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Pharmacy Intern
HCA | Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Job Description

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continue to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 220-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area's largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professionals like you to be a part of our Pharmacy Family!

Essential Pharmacy Intern job functions and responsibilities:

* Adheres to all Board of Pharmacy, JCAHO, CMA and FDA standards

* Receive and check in all medication and supplies by packing slip/purchase order /or invoice

* Complete and document monthly station inspections with concentration on proper storage of medications and removal of expired medications

* Organize and maintain a clean work area, and keep all areas free of hazards and obstructions

* Rotate inventory upon the put away process to ensure the earliest dating gets dispensed first

* Package and barcode medications in accordance to appropriate policies and procedures

* Maintain records of all prepackaged medications in accordance to all local and federal regulatory agencies

* Maintain all packaging equipment in accordance to policies and procedures

* Use proper sterile technique at all times when preparing IV solutions

* Demonstrates knowledge of IV filtration requirements

* Knowledgeable of dilution / expiration dating of products

* Accurately performs the necessary dosage calculations

* Restocks IV room daily as appropriate

* Helps train new technicians and interns on IV admixture techniques

* Adheres to all USP 797 standards as appropriate

* Communication, either written or oral, any medical, therapeutic, clinical or drug information, or any information recorded on the patient profile that does not require professional judgment

* Meet all department mandated timeframes and guidelines

* Follow all safety policies and procedures

* Practice and adherence to the Code of Conduct, Philosophy, and Mission Statement

* Attend all required training and education set by the organization or pharmacy department

* Perform other duties as assigned


* High School Diploma or GED (required)
* Current enrollment in a recognized school of pharmacy program of study recognized by the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy (required)


* Current and active Pharmacy Intern licensure registered with the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy (required)


* Completion of two years in an approved college of pharmacy in which the student is currently enrolled (required)


* Weekend & Holiday requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About HCA

HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to providing healthcare services that meet each community's local healthcare needs. We seek to integrate various services to deliver patient care with maximum quality and efficiency. Our approach includes focusing on quality; streamlining operations; sharing technology, equipment and personnel where appropriate; and using economies of scale when contracting for medical supplies and administrative services.

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