality of hospital operations and medical status of patients, teach and train others and provide education to patients, staff and physicians.

This position is represented by SEIU.

About Dignity Health

Company Description

At Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) a family of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff are delivering excellent care to diverse communities across Arizona, California and Nevada. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the eighth largest hospital provider in the nation and the largest hospital system in California.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable health care services in a compassionate environment that meets each patient’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. Upholding the core values of dignity, justice, stewardship, collaboration, and excellence, our healing philosophy serves not just our patients, but our staff, our communities, and our planet.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, we endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole.

Mission & Values

Our mission sets a clear focus for our work. Our values define how we carry out the mission. Our vision demands that we consistently and effectively live up to both.

Our Mission
Dignity Health and our Sponsoring Congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to:

  • Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
  • Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and
  • Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision
A vibrant, national health care system known for service, chosen for clinical excellence, standing in partnership with patients, employees and physicians to improve the health of all communities served.

Our Values
Dignity Health is committed to providing high-quality, affordable health care to the communities we serve. Above all else we value:

  • Dignity - Respecting the inherent value and worth of each person.
  • Collaboration - Working together with people who support common values and vision to achieve shared goals.
  • Justice - Advocating for social change and acting in ways that promote respect for all persons and demonstrate compassion for our sisters and brothers who are powerless.
  • Stewardship - Cultivating the resources entrusted to us to promote healing and wholeness.
    Excellence
    - Exceeding expectations through teamwork and innovation.

Working Here

We take great pride in our compassionate, faith-based foundation. Providing a working environment where our people can live the values and deliver on the mission is the most important thing we can do as an employer. We want our employees to grow in their profession, we want to provide them with opportunities for advancement and continuing education, and we want them to feel that they are living a healthy balance between work and home.

Benefits

As part of our commitment to attract and retain the best talent, we foster an environment where our employees are valued for who they are, not just what they do. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

    * no-premium HMO medical, dental and vision coverage
    * coverage for domestic partners
    * life insurance
    * paid time off program
    * flexible spending accounts
    * retirement plan, and more

And, to enhance career development goals, we provide opportunities to continually learn and grow through:

    * our Dignity Health Learning Institute (in-house educational program)
    * RN-to-BSN Distance Education Courses (through Dignity Health & Holy Names College's NEXUS videoconferencing service)
    * tuition reimbursement of at least $3,000 per year
    * pilot nurse mentor program in collaboration with the California Nurses Association Foundation
    * clinical excellence, leadership and specialty training programs